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Nurturing LCF’s entrepreneurial spirit: Specialists from DWEET, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and Petit Pli talk all things Business Modelling with Graduate Futures

LCF students speaking with DWEET
  • Written byM. Ashton
  • Published date 14 February 2023
LCF students speaking with DWEET

Without a business model, an idea is just that – an idea. Fashion industry thought-leaders from DWEET, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and Petit Pli recently joined Graduate Futures for an in-person masterclass to share valuable business strategy insights with LCF students and graduates.

  • Eli Duane (Co-Founder, DWEET)
  • Julia Sokele (Self-Employed Creative Direction Consultant)
  • Kristina Brjazgunova (Head of Product Innovation, YOOX NET-A-PORTER)
  • Arabella Turek (Chief Operations Officer, Petit Pli)

Our panel took part in a lively discussion, before running a series of engaging mini-presentations which looked at past, present and future industry trends that have informed innovative new business models.

LCF students speaking with Petit Pli

With the desire to support LCF’s aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers at the heart of this session; the activity closed with interactive breakout groups, where every student could speak with the industry guests directly. The themes of this session helped students and graduates identify suitable customer or client segments and showed them how to uncover core value propositions which could help them establish organic revenue streams.

In today’s world, making a great product or service is easier than ever. However, DWEET, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and Petit Pli translated the jargon for LCF’s freelance and entrepreneurial community, showing them that modelling your business makes a difference.

LCF students speaking with YOOX-NET-A-PORTER
LCF students collaborating