SELECTION PROCESS (2015)
STEP 1: Submission of materials for inclusion of program; participants are asked to submit the following materials for consideration:
1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume Biography
2. General Excise Tax License/DCCA registered business name
*If you need assistance with registering your business, please contact us immediately at
CL-FI@thecutcollectivehi.com or call 808.497.8400
3. Portfolio of brand concept + collection
4. Minimum 5-page Business Plan
5. 2-page Synopsis
6. Completed Application and signed Release Form
7. (OPTIONAL) Portfolio of previous work
This material will be reviewed and assessed by CL/FI Program Director and partners. Up to 10 “Participants” may be chosen from the submissions.
STEP 2: CL/FI Program Director forwards the Applicants’ information to CL/FI selection board. They will weigh in and aid the Program Director and staff in choosing up to 10 Participants. Applicants will be graded on the following areas:
1. Creativity - Uniqueness of brand, originality/progressiveness of concepts, and execution of designs.
2. Overall business knowledge/acumen
3. Commitment to business and personal success
4. Passion for the CL/FI program, peers, and community
5. Past achievements related to the industry
STEP 3: The CL/FI Program Coordinator informs Applicants as to which of them have been chosen to participate in the 2015 CL/FI.
**Applicants who will not be advancing will be informed.
GRADING RUBRIC (2015)
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY - 10 POINTS
Level of the applicants passion not only for their ow success, but the success of their peers and the local industry as a whole to move forward.
COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS - 20 POINTS
Dedication level of applicant to the success of their business and their potential to achieve success in the industry
DESIGN INNOVATION - 30 POINTS
Overall innovation, quality, and execution of designs and marketing concepts.
BUSINESS AND BRAND IDENTITY - 30 POINTS
Viability of the applicant's business plan and brand identity in the industry's marketplace.
TOTAL: 100 POINTS
PROFESSIONALISM - 10 POINTS
Overall organizational and professional skills of the applicant.
SELECTION BOARD (2015)
Fine Jewelry Designer at BLISS LAU and
Educator at Parsons School of Design
Founder of Fashion Business Incorporated and
Author of Fashion for Profit
Chief Office of Creative Industries Division
DBEDT at State of Hawaii
Executive Director and CEO of
High Technology Development Corporation
Entrepreneur-in-Residence of mbloom
Vice President of Business Advocacy
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
Managing Fashion Editor at HONOLULU Magazine
Senior Fashion Editor at HONOLULU Magazine
Creative Director and Co-Founder of FITTED Hawaii
CEO of JAMS World