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Life after MBA: Michelle Reid, Co-Founder of

posted by Paul Mucciarone

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LIM College’s graduate program breeds entrepreneurs. After graduating, new alumni are thirsty to own their own businesses. Michelle Reid, an MBA student specializing in entrepreneurship is using the tools that LIM College has provided in order to embark upon her journey to become successful. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Michelle lives in Harlem, New York City and will be graduating in May, 2014.

In 2012, Michelle and her two partners started is a style social network that allows people to photo-share their personal style, network and buy and sell fashion products. The company's mission is to inspire others and represent everyone who loves fashion. Michelle Reid believes, “Fashions come and go but style is forever!” is currently running and showcasing New York City’s most stylish people caught on camera by the company’s scouts. Viewers also have the ability to register their username to join the mobile app that is planned to launch in the summer of 2014.

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Michelle Reid mentions, “We are more than a fashion blog…" will release their mobile app, available on iOS, Android, Windows and RIM, in summer 2014 allowing users to share their style each day, rate looks, comment and message each other.  Registered users will be able to set up profiles, explore other posts, as well as view photos of the stylish people with diverse styles. Anyone interested in using the mobile app may pre-register their username via the website. 

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The name of the company came about back in 2008, in New York City and was tweaked along the way. It symbolizes that if there is a fly trend, look or item, will catch it. With an initial seed investment, the development of the website and mobile app have been improving since its inception. Michelle and her team hope to take her company public in addition to opening up brand extensions, like public relations and style publications. 

“I will always want to be involved in the company, though I want to sell it and create other businesses...I'm a serial entrepreneur.” – Michelle Reid

LIM College has prepared Michelle with useful business tools in finance, accounting and marketing to continue to grow and expand into new businesses. She hopes that with the great success of, she will be able to give back to her LIM College community. Her most memorable experience in graduate school was in her Capstone class, where she refined her business plan and presented it to future investors that gave her useful feedback. 

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Topics: fashion industry, fashion careers