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Joseph Ferrara

Entrepreneur & Owner, Ferrara Manufacturing

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Joe Ferrara is an active angel investor in the fashion and apparel sector.  He began his career as a business development consultant to Fortune 100 companies, and then founded several supply chain companies serving the branded apparel market. 

Prior to a successful exit in 2006, Joe Ferrara’s companies employed over 2,000 worldwide.  Since 2007, Joe Ferrara has invested in over 22 startups and serves as mentor and advisor to many more. 

Joe Ferrara works closely with the CFDA Fashion Incubator and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern, teaching entrepreneurship courses in both the Undergraduate and MBA program.  Joe Ferrara lectures frequently on developing an “Operations Plan” for startups, providing entrepreneurs with efficient tools to complete field validation, business cycle, and scale testing.  Joe Ferrara is a Board Member of New York Angels and serves as an advisor for numerous NYC EDC and Industrial Business Development programs.  Joe Ferrara is also a member of Community Board Five and lives here in NYC.