Gala Music Announces Student Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition With FIT

Gala Music Announces Student Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition With FIT






New York, NY (March 5, 2024) – Today, in celebration of entrepreneurship and education, Gala Music is launching an innovative student entrepreneurship pitch competition with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).


The Gala X FIT Student Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition, which will take place during the current semester, focuses on students developing business concepts in creative endeavors that will address some of the challenges concerning the future of music and other creative industries. Students will be able to create new business concepts and entrepreneurial endeavors in areas such as music, social entrepreneurship, games, and films. The contest is open to all FIT students, including students enrolled in Entrepreneurship courses. Gala and FIT faculty will provide mentorship and workshops to guide participants throughout the competition.


A division of Gala Games, Gala Music is a company and platform that provides artists and music lovers with unique experiences and is changing the ways that creators and fans are connected. The company is committed to providing cutting-edge opportunities for individuals to engage with one another through music and the creative industries, in the Gala X FIT Student Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition.


The winners will receive the following: $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $500 for third place. Winners will be announced in May.


Gala Music and FIT will celebrate the launch of the marketing competition at an event taking place today at the college’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. Gala Music is extremely excited about this initiative. Leila Steinberg, Head of Gala Music, says, “We take pride in being able to offer the next generation of leaders hands-on experience in creating real-life solutions in response to some of the demands facing our industry. And we’re thrilled to be working with them to bring some of their ideas to fruition.

About GALA

Gala is a leading web3 entertainment company focused on empowering fans and creators through web3 ecosystems and true content ownership. Gala is paving the way towards the future of entertainment by developing new solutions and opportunities for developers on their proprietary blockchain: GalaChain. Learn more at


About FIT
A part of the State University of New York (SUNY), FIT has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology throughout its history. Providing more than 8,000 students with an uncommon blend of hands-on, practical experience, theory, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, the college offers a wide range of affordable programs that foster innovation and collaboration. Its distinctive curriculum is geared to today’s rapidly growing creative economy, including fields such as computer animation, toy design, production management, film and media, and cosmetics and fragrance marketing. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the new creative economy. Among notable alumni in fashion are Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Norma Kamali, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Stephen Burrows, Dennis Basso, Francisco Costa, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, Ralph Rucci, John Bartlett, Peter Do, Daniel Roseberry, and Michelle Smith. Other prominent graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals; international restaurant designer Tony Chi; and Nina Garcia, editor-in-chief of Elle.

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