Big News: FounderDating is joining OneVest to build the largest community for entrepreneurs. Details here
Latest Notifications
You have no recent recommendations.

Paulina Petkoski

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founding Executive Director, PLAYGROUND DETROIT and Fashion Consultant & Stylist, Paulina Petkoski. Michigan State grad.

Founding Executive Director, PLAYGROUND DETROIT and Fashion Consultant & Stylist, Paulina Petkoski. Michigan State grad.

5 vouches

Involved In




Style Editor Grand Circus Magazine January 2014 - present
Founding Executive Director PLAYGROUND DETROIT February 2011 - present
Fashion Consultant & Stylist Paulina Petkoski 2010 - present
Associate Designer RACHEL Rachel Roy March 2011 - April 2014
Fashion Designer PAULINA PETKOSKI May 2010 - June 2012
Freelance Fashion Designer 24 Seven Inc. May 2008 - March 2011
Head Womenswear Designer & Co-founder SOSUME April 2008 - December 2010
Sportswear Design Assistant Diane von Furstenberg May 2010 - September 2010
Design Internship VPL January 2010 - May 2010
Styling & Design Team Internship Isaac Mizrahi 2010 - 2010
Freelance Assistant Marc Jacobs May 2009 - May 2009
Sales Associate Dolce Vita Footwear 2007 - 2009
Design Internship PAMELLA ROLAND November 2007 - May 2008
Costume Design Assistant Bernadine Vida 2005 - 2006


Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Design- Womenswear 2006 - 2010
Polimoda International Institute Fashion Design 2006 - 2007
Michigan State University 2005 - 2007

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Fashion
  • • Business plan
  • • Designer entrepreneurs
  • • Startup competition
  • • Sustainability
  • • Business Development
  • • Arts
  • • Arts Administration
  • • Business Strategy
  • • Ethical Fashion
  • • Fashion Start-Up
  • • Startup Funding
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Paulina is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Eric Bernstein
They're my friends  •  founder, Werkly and Supreme Ruler, Eric Bernstein Design and Production. University of Michigan grad.
Paulina is a great entrepreneur because she is motivated, talented, and knows her market. She spent years working in fashion in NY at the ... top of the game and she knows what it takes to create a brand and keep it relevant. She is dedicated to her home town of Detroit. She understands it. Right now lots of people see Detroit as a business opportunity, those people will not succeed. Detroit is a complex organism that operates unlike other cities and Paulina knows how to soothe this beast. I believe in her, you probably should too.
Samantha 'Banks' Schefman
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder & Deputy Director, PLAYGROUND DETROIT and Owner and Freelance Designer, Samantha Banks Design. University of Iowa grad.
Paulina is a self motivated go-getter. She is an outstanding listener and problem solver who has leadership qualities that will make her a s ... uccessful entrepreneur. Her dedication to her work stems from her passion for it, which resonates with her evergrowing number of peers and colleagues who support her and her mission.
Barbara Boz
We worked together  •  Designer & Owner, Barbara Boz Boutique.
Paulina, at her very young ago (mid-20s), has founded Playground Detroit and was very resourceful to bring many talented folks to operate th ... is non-profit. She continues to drive its success on a daily basis because she is intensely committed to playing an important role (not simply being a bystander) in the advancement of the creative class during a time when Detroit is realizing a metamorphosis. Today, Playground Detroit has earned the position of "go to" for national press and media seeking comment on what is happening at street level in the creative sector in Detroit. Additionally, during her intense college years at Fashion Institute (FIT) in NYC, Paulina designed and produced a women's apparel line for three years. The line was marketed at all the US trade shows and produced in Australia. No other student at FIT was even close to this level of professional performance before graduating. Today, Paulina is managing Playground Detroit and preparing to launch her own women's apparel brand, Paulina Petkoski.....and I can't wait to see it! Paulina is very talented, driven to succeed, smart as a whip and can articulate her creative and business thoughts and strategies in both verbal and written format like a seasoned entrepreneur!
Jordana Longo
They're my friends  •  Founder, The Travel Manifesto. Previously Culture Editor, Fashion and Travel, Stylesight.
Paulina is a great entrepreneur because she is thoughtful, intelligent and driven by passion. She thinks outside the box and is extremely re ... sourceful in using her network to connect an exceptional group of people.
Alex Trajkovski
We worked together  •  Founder/Editor-in-chief, Grand Circus Magazine. Previously Graphic Designer [Full Time Temp], Detroit Regional Chamber.
Paulina is a multi-disciplinary doer with experience in multiple fields. She's enthusiastic about her work, indispensable for networking, an ... d is a critical thinker.