Fashionomics Africa Online Incubator and Accelerator Program for African Fashion EntrepreneursFellowship 20.10.2022
AfDB Fashionomics Africa Online Incubator and Accelerator Program for African Fashion Entrepreneurs (20,000 USD grant)
Application Deadline: October 23rd, 2022
The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa Call for Proposals is seeking for African Fashion, Textile, Apparel and Accessories entrepreneurs and businesses to apply and benefit from the Fashionomics Africa Online Incubator and Accelerator programs.
Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank that aims at increasing Africa’s participation in the global textile, apparel, and accessories value chains.
The competition is open to participants who can provide an identification document like a passport, national ID card or voters card issued in an African country, and/or domiciled in African countries.
Applicants should be 18 years of age and above. Priority will be given to youth (18-35) and women-led fashion businesses.
Any fashion micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) or fashion entrepreneurs operating in the fashion ecosystem, including but not limited to fashion designing and dressmaking, accessories design and making, textile design, fashion illustration, fashion photography, technology-enabled fashion businesses, and service providers whose main sector of focus is fashion, are welcome to apply.
Through a competitive process, the most promising fashion entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch their business ideas at the online Fashionomics Africa Pitching Days Competitions, resulting in 12 finalists each from the incubator and accelerator programs that will win a challenge grant of 20,000 USD each to scale up their operations.