Starting a business is hard when you feel like you’re on your own. Fashion acceleration programs immerse designers and entrepreneurs in a community designed to equip and propel “on the rise” fashion businesses.
What is a Fashion Acceleration?
You might have heard of the term business incubator or accelerator. Similarly, a Fashion acceleration is a program that helps new and startup fashion companies to develop by providing services such as business training or workspace.
Many offer low-cost design studio space, business mentoring, educational seminars, and networking opportunities making it ideal for those who thrive in the community.
Fashion acceleration is not an alternative to fashion school. They primarily focus on business, not design.
What’s great about entrepreneurial and tech accelerators is, in the time span of somewhere between a few weeks and a few months, their goals are to help brands that are in the growth stage to get past that wall of not being certain of what to do next.
If you’re in this stage of business, you probably know what I’m talking about. You’ve built something great, it’s working, but it’s a bit stagnant. You need help in areas like financial planning, advanced marketing techniques, and operations in order to hit some desired milestones like reaching a certain amount of revenue and hiring a team. The accelerators’ job is to help you with that.
That’s a lot of training in a short period of time but accelerators leverage their large mentor networks to provide guidance and direction, making it possible to cover a lot of different territory in a short period of time.
First, if done right, these programs would not be meant just for those designers who are following the traditional path to success but instead would recognize talent and business models of all kinds and provide guidance, direction, and resources based on the brand’s desired direction.
360 Creative Innovation Hub will be specializing their next set of training on Fashion Acceleration Program which is aimed at incubating emerging fashion designers to becoming the next high street Nigerian brands. Transform their fashion label into a sustainable business and brand.
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