Αbout the Co-Incubation Programme
Do you need access to support or resources to realise your business idea in fashion? Are you struggling to launch your fashion brand? This is the moment to take the next step! Apply to the “Co-Incubation” Programme and become the next leader in Fashion!
The “Co-Incubation” Programme is a joint programme by the Orange Grove Incubator and “The Fashion Gate” 1st Athens Fashion Business Incubator of the AthensFashionClub Fashion School that boosts innovative entrepreneurship in Sustainable Fashion and FashionTech. This Incubation programme is focused in fashion and it started in 2020. This is the second year of operation.
Aspiring fashion entrepreneurs are offered the unique opportunity to participate in this innovative joint programme. They will benefit from access to the Incubation Programme of Orange Grove, where they will work on developing an entrepreneurial mindset and crucial hard/soft skills, coupled with the specialized mentoring and training by the distinguished in the fashion industry AthensFashionClub, gaining the latest market trends, insights and expertise.
During this intensive 6-month programme, participants will receive:
- Training in cutting-edge startup methodologies through workshops, meetups and tailor-made support by Orange Grove.
- Access to Orange Grove’s global ecosystem of mentors and partners.
- Potential connections with the extended network of suppliers, manufacturers and fashion community of the AthensFashionClub, along with participation to its monthly events and entrepreneurial activities (AFC_showyourtalent Programme).
- The opportunity to access AFC’s the “The Sustainable Floor” 1st Online Store and Co-Working Space in Fashion, upon successful graduation of the programme.
- Participation in Apparel Global Trade Fairs, International Fashion Contests and Fashion Weeks.
By completion of the programme, participants will have validated their idea, developed the Business Model Canvas and obtained necessary tools to start building an innovative sustainable-fashion brand and/or fashion-tech venture.
The “Co-Incubation” Programme is cost-free and now open for participants who would like to set up and grow a viable business within a creative, supportive and autonomous environment. Challenges in fashion entrepreneurship can be many but you don’t need to face them alone!
About AthensFashionClub Fashion School
AthensFashionClub is a certified Center by the State as an Educational Fashion Institute, that belongs to a Group with business activity in the field of Eco Luxury Fashion Design, Sustainable Clothing, Wearable Technology and Business growth for Fashion professionals.
It has been distinguished by Premiere Vision-Paris Trade Fair and Startupbootcamp Accelerator in Eindhoven, as one of the most Innovative Fashion Brands in Greece and one of the 20 best High Technology Fashion companies in the world for creating Wearable Technology Garments, establishing in this way top choice for studying Fashion in Greece.
Course leader of “The Fashion Gate” incubation programme is the Designer and Founder of AthensFashionClub Maria Vytinidou, providing training, mentoring, and guidance with a strong focus in Fashion Entrepereurship, Sustainable Fashion and Wearable Technology. Maria Vytinidou is also the Course Leader of the Co-Incubation Programme.
The <<AFC_Showyourtalent>> Programme is a business boost for emerging designers to present Entrepreneurial skills, Innovative mindset and Sustainable approaches in fashion through participation in International Fashion Contests, Global Trade Fairs and Fashion Weeks.
About Orange Grove Programme of the Dutch Embassy in Athens
Orange Grove is an incubator & startups ecosystem empowering talented individuals to create sustainable and innovative businesses. It supports startups and innovative SMEs, through horizontal or vertical sector entrepreneurship programmes, skills training, exchange of know-how & access to international networks. Orange Grove is an initiative by the Netherlands Embassy in Greece operated by the non-profit Ithaca.
Fashion Startuppers 2021-2022