Bridge Fashion Incubator Seeks Textile Talent in Asia
The Bridge Fashion Incubator seeks brands that innovate at the intersection of fashion, beauty, tech and sustainability to join its third edition programme in Singapore.
Brands will gain access to entrepreneurial knowledge and tools, tailored mentorship and advice from a network of international industry experts and the opportunity to pitch to potential investors.
Launched in August 2018, The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI) says its South-East Asia’s first business incubation programme focused on supporting Singapore-based fashion, beauty and related tech brands.
TBFI is on the hunt for its next wave of founders seeking to challenge the industry’s status quo and is receiving applications for its third cohort from now until 11th June 2020.
TBFI says it seeks business founders who can clearly articulate their brands’ value proposition, the problem or market opportunity that they are addressing and their proposed solution.
Preference will be given to innovative business models that utilise technology creatively and/or address social and/or environmental sustainability issues.
Supported by the Singapore government, this ongoing initiative by the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), offers a 16-week programme that balances educational talks and workshops for the whole cohort, alongside fully customised business consultations for each individual brand. The programme also exposes brand founders to a network of international industry professionals from various areas of expertise, who will help guide the young businesses in their entrepreneurial journeys.
According to TaFF Program Director Jo Soh, some of the key areas addressed on the programme include creating strong brand strategies, product-market fit, building effective business infrastructure for longevity and scaling, as well as equipping founders with the necessary tools and access to a network of investors for potential fundraising.
“Our aim is for all incubatees to walk away with an invaluable set of entrepreneur knowledge and tools, as well as a highly plugged-in international network of industry professionals, so that they can continue to grow beyond the 16-week programme,” says Soh.
(Ed. To submit applications for the third cohort visit here. Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) is the official association for the textile and fashion industry in Singapore. Working closely with the Singapore government, TaFF says its working to position Singapore as an innovative fashion hub in SEA with a focus on technology and innovation, sustainability and Asian craftsmanship.)