The ten fashion startup finalists will be making their appearance on the 18th of November in the final round of the FASHIONbasecamp British Fashion Startup Awards at the Going Global event in London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre.
This is the event where the finalists will be presenting the business aspect of their startup to a panel of expert judges and where one of the finalists will be receiving the award and prizes.
The Going Global event is run in association with the Department for International Trade. The show is a great backdrop for the awards as most of the candidates have recently started exporting or are aspire to export in the next year. Tickets to the event are free and available here:http://www.goinggloballive.co.uk/
The ten finalists (in no particular order) are:
Ben Muis, the fashion business consultant from London based Conceptable who created and funded the awards, made it clear that “it is incredibly important to our international future success in this time of rapidly emerging economies elsewhere in the world that we support and stimulate British creative startups in their business ventures, starting from the ground level.”
He pointed out that in his experience as a mentor to many startups the journey at the early stages is fraught with lonely challenges and the unknown, and that those who work hard to find their way to their first successes “should be encouraged and celebrated”.
Alongside the opportunity to be seen at this large London business show and getting hold of a great looking trophy the winner will also receive expert fashion business mentoring from Ben Muis, a promotional video and a winners PR package. All of this is aimed to help further the success of the business. Further benefits may be offered by the team or the independent judges depending on the type of business that wins or further sponsors that may wish to encourage these new entrepreneurs.
We wish all the candidates the best of luck on the day!