Mr. Tommy Hilfiger is now calling applications for the Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021. This is a fashion challenge program for entrepreneurs who are working to make a positive change in the fashion industry.
It is the third edition of the global program that aims to find and support new ideas that are making the fashion landscape more inclusive. So, are you an entrepreneur working to make a positive change in the fashion industry? Apply now.
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About Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021
The Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge is an annual program launched in 2018. The aim is to discover and accelerate the world’s most innovative and impactful fashion startups. And, through mentoring and financial support, they want to help the best ideas to break through.
Building on Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to Waste Nothing and Welcome All; the 2021 program strives to amplify and support black, people of color (BIPOC), and indigenous entrepreneurs who are working to advance their communities and foster a more inclusive future of fashion.
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The challenge will be a multi-stage process, where applicants will be narrowed down to six finalists. Then, the finalists will receive an invite to develop their project plans virtually with the support of Tommy Hilfiger and external subject-matter experts. Consequently, with training from an experienced pitch coach, all finalists will present their final concept at the global Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge final event to be held in early 2022.
Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021 Prize
Winners will receive;
- The prize fund of up to €200,000, and an additional €15,000 to the finalist who wins the “Audience Favorite Vote.”
- A year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger internal experts globally, and access to Tommy Hilfiger’s network brand association.
- A place on INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP)
- Year-long INSEAD mentorship
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- The Challenge is an opportunity for entrepreneurial startup and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions with a positive social impact on the fashion value chain. You are eligible to apply as;
Startup: Your business is in the early stages, yet to reach product-market fit, experimenting with customer segmentation and working toward an overall positive contribution margin. Your company has made some revenue.
Scale-up: Your business has a validated product with product-market fit, clear and sustainable unit economics (outlook), and is in growth mode. Your company has made revenue for at least a year.
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Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021 Timeline
Call To Action: Submit your project proposal that focus on inclusive fashion.
Digital voting: Internal Tommy Hilfiger associates and selected consumer judges digitally review applications to take a top selection of 50 applications through to the Boot Camp.
The Boot Camp: A three-day process where 25 Tommy Hilfiger experts and 15 INSEAD alumni come together virtually to narrow the best 200 applications down to the top six using a rigorous seven-filter process.
Design Sprint: Invitation of six finalists to attend a digital intensive impact venture design thinking accelerator.
Final Event: Selection of winners to receive the prize fund and other benefits.
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The deadline for application for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge is March 8, 2021. Do you have an interest in the global fashion competition; Apply now using this link; https://responsibility.pvh.com/tommy/fashion-frontier-challenge/
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