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WE HUB and UN Women to Catalyze India’s Fashion Industry

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The #IndustryDisruptor Challenge provides entrepreneurs of all genders with female-benefitting enterprises in India the chance to tackle sustainability issues in the fashion industry.

WE HUB, India’s first state-led incubator to foster and promote women entrepreneurship to start up, scale up and accelerate with global market access, will now be able to economically enable more women in India through its collaboration with the joint European Union-UN Women program WeEmpowerAsia.

The cooperation will bring together startups passionate about gender equality and eager to contribute to a more sustainable industry through the Industry Disruptor Challenge. Its purpose is to help enterprises scale and co-create products or services that positively impact or provide solutions for environmental, social and gender equality or economic challenges as well as access international supply chains.

WE HUB, as the ecosystem partner of the Challenge, will provide technical support to The DO School in designing the curriculum for the final 20 winners. The unique 3-month support program will cover business development strategy, market access, mentorship and access to WE HUB’s robust peer community. 

The call-for-applications for this Challenge is open until June 21, 2020 and interested entrepreneurs can apply here.

To meet the minimum eligibility criteria of the challenge, the ventures need to be:

  • Female-led or owned or have a majority female team with a product or service that benefits women.
  • A viable solution in the market and ready to scale.
  • Operate in a fashion-related field or the broader retail industry.
  • Be active in India (i.e. registered or operational in India) and entrepreneur should be 18 years or older).

The final set of chosen start-ups will receive a host of benefits to ensure their strategic growth, including: 

  • A unique incubation and mentorship program to help your venture contribute to a more sustainable and equitable fashion industry and insight on how to collaborate with corporate partners.
  • Opportunity to increase revenue and overall reach.
  • Connections with like-minded, passionate peers in India.
  • Access to the UN Women network to leverage the venture, make new connections, and raise awareness.
  • An online learning and support program.
  • A bootcamp together with representatives of corporates.
  • Individual coaching to develop and implement your solution.

As a group, UN Women is an entity dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It has four strategic priorities, one of which is for women to have income security, decent work and economic autonomy.

WeEmpowerAsia is a key initiative that translates and articulates UN Women’s commitment under the Women’s Economic Empowerment focus. With funding and support from the European Union, it runs in seven Asian countries including India.

For more information about WeEmpowerAsia, visit http://weempowerasia.org.



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