Scale 7 launches first wave of accelerator program for fashion and design industry

09/05/21

The first wave of the fashion and design accelerator program has been launched by Scale7, a collaboration of M7, the epicentre for design, innovation and entrepreneurship in Msheireb Downtown, and Qatar Development Bank (QDB).

It follows a fashion, design and technology virtual hackathon held in March. The hackathon was a platform for entrepreneurs to start, build and complete their concepts. The program intends to empower the most promising entrepreneurs in their scale-up phase to enhance their products and services and to accelerate the growth. Scale7 aims to be a catalyst for reshaping the fashion and design industry in the country and the region.

Out of thirty applications, thirteen innovative start-ups and scale-ups presented their businesses to a panel of fashion and design experts in a virtual event. Six start-ups and scale-ups were selected to participate in the program based on the pitch.

The first wave will run for ten weeks from April 6 to June 22. The program will provide mentoring by industry specialists and guidance by fashion and design experts. It will present opportunities for business development, sales and marketing as well as investment. It will be conducted in the co-working spaces of M7.

The program will enable the entrepreneurs and their start-ups and scale-ups to create iconic Qatari brands, to attract more clients and customers and to grow locally, regionally and internationally.

In line with the developments in the local ecosystem, the “Italian-Qatari Fashion Talks” webinar organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Qatar highlighted the “tremendous” possibilities for Italian luxury brands in Qatar’s burgeoning fashion and design industry.

In addition, the forum discussed ways to strengthen collaboration and cooperation within the fields of fashion technology, sustainability and design innovation between key stakeholders and major players in Italy and Qatar. It was noted that Qatari fashion designers are seeking the best quality materials which could be provided by Italian suppliers.

Please click on the link and reach out to learn more about Qatar Development Bank, M7 and Scale7 as well as other initiatives of the most relevant stakeholders in the State of Qatar and Business Start Up Qatar.

Other News

BSUQ News 121 - Thumb

Launch of “1000 opportunities initiative” in Qatar

The State of Qatar`s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), recently launched the “1000 Opportunities Initiative” to facilitate partnerships between public...

Read more
BSUQ News 120 - Thumb

Qatar announces provisional commercial licenses

Qatar`s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) recently launched a new service to issue provisional commercial licenses for all commercial activities.

The service will be jointly implemented with...

Read more
BSUQ News 119 - Thumb

Qatar launches advanced manufacturing hub at WEF

Qatar`s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) in cooperation with Qatar Development Bank (QDB) at the WEF.

The hub,...

Read more
BSUQ News 118 - 034.1 - Thumb

Qatar Central Bank develops a new FinTech strategy

Qatar Central Bank (QCB) will launch a new fintech strategy during the fourth quarter of 2022.

The QCB initiative is part of a number of measures...

Read more
BSUQ News 117 - Thumb

Qatar and German relations continue to expand

The State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany aim to expand their strong commercial and economic investment ties.

The two countries recently signed several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)...

Read more
BSUQ News 116 - Thumb

Qatar`s technology sector has a lot of potential

Qatar’s technology sector is expanding and offers new opportunities and possibilities in line with the progress in...

Read more
BSUQ News 115 - Thumb

Qatar is among top countries for entrepreneurs

The State of Qatar is ranking ninth on the list of top countries for entrepreneurs according to the National Entrepreneurial Context Index (NECI)...

Read more
BSUQ News 114 - Thumb

Qatar remains a promising market in the region

The State of Qatar is a very promising investment market according to a recent report by The Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar).

The report “Invest Qatar Annual Report 2021”...

Read more

Page Break