About the masterclass

Fashionomics Africa Masterclass.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) under the leadership of the Department of Gender, Women and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and in partnership with Lagos Fashion and Design week (LFDW), Hivos International and Haptics supported by Google Digital Skills for Africa, will host a Fashionomics Africa Masterclass called Disrupt!FASHION! for entrepreneurs and startups operating in the textile, apparel and acessories sector.
The Fashionomics Africa Masterclass is an event that brings together the frontrunners of the African fashion and textile industry.
During the one-day-and-a-half masterclass at least 20 teams of 10 people with their creative ideas will be supported by mentors and experts to bring their businesses to the next level.
At the end of the masterclass they will be able to (i) prepare an effective business plan, (ii) pitch their idea/business and have a clear understanding on how to plan and (iii) build and implement a compelling brand from brief to creation and implementation.
Our keynote speakers

Who's Speaking?

Vanessa Moungar

Director - Gender, Women and Civil Society Department (AfDB)

Omoyemi Akerele

Founder and Artistic Director of Style House Files (LFDW)

Sara Maino

Deputy Editor-in-Chief (Vogue Italia)
27th and 28th of October in Lagos

Event Schedule.

October 27, 2017

Day One - Part #1

09:00 - 09:30

Arrival and registrations. Welcome and introducing the facilitation and support team. Participants' introduction & Program overview.

09:30 - 09:45

Audience guiding questions to determine their needs and audience type.

09:45 - 11:15

Business model canvas training (split in tables for collaborative work - half-way plenary input).

11:15 - 11:30

Plenary discussion, feedback and Disrupt! FASHION! entertainment.

11:30 - 11:45

Tea break (with music).

11:45 - 12:15

Pitching training.

12:15 - 13:45

Leveraging Online Tools to Run your Business Collaborations - Part #1 (Google Africa).

13:45 - 14:45

Light lunch + Icebreaker.

October 27, 2017

Day One - Part #2

14:45 - 14:55

Short interview with Emanuela with entrepreneur (golden circle).

14:55 - 15:10

Feedback carousel on what is my social value proposition.

14:30 - 14:45

Branding, Marketing and establishing Strategic Collaborations - Part #2.

15:50 - 16:20

Pitching training.

16:20 - 16:30

Tea break (with music).

16:30 - 17:10

Access to finance & golden circle.

17:10 - 17:30

Plenary feedback round and input.

17:30 - 17:45

Wrap-up, thank you's and agenda for day two.

17:45 - End

Fashionomics Africa networking cocktail.

October 28, 2017

Day Two

09:00 - 09:30

Arrival and registrations.

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome and introducing.

09:40 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:10

Inspirational talk by Omoyemi Akerele, Founder of LFDW and Sara Maino, Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Italia.

10:10 - 10:30

Pitching training.

10:30 - 10:45

Tea break.

10:45 - 12:15

Investor pitching.

12:15 - 12:30

Wrap-up and final thank you's.

12:30 - End

Cocktail + Light Lunch.

People unlimited

Hivos International.

Hivos has about 50 years of experience and various networks, partnerships and staff and offices around the world. It is an international organization with offices in Holland and larger ones throughout Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. That is the reason why they cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations such as African Development Bank with whom Hivos has started collaborating with connecting the entrepreneurship modules developed about youth leadership, female empowerment, agency, business trainings, soft skill trainings, life skills, etc. looking to create long-term impact.
They have developed the Disrupt! methodology (targeting creative industries), access to finance (through grants and impact investing) and they advocate & lobby governments. The Entrepreneurship Support Program combines the impact of a financial trajectory of crowdfunding, grants, equity, debt and loans for enterprises. They bring local and global networks and financial agencies to their training events and connect them to exceptional entrepreneurs.
Hivos has built the expertise and platforms to find innovative (young) Green and Creative Entrepreneurs that have the potential to become tomorrow’s agents of change. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative and economically sound business solutions. The systematic approach of the support program allows them to scale their impact and increase their social, environmental and financial value.
Hivos has founded and supported various coworking spaces, maker spaces and labs around the globe. They provide a soft landingspot for entrepreneurs to come together and work.
Go to Hivos International

The Partners.

Venue information

Venue & Location.

The event will take place on the 27th and 28th of October 2017, alongside the Lagos Fashion and Design Week at Experience Tent inside EKO Atlantic City, Lagos (Nigeria).