When:

January 2024 – April 2024

Deadline:

29 January

Format:

online training

Extra:

opportynity to be presented at the New Mart and LA Market in LA (USA)

Empowering Success in the US Market

A comprehensive program that aims at empowering Ukrainian fashion brands to expand your business operations into the US market by participation in virtual training with American fashion experts, mentoring support and opportynity to be presented on the fashion shows at the New Mart and LA Market in March 2024 (Los Angeles, USA).

Stages of the project:

Virtual training: a 3-month comprehensive education on cutting-edge business issues. Education will cover marketing, sales, branding, legal sector-specific problems, emerging technologies, innovations, sustainability, logistics, pitching to investors.

Mentoring support: 1-month progress evaluation and developing of your brand with a mentor from the fashion field.

Participation in the fashion shows/events in Los Angeles on March 2024: the opportunity to participate on the fashion shows at the New Mart and LA Market in Los Angeles, and present your brand to potential partners, investors, and stakeholders.

*The program covers participation fees, but transportation and accommodation costs are not covered.

Who can participate?

Ukrainian fashion brands with more than 3 years of experience which:

  • are ready and committed to expand into the US market.
  • have the potential to contribute to US – Ukraine collaboration in arts management and creative industries.
  • desire to enhance skills in marketing, branding, legal issues, sustainability, and more.
  • have the capacity and readiness to participate in events like fashion shows at the New Mart and LA Market (the program covers participation fees, but transportation and accommodation costs are not covered).
  • are interested in promoting sustainable business practices.

Also, to participate in the program, you must have a strong communication level in English.

How to participate in the program:

first step

Fill out the application form until the deadline.

second step

Pass the interview with American partners.

selection results

Only 10 participants will be selected to participate in the program.
The application form is crucial for advancing to the shortlist of candidates eligible for the next stages. Make sure to answer question completely.

Deadline: 29 January

What participants can benefit from the program:

01

Comprehensive three-month virtual training covering marketing, sales, branding, legal issues, emerging technologies, sustainability, logistics, and pitching to investors.

02

One-month monitoring and mentoring program
One-month mentoring program.

03

Participation in trade shows/events like fashion shows at the New Mart and LA Market.

04

Opportunities for showcasing products in the US market.

05

Networking and connections with potential partners and investors.

06

Strategic plans for expansion into the USA market.

07

Support in promoting the “Made in Ukraine” brand in the USA.

The program covers educational training and participation fee to attend LA Fashion Week, but transportation and accommodation costs of the travel to the USA are not covered.

Organizers & Partners:

Startup Ukraine
Startup Ukraine: The first entrepreneurship center in Ukraine, established in 2012.
International Business Accelerator: A program of CiViC.
International Business Accelerator: A program of CiViC.
Startup Ukraine
FashionTech Works: A non-profit initiative in Los Angeles.
Startup Ukraine

Program is designed in support of the American Embassy in Kyiv.

LA fashion week organisers
LA fashion week organisers.

Information Partners:

Startup Ukraine
Startup Ukraine
Startup Ukraine