Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021 for innovative fashion startups (Up to €200,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: March 8, 2021, 23:59:59 CET

A global program to find and support the new ideas that are making the fashion landscape more inclusive ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR WORKING TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY?  Tommy Hilfiger want to hear from you! Apply now for the third edition of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge!

Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021 for innovative fashion startups (Up to €200,000 Prize)

Tommy Hilfiger have set out to do everything in our power to create fashion that is more inclusive. Stitch by stitch, person by person, innovation by innovation. We’re determined to push boundaries – so we know that some of the best ideas won’t always be our own.

Launched in 2018, the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge is an annual program to discover and accelerate the work of the world’s most innovative and impactful fashion startups. Through mentoring and financial support, we want to help the best ideas break through. 

Building on Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to Waste Nothing and Welcome All, this year’s program strives to amplify and support black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs who are working to advance their communities and foster a more inclusive future of fashion.

Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain. 

The impact can be made in different forms: from including different consumer groups and making products more accessible, to improving lives in the value chain. We are supporting entrepreneurs who stand up for what they believe in and are committed to driving change in their communities. Program prizes aim to provide our winners with the finance and knowledge to grow their business idea. Winners will receive: 

– Up to €200,000 and a chance at an additional €15,000 prize for winning the “Audience Favorite Vote” 
– Year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger’s internal experts globally, and access to Tommy Hilfiger’s network brand association 
– A place on the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP) 
– Year-long INSEAD mentorship 
Interested businesses are invited to submit project proposals that focus on creating an inclusive fashion value-chain. Applicants will be narrowed down to six finalists who will be invited to virtually develop their project plans with the support of dedicated Tommy Hilfiger and external subject-matter experts. With coaching from an experienced pitch coach, finalists will pitch their final concept to a prestigious jury panel and associate audience at the global Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge final event, which will be held in early 2022. 

Tommy Hilfiger is on a mission to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. As part of this commitment, we launched the global Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain. 

The impact can be made in different forms: from including different consumer groups and making products more accessible, to improving lives in the value chain. We are supporting entrepreneurs who stand up for what they believe in and are committed to driving change in their communities. Program prizes aim to provide our winners with the finance and knowledge to grow their business idea. Winners will receive: 

– Up to €200,000 and a chance at an additional €15,000 prize for winning the “Audience Favorite Vote” 
– Year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger’s internal experts globally, and access to Tommy Hilfiger’s network brand association 
– A place on the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP) 
– Year-long INSEAD mentorship 
Building on Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to Waste Nothing and Welcome All, the third edition of the program strives to amplify and support black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs who are working to advance their communities and foster a more inclusive future of fashion. 

– If selected, you will be asked to provide additional information regarding your enterprise, including a one-minute pitch video. Please note that all applications should be in English and finalists will be required to pitch their business in English. 

– Six finalists will be invited to further develop their business/project plans during a digital Design Sprint with the support of a team of dedicated internal Tommy Hilfiger associates and external specialists in October 2021. 

– Finalists will then pitch their finalized concept at the global Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge final event in early 2022, with a chance to win the prize package listed above. 


Definitions: 

Start-up: Your business is in the early stages, yet to reach product-market fit, experimenting with customer segmentation and working toward 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.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Please submit your application using the Apply Now box on this page, and find out more information here. Please note our Year 3 applications are now open.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021

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