The call will select four start-ups from the textile and fashion industry. Each voucher is valued at €4,500 to help entrepreneurs expand their businesses in the Mediterranean.
MedWaves (former SCP/RAC), Lead Partner of the STAND Up! Project, financed by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED program, launches a call for soft-landing vouchers for early and growth stage start-ups in the textile and clothing sector that will offer them the opportunity to grow their businesses, access international markets in the Mediterranean region, establish an overseas sales presence and explore business opportunities and partnerships.
To this end, MedWaves invites eco-innovative start-ups from the textile and clothing sector, scalable and in the initial and/or growth phase, to participate in the call for the applications for soft-landing vouchers that will offer them the opportunity to access international markets, establish a sales presence abroad or take advantage of global partnership opportunities in the selected country through:
A total of 4 Spanish start-ups will be selected by MedWaves and will benefit from the soft-landing vouchers. Each voucher will have a value of 4.500 euros, directly reedemable in services designed to help start-ups expand their business in a foreign market. Concretely, the selected start-ups will be matched with a hosting organization or will attend conferences that will help them with entering new oversees market and with expanding.
The call is open for textile and fashion start-ups that meet the following criteria:
Priority will be given to start-ups led by young people (up to 35 years old) and women with no age limit. (50% of the start-ups selected in this call will meet this requirement).
Also, the availability to travel is an essential requirement to participate in this call.
Start-ups interested in participating and that meet the indicated selection criteria must fill out the following registration form to formally register for the call: https://forms.gle/fsin5uvYBAFc82yb9
The call opens on February 21, 2022 and closes on March 31, 2022.
The selected start-ups will be able to choose the foreign territory/country in which they wish to expand and gain access through the use of the voucher.
The territories/countries eligible to carry out the activity and make use of the bonus are those that are included in the ENI CBC MED cooperation area.
Priority will be given to start-ups that wish to develop the activity in the countries involved in the STAND Up! (Italy, Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia).
Each voucher has a value of 4,500 euros, directly redeemable in services designed to help entrepreneurs expand their business in a foreign market (located in the Mediterranean region).
The services directly covered by the bonus are the following:
Communications officer, STAND Up! – MedWaves