STAND Up! Project: Access to Finance Training Is Open for Applicants

The Access to Finance Training will enable ventures in the textile and clothing sector to develop their financial literacy skills, get knowledge on how to raise funds, and get the opportunity to meet with local and regional investors.

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Part of the Stand Up! program supporting eco-innovative textile and clothing entrepreneurs, ‘Access to Finance’ is a training that will be offered to 10 selected Lebanese entrepreneurs allowing them to potentially secure funding opportunities and grow their ventures on a local and regional scale.

Access to Finance 

The 10 selected entrepreneurs from each of the participating countris in the STAND UP! Program will take part in a 10-day training followed by matchmaking activities with investors. The training program will focus on building the financial projections of the startups, understanding investment readiness, trends and opportunities in the investment landscape, different types of funding and investment, and pitching skills. The training will be followed by two events to provide investment feedback to the entrepreneurs and to receive local and regional exposure with potential investors.

Unique Opportunity

Participants will get the unique opportunity to develop their financial projections and investment pitch deck. They will be prepaed to meet with investors and potentially secure funding opportunities, discover the latest trends and opportunities in the investment landscape and the different types of funding, validate, strengthen their revenue model, and get advice from experts. They will also be able to get access to a regional Mediterranean network of investors and to other affiliate opportunities and support activities in the context of the STAND Up! Program.

Who Can Apply 

 The ‘Access to Finance’ training is open for early-stage and growth-stage startups in the textile and clothing industry, scalable, innovative, and economically viable ventures with environmental and social impact, and for solutions that have a prototype or a product or service ready in the market or have a unique value proposition and sustainable business model with clear revenue streams.

Read more on the eligibility criteria and apply on this link.

About STAND Up! Project

The STAND Up! project aims to enhance scalable, replicable, and inclusive circular economy ventures in the Mediterranean by developing an ecosystem of business support, innovation, and technology transfer that will lead to sustainable job creation for youth and women. Learn more about the STAND Up! project.

The Project In Numbers
Activity period 30 months (July 2020 – December 2022)
Total budget: Euro 3.693.986,68
EU contribution: Euro 3.324.588,68 (90% of the total budget)
Main source of funding: European Union (ENI CBC Med Programme)

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Nagham Barakat

Nagham Barakat joined the Berytech team in July 2021 as a Communication & Outreach Coordinator. She has an extensive 7 years experience in corporate events planning within the healthcare field working in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the UAE with leading medical devices manufacturers. Nagham is an enthusiastic high-energy professional with an eye for detail. She enjoys outdoor jogging and loves spending quality time with her family.

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