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This September, The Assembly will be hosting the second edition of  – The Creative Class. The purpose of this programme is to accelerate entrepreneurs in the fashion and creative sector with the essential knowledge and tools they require to start and grow sustainable businesses.

The programme will run for three weeks from 24th September to 11th October 2019 and will provide a platform for entrepreneurs and emerging talent to attend a back to back curation of Masterclasses and Fireside chats, learn and connect with industry experts, network with their peers, get business advice and support to run a sustainable fashion brand or creative enterprise in Nigeria.

You have an idea, you have a business, we have the Class!

Our Class of facilitators, speakers and mentors are individuals with deep industry, business, investment or entrepreneurship experience. The Creative Class program will cover the following modules; Creative Enterprise Programme by Nesta | Design & Product Development | Marketing & PR | 3D Prototyping | Digital Skills by Google | Finance & Accounting | Legal & IP | Funding Strategies | Investment Readiness.

The Creative Class is aimed at idea stage entrepreneurs, pre-seed and early stage start ups in Nigeria’s fashion and creative arts sector. The program will be divided into two programs ENTR_ +  NXT_. The goal is to have participants take away key insights they can immediately apply to their businesses.

ENTR_ is a 8-day market entry program with the aim to empower new market entry businesses with essential knowledge and tools to build and develop their business infrastructure, enabling them to support their creative abilities. This module is aimed at entry level fashion, jewellery accessory, FashTech and other creative SMEs and Entrepreneurs.

NXT_ is a 7-day programme that aims to nurture Nigerian brands, identifying and providing solutions for some of the issues that may be stifling growth in the early-mid stages of running a fashion business. This module is aimed at early-mid stage fashion, jewellery accessory, FashTech and other creative MSMEs, SMEs and Entrepreneurs who have run their business for more than 12 months.


The Assembly is a fashion innovation hub for emerging talent, students, entrepreneurs, professionals and independent businesses in the fashion and creative sector.

Launched in Nov 2016, The Assembly is the fashion innovation hub that delivers training, mentoring, networking, online resources, recruitment and consulting for the creative and fashion industry.

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