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This February, The Assembly will be hosting the third 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 five weeks from 22nd February to 27th March 2021  and will provide a platform for entrepreneurs and emerging talent to share experiences and learnings from a curation of inspirational Keynotes, business and leadership Masterclasses. Attend Peer Group Clusters, connect with industry experts, get business advice and support to run a sustainable fashion brand or creative enterprise in Africa.

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 programme will cover the following modules; Creative Enterprise Programme by Nesta | Building a Creative Brand | Introduction to Supply Chain Management | Taking Your Idea to Market | Funding Fundamentals | PR & Marketing | Fashion Business Management | Business Without Boundaries | Finding Investment.

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 programme will be divided into two pathways ENTR_ +  NXT_. The goal is to have participants take away key insights they can immediately apply to their businesses by connecting them with peers and more experienced colleagues in the same area of interest for knowledge and skills sharing, support, accountability and opportunities for collaboration. Click here for the programme FAQs. 

ENTR_ is a 4-Week 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 4-Week programme that aims to nurture African 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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