STAND Up!: 4 fashion and textile enterprises in Egypt selected to access Mediterranean markets

August 16, 2022
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STAND Up! has selected in Egypt the 4 textile and fashion start-ups that will receive the services from soft-landing vouchers, after the evaluation done by the local partner Sekem Development Foundation. The selected green ventures are all led by women almost all under the age of 35: Sara Saad (Zakeia), Mai Hossam Shaltoutt (Darjee), Somaia Abolezz (Somaia Abolezz) and Khadiga Hossameldin (Dija Mo).

The early and growth-stage entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to access the STAND Up! soft-landing voucher schemes, a transnational mobility scheme providing their eco-sustainable and circular enterprises with the possibility to access markets in the Mediterranean region.

Within the activity, they will receive 4 vouchers valued up to 4,000€ each, which will give them the chance to explore new business and networking opportunities to connect with local industry players. Besides, they will have the chance to meet stakeholders from the region and participate in events and trade fairs.

STAND Up! is an EU-funded project under the ENI CBC Med Programme which intends to support textile entrepreneurs and eco-innovative ventures in the Mediterranean and help them seize business opportunities that the green evolution will generate.

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STAND Up! project

Countries covered:

  • Egypt