BSOF, which stands for Business Side of Fashion, is a yearly gathering of great minds in fashion. The aim of the seminar is to bring together those interested in fashion, as well as those aspiring for a future in fashion and fashion business to meet accomplished and successful local and international designers who will educate them about the fashion business.

This year, the BSOF forum will focus on stakeholdership and the growth of the fashion industry based on sufficient capital and business resources.

The competition

The Fund your Future competition is a competition in support of the development of the industry. The aim is to identify fashion industry practitioners who have or can be prepared to access the Bank of Industry Garment and Textile Funds, a special fund with a low interest rate embarked for the industry.


The Categories are:

Generation Next: Business owners/businesses that have been in the industry for 3 years or less and require less than 5million.

Next Level: These have funding requirements of more than 5million.


What’s in it for me?

-Free training for shortlisted participants

-Mentorship opportunities with top industry players

-Personal assessment and feedback of your business by top consultants for everyone that registers.

-Free entry to the business side of fashion grand event in October.

-Press coverage/features of the shortlisted participants businesses.

-The top 3 participants in each category will receive 6 months free business consulting services with Nextzon

-Their businesses will be featured and celebrated at the grand event in October.

-Their business case will be packaged and presented to the bank of industry for access to necessary funding.


How do I get involved?

-Pay registration fee to En-reach limited UBA-01820030007654

-Send teller details to Tokunboh on 08038014453

-Log into their website on and register with your teller number to fill the entry questioner. Registration on website closes on the 31st of August 2011

-A detailed assessment form and submission deadline will be sent to you.

-Shortlisted candidates in each of the three zones (Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja) will be invited for detailed interviews.

-Screening will take place in Port Harcourt 9th September 2011

-Abuja 16th September 2011

-Lagos 23rd September 2011


How much will it cost me?

For Generation Next category: N5000

For Next Level category: N10, 000

For more information contact Lara on 08033195297 and Tokunboh on 07030023333


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