Aug 3, 2022

Sidec Announces Top 16 Candidates Chosen for The First-Ever Selangor Fashion Accelerator

Selangor Information Technology and Digital Economy Corporation (SIDEC) on realising the need to embrace the fashion industry as part of digitalising local SMEs and startups has announced their top 16 candidates for their first-ever Selangor Fashion Accelerator 2022…

The event which was held at the ballroom of the Double Tree by Hilton iCity was graced by Datin Seri Masdiana Mihamad, wife of the Menteri Besar of Selangor and President of Selangor Women’s Welfare and Charity Organisation (Pekawanis)

As a platform spearheading the digital transformation of Selangor as ASEAN’s digital hub, Sidec with community in mind is looking to ensure its members will be provided with proper training materials and exposure to succeed in their businesses.

Modest Fashion Now A Wardrobe Essential
In a multi-racial country like Malaysia, the fashion scene has continually evolved and so has the Malaysian modest fashion. Today’s modest fashion exudes chic, style and elegance while still retaining the unique flair of modest designs anchored upon Southeast Asian cultures.

The selected members will be undergoing a 2-month intensive programme that will help Malaysian startups and SMEs to create a sustainable ecosystem for talents in the modest fashion sector by offering engaging experiences that will raise brand awareness in the marketplace and industry which will include specially curated workshops and mentoring sessions led by renowned fashion industry professionals…. 

The programme has also gained major support from Malaysia’s well-known music icon and businesswoman, Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza and other notable fashion entrepreneurs like Rasta Rashid, Leslie Variyan and Wong Lee Leng.

“Since there aren't many accelerator programmes exclusively for the fashion industry, Sidec is stepping up to support emerging fashion businesses in growing their revenue and investment prospects. Giving business owners a chance and platform to share their ideas and creativity is a component that motivates these entrepreneurs to be bold and confident about what they want to explore and present,” said Yong Kai Ping, CEO of Sidec in his welcoming remarks.

Conducted via a hybrid class style (online and offline), the programme covers modules such as pitching fundamental skill, product-market-fit, brand identity or brand DNA, innovation of textile, fundraising sharing session and IP/trademark.
 
The top 16 shortlisted fashion entrepreneurs will get access to benefits such as RM948 worth of SQL account, RM588 worth of SQL payroll, RM600 worth of Sprii Commerce Light & Easy Package and Pingspace starter package.

All 16 candidates will receive training from 1 August to 23 September, and only six will be chosen to pitch to investors and industry partners on the Demo Day, which will take place on 8 October 2022 at Pitch@Selangor 6, in conjunction with the 7th Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC). 

Best of all, victors may receive potential investment opportunities from The Hive Southeast Asia and Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad (PNSB).

The top 16 candidates of Selangor Fashion Accelerator 2022 are: AYAYU SDN. BHD ;
JK SIGNATURE SDN. BHD; KHATAM FESTIVE APPAREL SDN. BHD; KHALIDZA RESOURCES SDN. BHD; BAMBINA BAMBINO CLOTHING; BUJINS L BATIK SDN. BHD; TOTOMI BASICS TRADING; TOLMI APPAREL; ARUNSAYFULL ENTERPRISE; KALIMA GROUP TRADING (M) SDN . BHD; BATIK TEKTURA RESOURCES; QIBLAH ENTERPRISE; SAHASANA FASHION DESIGN SDN. BHD; KUSUMA ENERGY SDN. BHD; REKAAN MIERA ENTERPRISE;  SYAZWANI IZZATI BINTI HASHIM

For further information, do visit www.sidec.com.my.

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