MAD Starter

About the MAD starter program

You have a great idea to set up a business in Fashion or Design, you have a clear vision about the product and the customer segment. The MAD business team will help you with the initial steps such as completing the business model canvas.

Every STARTER’s journey begins with  the seminar ‘How to start your business in Fashion or Design’, shortly followed by a Business Model Canvas workshop.

When the Business Model Canvas is validated by our business advisors you can set up a financial plan with one of our partner organizations. 

Over a period of 6 months you will be invited to a number of  business seminars regarding sourcing, communication, marketing, branding, fundraising etc. These seminars are mandatory and we ask for 80% attendance. If there is less engagement than 80% attendance, you will not be able to benefit any longer from our services.

Selection criteria 
  • Be based in Brussels Capital Region
  • Have a clear concept in mind
  • Motivation and engagement to follow our seminars

The “how to start your business in fashion & design” session is animated by Cathy Beq & Peggy Acke. This session takes place 4 times a year. The business model canvas workshops & individual meetings are animated by Nadine Minampala & Peggy Acke.