The “Pitch it Forward” program is your opportunity!
The Goethe-Institute Lebanon within the framework of FANTASMEEM – project Cultural and Creative Industries, and in collaboration with Transformeus, is excited to launch their joint program “Pitch it Forward”: Investing in Women-led Innovation.
This new transformative program is designed exclusively for creative women entrepreneurs in the culture and creative industries in Lebanon, specifically in the design field. The program aims at supporting established creative women designers who own a business or startup to upscale and expand their businesses while preparing them for investment opportunities.
The project “Cultural and Creative Industries” is implemented by the GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. It improves employment and income opportunities for creative professionals in six partner countries; Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa, and operates mainly in the music, fashion, design, and animation sectors. In addition to promoting the development of entrepreneurial, digital, creative, and technical skills through training programmes, the project aims to strengthen the framework conditions and the ecosystem of the cultural and creative industries.
Creative Women Entrepreneurs in the Design Field.
Design Sectors: Architecture, Spatial, Landscape, Interior, Furniture, Fashion & Textile, Product, Web, Graphics, etc…
The program includes a total of
22 hours of training:
5 Online Workshops
2 In-person Workshops (Beirut)
1 In-person Final Pitching Event
Application Deadline: 9 JUL 2023
Training Period: 18 JUL 2023 – 31 AUG 2023
Pitching Event: First week of September 2023
- Creative women entrepreneurs with established design businesses, start-ups, or free-lance practices in the design industry in Lebanon.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design field.
- Have an innovative design idea or a project expansion plan.
- Looking to engage in a venture and pitch in front of potential investors & industry experts.
- Interested in developing business skills and scaling up their business.
- Committed to attending the proposed training sessions between July and August 2023.
Join us on this thrilling journey by completing the online application form below; and give yourself the chance of being selected.
Up to 40 creative women from all design fields in will participate in the program.
The application includes 3 different sections, requiring around 20 minutes in total.
Please prepare your resume and portfolio before you start as you will be requested to upload them.