Lunch and Learn: Fighting fast fashion and getting funded through competitions

Posted: Wed 31st Aug 2022

In this Lunch and Learn, Josephine Philips, founder and CEO of fashion tech start-up Sojo, talks through her journey as an award-winning business owner.

She explains how she developed a circular fashion app and how winning last year's Santander X UK Awards has shaped her business.

Chosen by Forbes Europe as one of their 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs, Josephine has featured in British Vogue and iNews.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • What it takes to develop a sustainable fashion brand and app

  • Josephine’s top tips for entrepreneurs entering the market

  • How to enter your business into the Santander X UK Awards 2022 for the chance to win a range of exclusive prizes, including mentoring, start-up support and a share of £150,000 in funding


Santander X UK Awards 2022: Win a share of £150,000 in funding

About the Santander X UK Awards 2022

Enterprise Nation has partnered with Santander X to help you launch or accelerate your business with the Santander X UK Awards 2022.

This year's programme has two categories: Launch (for new businesses) and Accelerate (for growing businesses). Innovative business can enter to win a range of exclusive prizes, including mentoring, start-up support and a share of £150,000 in funding. 

Shortlisted businesses will have access to an intensive eight-week programme of in-person and online training and the chance to pitch to a high-profile judging panel at the national final in London. 

What can I win?

By taking part, you’ll join an online eight-week training programme that ends with a pitching competition. You’ll have the chance to win up to £10,000 to launch your idea or £15,000 to accelerate your existing business.

The competition’s total prize fund is £150,000. Winning businesses will automatically progress to the Santander X Global Award to compete against fellow entrepreneurs from across the world. 

Find out more about the Santander X UK Awards programme

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