Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar attend the launch of the website of Fashion Entrepreneur Fund in Delhi, see pics

India Fashion Awards (IFA)  introduced the website of the eagerly awaited Fashion Entrepreneur Fund (FEF) on September 3, 2023, at The Claridges in New Delhi. Established by the Fashionpreneur, Sanjay Nigam, FEF’s primary objective is to offer vital financial support and mentorship, fostering a collaborative and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. This innovative venture studio is backed by the esteemed Indian film director, Karan Johar and business luminaries from the fashion and business domain such as Naveen Jindal, Robin Raina, J.K. Lalwani, Sandeep Jain, Vagish Pathak, Idha Pathak, Vinod Dugar, Gaurav Dalmia and Samir Modi.

Karan Johar launched the transformative Fashion Entrepreneur Fund’s website, marking a groundbreaking initiative that empowers emerging fashion and lifestyle entrepreneurs with essential resources, investment, education, mentorship and networking during the inaugural ‘Alliance Dinner’ at The Claridges Hotels and Resorts in New Delhi. Karan expressed, “Young entrepreneurs in India’s fashion and lifestyle realm are igniting a global movement, reshaping entire industries with their innovative ideas. With this venture studio, we’re not just writing cheques, we’re writing success stories. By providing both financial support and essential mentorship, we’re empowering the next generation to confidently make their mark with authenticity. I am incredibly enthusiastic about being a part of this vision aimed at propelling the industry to unprecedented heights. To all the budding trailblazers stepping onto the Indian business stage: Embrace your unique vision, infuse it with authenticity, and fearlessly sculpt a radiant future ahead.”

The inauguration ceremony of the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund website paved the way for a surge of exceptionally
talented individuals equipped with the tools and knowledge to thrive in the industry. Ranveer Singh’s enthusiastic
presence electrified the event. Additionally, FEF is thrilled to announce its groundbreaking initiative in fostering young entrepreneurial talent with the launch of an unprecedented OTT series. This initiative will invest Rs. 20 crore in fashion and lifestyle start-ups, which will be selected based on their business acumen and creativity, presented by Karan Johar. It represents a significant milestone in FEF’s mission, offering in-depth insights into the inspiring journeys of the finalists poised to redefine the landscape of fashion and lifestyle entrepreneurship. Through this initiative, FEF is not only celebrating individual achievements but also nurturing a vibrant community of fashion and lifestyle entrepreneurs uniquely positioned to shape and guide the future.

Vagish Pathak, Chairperson of Fashion Entrepreneur Fund said, “Let us remember that fashion is not just about
what we wear; it’s a reflection of our individuality, creativity and our commitment to sustainability. Together, we
embark on a journey where style meets purpose and our investments in the future of fashion and lifestyle will not
only shape trends but also drive positive change in our world.”

Sanjay Nigam, the founder of Talent Factory, the India Fashion Awards, and the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund, expressed his gratitude and vision, saying, “I feel deeply privileged to witness the convergence of creativity,
innovation and limitless opportunities within the dynamic fashion and lifestyle industry. The Fashion Entrepreneur
Fund represents far more than a mere financial investment; it embodies an unwavering commitment to nurturing
dreams and unlocking the potential of aspiring entrepreneurs. Through our comprehensive approach, we not only
empower individuals but also possess the profound ability to reshape the very essence of the industry itself.
Together, guided by our shared vision, we are poised to ignite an unprecedented wave of entrepreneurial spirit that
will redefine the benchmark of success within the fashion realm. The journey ahead is exhilarating, and I am excited
to see the transformative impact of the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund on the lives of those it touches.”
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