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New York Fashion Tech Lab

ABOUT THE LAB: Launched in 2014, in partnership with leading fashion & retail brands, targeting women-led early & growth stage companies developing innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology. The 12-week program will take place from March - June 2017. Through a competitive process, the lab’s fashion & retail partners, Springboard Enterprises, and lab team members review every submission, and invite a number of companies to in person interviews where ultimately six to ten companies are selected to enter the program and will receive: Collaboration with participating Fashion & Retail brands and senior access to relevant user groups for product feedback and potential deployment of proofs-of-concept. Meetings with senior business executives, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs via our Expert Network Workshops and panel discussions on issues relevant to fashion tech companies, such as data optimization, proofs-of-concept, technology architecture and scalability, privacy, security, and broader industry trends. Co-Working Space access, Pitch Sessions & Demo Day Participation Ongoing access to the global Springboard expert network & alumnae community Details about our Areas of Focus can be found HERE Application Deadline: DECEMBER 12th 2017 Link to apply: http://www.nytlab.com

Overview

1 Battery Park Plaza
5th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Details

The NY Fashion Lab is an accelerator program that is the result of a collaboration between the Partnership Fund for New York City, Springboard Enterprises and major fashion retailers, focused on targeting early and growth stage companies that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology. Program participants will receive unprecedented feedback from major fashion retailers along with the change to refine and beta test their innovations in New York City over the course of the 12-week program. NYFTL Founding Members: Alex and Ani, ANN INC., The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., J. Crew, KATE SPADE & COMPANY, Li & Fung, Macy’s, Ralph Lauren Corporation

2017 Program Dates APPLICATIONS OPEN: LATE FALL 2016 APPLICATIONS CLOSE: DECEMBER 12, 2016 FINALIST INTERVIEWS: FEBRUARY 2017 LAUNCH: MARCH 2017 DEMO DAY: JUNE 2017  

Please email info@nyftlab.com for information on attending the Demo Day.