The New York Fashion Tech Lab was co-founded by Springboard Enterprises & the Partnership Fund for NYC


Producing Partner

Springboard Enterprises is a US-based 501(c)3 organization acting globally to accelerate women entrepreneurs' access to human and financial capital resources.  Springboard (www.sb.co) has served as a resource hub of influencers, investors and innovators engaged in helping women entrepreneurs build big businesses. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking investment of financial and human capital for product development and expansion.

Over 674 Springboard portfolio companies have raised $7.8 billion, created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generated billions of dollars in annual revenues. Over 81% of Springboard companies are growing as independent or merged entities, including 15 IPOs and many that are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.


CO-FOUNDING PARTNER

Founded by Henry Kravis in 1996 and capitalized by New York’s leaders of business and finance, the Partnership Fund for NYC’s mission is to mobilize our investors’ resources — their money, time and influence — to create jobs, spur new business creation and to expand opportunities to participate in the economy to all of the city’s residents and neighborhoods. The Fund is an “evergreen” fund — realized gains are continuously reinvested in deserving projects. Since inception, the Partnership Fund has invested in excess of $135 million in over 150 exemplary projects. The Partnership Fund Board is led by Co-Chairmen, Charles R. Kaye and Tarek Sherif.