The New York Fashion Tech Lab is a community-driven, relationship building, collaboration & business development platform. The program was co-founded by the Partnership Fund for New York City, Springboard Enterprises and major fashion retailers to support women-led companies that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology.
The New York Fashion Tech Lab is a 12-week program, taking place March-June. Through a competitive process where the Fashion and Retail Partners, Advisors, Springboard Enterprises, and the Lab team members review every submission, we select six to ten women-led companies to enter the program, who receive:
Mentoring and collaboration from the participating fashion retailers, VC's and the Lab’s Expert Network.
Senior access to relevant user groups at the fashion retailers for product feedback and potential deployment of proofs-of-concept.
Each selected company will participate in:
Meetings with senior business executives, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs.
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.
At the conclusion of the program, each of the fashion tech companies will present at a Demo Day, where fashion retail executives, investors, and press will be in attendance.