Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Springboard & Partnership Fund launch NY Fashion Tech Lab
Springboard & Partnership Fund launch NY Fashion Tech Lab
02
May '14
The New York Fashion Tech Lab, produced in collaboration with the Partnership Fund for New York City, Springboard Enterprises and Founding Members Alex and Ani, ANN INC., The Estee Lauder Companies, J. Crew, Kate Spade & Company, Li & Fung, LVMH, Macy’s, Ralph Lauren Corporation, and Verizon, officially announced the inaugural class of 2014 Lab Companies. The twelve week Lab program provides early stage fashion tech companies with unprecedented access to New York’s leading fashion retailers and brands.
 
“Launching the Fashion Tech Lab in New York is an idea whose time has come,” announced Kay Koplovitz, Chairman of Springboard Enterprises. “At the same time, the start-up community is teaming with innovators and technologists eager to address the pain points of fashion and retail companies as they transition to the social and mobile communities of their customers. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to iterate their products and services with the companies they expect to serve. The opportunity to unite them is priceless."
 
“New York City is the fashion capital of the world with over 800 companies calling the five boroughs home. With that density, it’s only logical to pair our retail and fashion houses with the city’s growing tech sector and help bring to market innovative products that have the ability to improve the consumer experience and modernize the fashion industry as a whole,” said Maria Gotsch, President and CEO of the Partnership Fund for New York City. “By uniting some of the country’s largest retailers together with some of New York’s hottest fashion start-ups, we will help spur growth and create jobs across the fashion and tech sectors.”
 
The Eight Lab Companies, selected for their innovative products, will work closely with the NYFT Lab’s Founding Members and have access to industry experts, investors and fashion entrepreneurs. The program, which runs from May through July, includes one-on-one meetings with resources within the Founding Member organizations, office hours with industry experts and investors, issue workshops and residency at the AlleyNYC co-working space. The program culminates in July with a Demo Day presentation by all Lab Companies to an audience of industry executives, the fashion community, investors and the press.
 

The New York Fashion Tech Lab


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pexels

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2018

Punitive PRC tariffs on US goods has extra 5% on textiles

Responding to Washington’s latest duty increase in a dispute with...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2018

'Reliability & excellent quality are Tecnorama’s USP'

The complete reliability and excellent quality of Tecnorama systems...

Courtesy:  Stanislav Kondratiev on Unsplash

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Sep 2018

AAFA questions US tariffs on $200 bn Chinese goods

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has questioned...

Interviews View All

Claudia Kersten, Global Organic Textile Standard

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

Karan Toshniwal, Orange O Tec

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Maya Simova,

Maya Simova

Inter Expo and Congress Center (IEC) is a prominent exhibition centre in...

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain,

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain

Divyam Export, launched about 30 years ago, exports to 15 countries,...

Harmeet Singh,

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Pierre Wiertz, EDANA

Pierre Wiertz
EDANA

Pierre Wiertz talks about the vast world of sustainable nonwovens and...

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi, Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi
Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

A team of researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY),...

Steve Cole, Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant & Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Mike Hoffman, Gildan Activewear SRL

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Sidharth Sinha, Sidharth Sinha

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search