NEW YORK, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTLab), a premier women’s program advancing fashion and retail technology solutions, returns for its 9th year, supported by 12 retail partners at retail and brand. The 2022 cohort, made up of 6 companies, selected by NYFTLab’s fashion, beauty and retail partners, are all female-led companies offering solutions focused on the metaverse, NFTs, games, social commerce, returns, personalization, etc.
During the 12-week program, companies will collaborate with NYFTLab retail and brand partners, addressing the opportunities technology presents to shape fashion, beauty and retail. They will embrace experimentation and innovation by participating in uniquely curated workshops and engaging in sessions with the Lab’s network of experts, including investors and senior executives.
The 2022 companies selected are:
These companies will join from new York, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, Tel Avivand CC.
Retailers and brands supporting this year’s Lab include 10 returning partners: Burberry, The Estée Lauder Companies, Levi Strauss & Co., LVMH, Macy’s Inc, Perry Ellis International, PVH Corp, Richemont, Tapestry and Tory Burch. Additionally, Marriott International and Walmart will also join, completing the largest group of retailer and brand partners to have participated in a Lab program to date.
“It’s extremely exciting to have the ongoing support and involvement of the partner,” says Jackie Trebilcock, CEO of NYFTLab. “These organizations are realizing the value of new, cutting-edge technologies, and we look forward to lab companies working with them and others in our network to propel the acceleration and transformation of this industry.”
The program, which runs from March to June, will culminate with companies participating in a Tech Runway demo day where each founder will showcase a selection of fashion and retail executives, investors and media representatives.
About New York Fashion Tech Lab
New York Fashion Tech Lab is a community platform for relationship building, collaboration and business development. The nonprofit program was co-founded by Springboard Enterprises and leading fashion retailers to support women-led businesses that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology. For more information, visit www.nyftlab.com.
About Springboard Enterprises
Springboard’s mission is to accelerate the growth of women-led entrepreneurial businesses through access to critical resources and a global community of experts. We are a leading network of influencers, investors and innovators dedicated to building high-growth women-led companies that are transforming the technology and life sciences industries. The measure of our success is in the results. Since 2000, more than 850 Springboard portfolio companies seeking financial and human capital for product development and expansion have created more than $36 billion in value, created tens of thousands of new jobs and generated billions in annual revenue. With over 225 exits to strategic acquirers and 26 IPOs, Springboard Entrepreneurs is transforming industries. For more information, visit www.sb.co.
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