The New York Fashion Tech Lab is a twelve week program that provides a selected group of early & growth stage fashion technology companies with unprecedented access to New York’s leading fashion retailers and brands fostering iteration, validation, and acceleration of technologies that advance the industry. The program was co founded, in 2014, by the Partnership Fund for New York City and is powered by Springboard Enterprises. Support for the NYFTLab program is provided by iconic fashion industry brands and retailers. Officials from each participate in interviewing and selecting each year’s class. Each Lab Company is assigned to work directly with these Fashion and Retail Partners, meeting with relevant executives for the purpose of iterating and potentially piloting their products. The program culminates in June with a Demo Day presentation by all participants before an audience of press, investors and industry executives.