The New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFT Lab)


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.

Macy’s & Nineteenth Amendment (2014 Class) 

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Founding Members / Fashion & Retail Partners

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