The New York Fashion Tech Lab is a four-month-long program focused on female-led brands that find themselves innovating at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology.
Through various competitions, Fashion Tech Lab, along with venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, and retailers, select six to ten companies to enter the official program (think of them as the "winners"), who get access to a network of mentorship, resulting in typically unaccessible meetings with industry executives.
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Each company that makes it that far (this year there were nine) has the opportunity to workshop their ideas in front of the most powerful people in the fashion and tech space at "Demo Day," an all-day presentation.
Below, the nine founders and their companies that are on the brink of changing the industry.