Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan

About the Accelerator

 

The future of fashion is in our hands. The market is constantly changing and the only way to see a bright future is by building it from now, together. Innovation is the new power. Disruption, flexibility and the ability to learn fast are the new solutions for any company that wants to be relevant in the fashion market for the next years.

We need innovators and we are going to support them and their startups with our FashionTech program in Milan, for which we will soon be opening applications, to spread the FashionTech ecosystem around the Globe!

During our intense 3-month accelerator program, up to 10 carefully selected startups will collaborate with 150+ mentors, partners and investors to build world class products, services and business. Their ultimate goal is becoming industry-leading FashionTech companies of the future. At the end of the program, all startups will pitch their innovative ideas in front of hundreds of investors, partners and mentors on our grand finale: Demo Day.

To meet ambitious entrepreneurs from all over the world, Managing Directors Nazzareno Mengoni and Stefano Galassi of Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan, will run an International FastTrack Tour. This tour includes some of the most vibrant startup cities, like Amsterdam, London, Kiev, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Rome and so on. In all these cities, Startupbootcamp will host a FastTrack event where local startups will be able to present their idea, receive one-on-one feedback, learn about the program, and network with fellow entrepreneurs from the local ecosystems. If traveling is not an option, the startups can also join one of the online events called Startupbootcamp Connect. Contact us for more info!

 

Who are we looking for?

We are on the hunt for determined startups in the FashionTech sector, who are looking to disrupt our world and make it ready for the next decades to come.

Key Focus Areas

Sustainable fabric and garment production

Smart Materials

Digitally driven manufacturing techniques

Wearables

Supply chain transparency & traceability

Retailtech and Commerce

Customer experience and engagement

Recycling, waste management and circularity

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.

Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 100 carefully selected local mentors from the FoodTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading FashionTech conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

Ideal Test Market

Italy has a long heritage in the fashion industry, it is so powerful that Fashion and all around it, constitute one of the main sources of the Italian economy. The "Made in Italy" has become a symbol of excellence, quality and tradition. Most of the more influential fashion houses are Italian: each one of them representing the traditions of the different regions all over the country, that through hundreds of years have been cultivating their know-how in the craft of production.  Milan is the place where crafts, vision and business come together!

Startupbootcamp NXT

Upon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited in our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program, through which we provide 8 relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and beyond.

What we ask in return

We ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup.
 

Location

 

Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan Team

Nazzareno Mengoni

Nazzareno Mengoni

Managing Director
Stefano Galassi

Stefano Galassi

Managing Director
Rosana Auqué

Rosana Auqué

Operations Manager

Questions about Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan?Contact us

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