Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan

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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 have selected 11 startups, and we are going to support them with our FashionTech program in Milan, to spread the FashionTech ecosystem around the Globe!

During our intense 3-month accelerator program, 11 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, CEO Alceo Rapagna and the Managing Directors Nazzareno Mengoni and Stefano Galassi of Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan, ran an International FastTrack Tour. This tour included some of the most vibrant startup cities, like Amsterdam, London, New York, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Shanghai, and so on. In all these cities, Startupbootcamp hosted a FastTrack event where local startups were be able to present their idea, receive one-on-one feedback, learn about the program, and network with fellow entrepreneurs from the local ecosystems. Contact us for more info!

Our Partners


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


Supply chain transparency & traceability

Retailtech and Commerce

Customer experience and engagement

Recycling, waste management and circularity


  • Jul 01

    Applications open

  • Oct 09

    Applications close

  • Nov 12 - 13

    Selection Days

  • Nov 23

    Program begins

  • Mar 31

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

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


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 FashionTech 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, Google, Stripe, 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 and startup 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 everything 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 the 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 on-boarded to our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program, through which we provide 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.

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Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan Team

Alceo Rapagna

Alceo Rapagna

CEO, SBC FashionTech & Innoleaps
Stefano Galassi

Stefano Galassi

Managing Director
Nazzareno Mengoni

Nazzareno Mengoni

Co-Founder SBC FashionTech
Alessandro Arione

Alessandro Arione

Operations Manager
Avital Legar

Avital Legar

Fashion & Visual Communication Specialist
Polina Kravchenko

Polina Kravchenko

Fashion Analyst

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