NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTLab), the leading Fashion- Tech innovation lab, announced the eight women-led tech companies selected for its sixth program. Since 2014, the program has been at the forefront of retail and fashion technology innovation and integration. This year, the participating lab companies, hand selected by the retail, fashion and technology partners, will focus on solving retails biggest challenges through the use of AR, last mile delivery, advanced consumer rewards, integrated video and robotics.
“We’ve sourced technology for the retail industry to meet the powerful consumer expectations that continue to shift the industry on a daily basis,” said Kay Koplovitz, Co-Founder of the Lab and Chairman of Springboard Enterprises. “Our success can be seen in the collaborations that continue between the companies and retailers we bring together well beyond the time in our program. As we announced at Demo Day last year, we’re setting our sights on expansion, and look to share this success with the leading fashion retail partners in new markets soon.”
The 2019 NYFTLab companies, selected by the participating retail, fashion and tech partners, include:
Returning to work with this year’s lab class are NYFTLab Founding Members LVMH, and Macy’s, Inc., as well as multi-year partners Kohl’s, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Perry Ellis International, and Tory Burch. New to the program for 2019 are PVH Corp, Levi Strauss & Co, and Foot Locker who look to add their unique perspective.
Also returning are NYFTLab’s unparalleled technology partners, Accenture and Avery Dennison for their second year, and Microsoft for its fourth. All partners will work with the lab companies to enable iteration, validation, and acceleration of their technologies to advance their businesses and the industry.
The program involves a working collaboration between the Lab companies and iconic fashion retailers, brands, technology partners and well-known industry experts. The sixth cohort showcases a range of technologies, expressly developed by women-led companies, designed to improve the customer experience and retailers’ overall businesses.
The 2019 Lab will again be in residence at Spring Place: A collaborative workspace and membership club connecting a community of global professionals and entrepreneurs.
For more information, please visit http://www.nyftlab.com/.
ABOUT THE CO-FOUNDING & PRODUCING PARTNER, SPRINGBOARD ENTERPRISES
Since 2000, Springboard Enterprises (http://www.sb.co/) has served as a global resource hub of influencers, investors and innovators engaged in helping women entrepreneurs build transformational businesses. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking investment of financial and human capital for product development and expansion.
The 735 Springboard portfolio companies have raised more than $8.7 billion, created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generate billions of dollars in annual revenues. 84% of Springboard companies are growing as independent or merged entities, including 17 IPOs and many that are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.