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New York Fashion Tech Lab Announces 10th Cohort of Women-led Startups in Retail Technology

By: Gabby Fernandez

The 2023 cohort reflects a decade of supporting ground-breaking, women-led startups in retail tech.

The New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTLab) has announced its tenth cohort of B2B retail tech startups, marking a decade of support for women-led fashion and retail technology companies. The cohort includes six companies providing innovative solutions in user-generated content, AI-driven chat, price optimization, digital fashion, personalization, and loyalty.

The startups will participate in a 12-week program, collaborating with partners including Saks, Selfridges, TJX, Burberry, LVMH, Macy’s Inc. and Richemont. The experience will culminate with a Tech Runway Demo Day where the founders will present their innovative technology to retailers, brands, investors and the press. 

“The NY Fashion Tech Lab allows a platform for exposure for women-led startups addressing fashion and retail,” said Jackie Trebilcock, the NYFTLab Managing Director. “It is so rewarding to stay connected with and be a champion for the alumnae as they grow and scale their companies. I also enjoy engaging with our retail and brand partners to understand what innovations they are keeping an eye on. This is what makes the NYFTLab a great indicator of what’s top of mind for retail tech, and I think that’s evident with this year’s cohort’s areas of focus.”

The 2023 Lab Companies are:

“We founded the NYFTLab with the goal of identifying some of the most innovative fashion technology entrepreneurs and connecting them directly to industry leaders to advance the retail landscape,” said Kay Koplovitz, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for the NYFTLab and Springboard Enterprises. “Ten cohorts later, we’re so proud of our alumnae and how far they’ve come. This year’s cohort will undoubtedly add to the ongoing success of the initiative.”

The NYFTLab has supported 75 innovative companies in the last ten years, and this year’s cohort is expected to add to the ongoing success of the initiative.

The NYFTLab has supported 75 innovative companies in the last ten years including DRESSX, EON, Obsess, Reflaunt, StyleSage, Trendalytics, VNTANA and Zeekit. This year’s cohort is expected to add to the ongoing success of the initiative.