It’s been 12 months since the first cohort of the Startup Program launched inside our fashion tech lab, Foundry Powered by IFA Paris. Now it’s nearly time for our fashion tech founders to show off their solutions in our first ever demo day. Who’s excited?

During this 90-minute virtual meet and greet with our founders from cohorts 1 and 2, listen to each startup give a 3-minute pitch about their solution and how they are solving the fashion industry’s biggest challenges. This will then be followed by a live Q&A from the audience. Themes explored will range from digital fashion, AI trend forecasting right through to re-commerce. Each startup is building a better fashion industry! We will also be joined by two very special guest speakers giving keynotes on how they’re changing the industry. The event schedule is:

Date: 22nd April 2021
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 CET
Place: Online
To sign up: Demo Day Registration (you’ll be sent a video link)

15:00 Opening Remarks

Peter Jeun Ho Tsang, Director, Foundry Powered by IFA Paris

Jean-Baptiste Andreani, CEO, IFA Paris

15:05 Keynote 1

Building Circularity into the Fashion Industry.

Lorenzo Albrighi, Co-CEO, Circular Fashion Summit

15:15 Startups Pitches

Theme: Sustainability

Biz B: Pakistan’s premiere resale platform for Asian & Western fashion.

Roundrack: A sustainable fabrics sourcing tool with inbuilt sustainability verification.

Retouch: An online garment alteration & repair service.

15:45 Keynote 2

Reconfiguring the design & creation of fashion products.

Kitty Yeung, Creative Technologist & Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

15:50 Startups Pitches

Theme: Retail & Product

LaunchMart: A no design skills needed garment design and prototyping platform.

T-Fashion: AI trend forecasting and analytics platform in real-time.

Stylé: A virtual try on solution using real-time digital fashion.

Krippit: 3D printed footwear accessories made with zero waste.

Closing Summary by Peter Jeun Ho Tsang

The demo day will be held online and is open to anyone attend. Investors will need to provide us with information about their investment thesis.

The Startup Program welcomes founders from all over the world to join for 6 months incubation inside the fashion tech lab. The lab and program are delivered in partnership with Beyond Form, a venture studio building impact-driven fashion technologies. Visit the website for more information.