Since 2014, a community of entrepreneurs in the association “La FashionTech” have organized FashionTech Week in Paris. The seventh edition runs from October 14-20, 2019.
Fashion Pitch Night
Fashion Pitch Night is a highlight for fashion innovators who want to revolutionize an industry constantly in pursuit of change. The call is currently open for startups to participate in Fashion Pitch Night. Occurring on October 16th from 6-7pm, the annual Fashion Pitch Night is a competition involving 5 startup companies pitching their unique solutions for contemporary fashion problems to a full audience and jury comprised of entrepreneurs, investors, and fashion professionals. The main criteria for judging startups’ presentations includes the following: innovation, the business model, scalability, the team, and the audience’s response. Startups’ will only have five minutes to introduce their concepts and describe their designs for integrating fashion with a technological innovation using any presentation medium of their liking (slide, photo, prototype, etc.). Following pitching, five minutes of Q&A will follow, with priority given to the jury. In order to compete, startups must have raised less than 200,000€ in funding and must be less than 2 years old.
To apply to Fashion Pitch Night, click here.
Meanwhile, another way to get involved is to be present at FashionTech Expo, where you can showcase your products, services, projects to an audience of 1000 people, all interested in innovation and excellence. This event takes place Saturday October 19, 2019 and in its role closing fashion tech week, it offers an opportunity to emerging pioneers in the industry.
Exhibitors' projects should fall into the following categories: Eco-Citizen / Ethical Approach, Mode 2.0 / iMode 2.0 / technological innovation, Fashion changing / innovative materials or concepts, Well-Being Fashion.
If chosen, you will receive a 6 square meter space to showcase your work, and also be eligible for a public-voted prize consisting of €1000 and a consulting session with our partner Les Ateliers de Paris.