Industry ties to make you stronger

Industry ties to make you stronger.
Ranging from fashion to technology, we are able to oversee and advise on almost every aspect of the strategic development for a startup.

We have solid and reliable partners across several industries, because we don’t play solo, but we play hard.

Have a look at our network.


F6S is a leading global founder and startup network with more than five million members.

F6S has delivered billions in growth to startup founders and their companies – working together with corporates, governments and programs in the global startup ecosystem. The F6S network delivers company growth through funding, investment, pilot contracts, grants, partnerships, jobs & talent and company services.

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Stripe is a partner of Fashion Technology Accelerator, waiving fees for the first €30K processed and offering dedicated support to interested startups

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Fashion for Good

As a holistic and inclusive open-source initiative, Fashion for Good invites the global fashion industry to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused.
Fashion for Good aims to promote the five “Goods” of a new, transformed fashion industry: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water, and Good Lives. In pursuit of this goal, Fashion for Good enables the fashion industry to embrace innovation, change its business models and adopt a totally new mindset.
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Italian Angels for Growth

IAG is the largest business angels network in Italy, with more than 120 members. The investment focus is on seed stage startups and the investment size is between € 200.000 and € 800.000. Through its members and co-investors, IAG has invested more than € 24M, contributing to the growth of 28 innovative startups.
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Milano Fashion Institute

The education provided by Milano Fashion Institute is based on the competence and experience of three of the most important Italian universities, which are also recognized as international centres of excellence, proposing an unprecedented integration of skills in the framework of Design, Management, Communication and Lifestyle.
Programs proposed have been set up through a process of interaction and dialogue with the companies of the fashion system and the Italian excellences of Design, Wellness and Events, and focusing on those professional profiles which have proved to be of great interest for companies represented by the leading trade associations involved in the project.
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Istituto Marangoni

Today Marangoni Institute is an established and recognized aesthetic laboratory of European-style culture with a specifically Italian imprint. Working with the most interesting names in fashion and design, teachers are able to pass on their expertise to train the excellence of tomorrow’s industry professionals, enabling them to contextualize classroom learning in the realities of the marketplace. The path includes constant contact with the best companies in fashion and design, who look to the Istituto for new individuals to work in their companies.
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Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.
The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.
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C.L.A.S.S. (Classecohub)

The mission of C.L.A.S.S. is provide professionals, students, brands and contemporary consumers the tools and the services to become more aware, competitive and responsible. They strive to activate virtuous processes and trigger change by promoting a new generation of values, smart materials, ingredients, innovators, technologies and communication in the fashion world.

They have a variety of activities that can be summarized as follows:

SMART TOOLS: the platform of responsible and traceable materials, innovations, tools and technologies to inject sustainability into textiles, fashion collections and companies’ performance.
SMART ACADEMY: a rich program of events, talks, classes and services to educate, raise awareness and inspire professionals, manufacturers, students and all those who strongly believe in sustainable values.
SMART SHOP: the inspirational materials’ bank and samples e-shop for creatives and brands willing to explore and test latest innovations in sustainable fabrics and fashion ingredients.

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The mission of Doorway is to support, also in the international context, the development of ground-breaking Startup or SMEs, providing a diversified portfolio for those investors who have a medium to long term investment horizon.
Moreover, the platform acts as a “gateway” to a virtual marketplace where high-scalability startups and SMEs can interact with business angels, family offices and other qualified investors, allowing the first to raise the capital needed to implement promising businesses and the others to allocate part of their financial assets to support disruptive businesses and successful, competent and fully committed entrepreneurs. The latter point is crucial as we believe that execution is the main factor of success and / or failure of the initiatives.
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BizPlace Holding is the leader company in Italy in advisory and fundraising services for start-ups and innovative SMEs.
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Open Italy

Open Italy is the Italian sales accelerator that puts in contact startups and corporates for pilot projects. The initiative is organized by Elis.
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e-PITTI.com is a project of Pitti Immagine, launched in June 2011. It hosts the digital version of Pitti Uomo, Pitti W, Pitti Bimbo and Pitti Filati. The platform, created by FieraDigitale, is a professional and innovative tool which maximizes the potential of trade shows always accessible from anywhere around the world. It provides an online stand where exhibitors can present collections, trends and products to international buyers certified by Pitti Immagine. It is a tool for acquiring, profiling and developing visitors’ database as well as an incentive for companies for new business and contacts opportunities.
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Re:Tech started as a meetup group in Tel Aviv, in May 2013. since then, they grew into a community of over 1,500 members, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, brands, designers and everyone else interested in fashion innovation.
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DSTech (Vseen)

DSTech offers digital support, training and development to both startups and established companies with over 100 employees and 4 local Italian branches.
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Tech Silu

Tech Silu is promoting the creation of a seed fund for Italian startups, building the first cross-continental demo day to match Chinese and Italian communities. Tech Silu selects the best Italian startups which have great attractiveness for Chinese investors.
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Vente-Privee Impulse

To keep breaking the mould in its preeminent sector – fashion – vente-privee is opting for open innovation to support the growth of the best European start-ups that are creating new on- and offline consumption patterns for tomorrow’s fashion.
The vente-privee accelerator, an initiative originally developed by Jacques-Antoine Granjon and his team, is part of an ambitious R&D plan that aims to assist and spur changes in e-commerce.
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Skolkovo Foundation

Skolkovo Foundation is the principal agency responsible for the Russian Skolkovo Innovation Center, a scientific and technological centre for the development and commercialisation of advanced technologies. It is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 and charged by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with creating a new science and technology development centre in the Moscow suburb of Skolkovo. The Skolkovo innovation system comprises the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkolTech) established in partnership with MIT, corporate R&D centres, business incubators, private seed and venture funds, and start-up companies, as well as residential space and social infrastructure. It is a city with over 30,000 residents and employees.
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Centre for Fashion Enterprise

CFE International specialises in strategic planning and organisational development. Through their expert knowledge they can empower organisations at a local level and the global marketplace. CFE international is highly respected for its expertise in fashion business development with a proven track record. Satisfied clients looking to develop their fashion sector include public and private organisations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They enable clients identify economic and cultural opportunities and provide solutions to act upon and develop through suitable platforms.
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As one of the fastest growing digital magazines writing about fashion technology and wearables, FashNerd.com’s foundation is based on the need to start an open conversation about the merger of fashion with technology.
Founded January 2015 by Muchaneta Kapfunde and Mano ten Napel, this digital magazine is required reading for those addicted to the fashion tech, IoT and the wearable tech space. “FashNerd does not seek to shape opinions, we instead arm readers with the kind of knowledge that helps them approach the ever-evolving fashion tech space with an open mind”, said Muchaneta.
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Loomish provides digital investment consultancy services in the fashion and retail industry. Loomish advises on mergers and acquisitions within the ecosystem. Loomish offers an innovative opportunity for promising start-ups in the Fashion Digital Lab in Ticino.
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