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About

About a tight knit team with a passion.

We are an investment company operating in the fashion industry, providing full business support and acceleration consulting services to startups and enterprises, unleashing the power of digital technology.

We assist our clients in all aspects of their business, to achieve growth and valorization.

Since 2014, Fashion Technology Accelerator Milan’s aim is to advance the fashion industry through innovative business models and the use of digital processes. Today we are part of an international network with the main office in Milan and a subsidiary in London.

Being highly industry-specific and with a global reach, we select and work with the best players worldwide. For this reason, in 2018 Fashion Technology Accelerator has been chosen by Hatcher+ as their global partner to invest in fashion technology startups.

Fashion Technology Accelerator team

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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.

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e-PITTI

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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Decoded Fashion

Decoded Fashion is the top global event series connecting decision-makers in Fashion, Beauty and Retail with emerging and established technology companies.
DF mission is to expose the fashion community to new ideas, demystify technology and foster creative partnerships between tech startups, designers, retailers and media professionals in highly interactive summit formats.

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Re:Tech

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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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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Greatcontent

Greatcontent is a web content provider supporting e-commerce and digital companies in the creation and localization of SEO-optimized content.
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Penguinpass

Penguinpass is an access management system for events with specific solutions for the fashion world. Created and clipped to the needs of both the organizers and guests, this revolutionary system allows the users to live a new and exclusive experience. Unlike other systems Penguinpass provides a dynamic list that can recognize guests waiting to access without having to ask them the name, an experience of extraordinarily innovative welcoming. Thanks to the integrated system for the recognition of the presence the event management is done in real time, controlling flows within the location and ensuring the security that the guest is really who you are waiting for, one essential tool to limit the number of “unwanted presences”. At the same time the guests app allow them to manage invitations with simple clicks and be guided step by step towards their seating or points of interest in the event.
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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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Infobip

Since 2002, Infobip’s mission has been to create seamless interactions between people and enterprises through mobile. Today, more than 200,000 customers and 300 mobile operators trust Infobip to provide amazing mobile experiences, thus creating a better mobile world. As an integral part of the SMS industry evolution, we are committed to building mobile services that just work while having fun in the process.
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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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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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Lita

LITA.co is the first impact investing platform that connects individuals and social entrepreneurs. In order to manage your finances in a more ethical way, LITA.co allows you to invest online in companies seeking social, environmental or other positive impacts.
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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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Bizplace

BizPlace Holding is the leader company in Italy in advisory and fundraising services for start-ups and innovative SMEs.
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Doorway

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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ZigZag

ZigZag is a managed international returns service to help retailers re-sell stock instead of return stock. They integrate more than 200 carriers and 220 warehouses optimizing return management for leading brands and retailers.

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Mercaux

Mercaux brings the benefits of digital into retail stores to drive sales uplift. Their proprietary platform provides retailers with a suite of digital in-store solutions to support the path to purchase, from product discovery to mobile checkout.

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Ecomate

Ecomate is the sustainability solution dedicated to SMEs looking for a complete, all-in-one service dedicated to improving their ESG ((Environmental, social, and governance) rating . You can check your score with various parameters and discover hidden opportunities for improvements, including a complete study of your supply chain.

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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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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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Vente-Privee Impulse

VENTE-PRIVEE, THE EUROPEAN E-COMMERCE LEADER, IS THE PRODUCT OF A CONSTANT PROCESS OF INNOVATION THAT HAS ALWAYS DRIVEN OUR BUSINESS.
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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Fashnerd

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

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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IT4Fashion

IT4Fashion is an industrial and scientific conference and exhibition where fashion companies, brands, practitioners, researchers and software houses, from all the Europe, discuss on IT technologies in the field of fashion and luxury.
The conference represents, since its first edition, a unique event where fashion companies present their greatest success stories in the application of IT solutions, together with keynotes on new technologies and IT solutions made by leading industry experts.
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Innogest

Innogest is a venture capital company founded in 2006 with offices in Turin, Milan, San Francisco and Berlin. It manages investment funds with a total value of €180 million and it invests in innovative companies active in the digital and and medical sectors, with a focus on seed and early stage ventures. With regard to the digital practice, Innogest has developed specific expertise and track record in the foodtech, fintech and fashion-tech fields.
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