Programmes

Fash Tech PIONEER Programme

WHAT IS IT?

The Fash-Tech Pioneer Programme supports fashion technology entrepreneurs who want to redefine the future of the industry. Bridging the gap between fashion, technology and digital industries, our tailored programme will provide successful applicants with the necessary support to scale tomorrow’s big ideas.

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

The fully subsidised programme supports businesses over 6 months and provides regular one-on-one mentoring sessions and experts workshops on:

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Accountancy
  • Legal & IP
  • Product development
  • Access to finance and funding
  • Routes to market
  • Marketing & PR
  • Storytelling and Pitching
  • Branding
  • Digital strategies

A diagnostic review of the business takes place at the start of the season in order to tailor the programme to best suit and benefit the business. This programme runs alongside the Fashion and Jewellery pioneers, thus enable cross-pollination of ideas and business interaction.

The programme also gives businesses free access to CFE’s Fash Tech Meetups and other highly sought after networking events in London, as well as discounts and offers from our industry partners, e.g. Amazon Web Services and Zipcar.

WHO CAN APPLY?

We are looking for emerging fashion-tech businesses that:

  • Are operating in a London Borough
  • Have been operating for a minimum of 6 months
  • Have the potential to disrupt existing industry models

Applicants must submit details of the product, process or service they wish to develop with the support of the programme.

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE TO BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION

Limited Company 

  • Proof of operating for 6 months. Please submit:
    • Companies House Registration document.
  • Proof of Current Business Address. Dated up to 30 days prior to application date. Please submit:
    • Companies House Registration document.

* If current business address is different to the registered address, please submit proof of current business address dated 30 days prior to application date with one of the following:

  • Invoice
  • Rental Agreement
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill

Sole Trader 

  • Proof of operating for 6 months. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Invoice
    • Rental Agreement
    • Bank Statement
    • Utility Bill
  • Proof of Current Business Address. Dated up to 30 days prior to application date. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Invoice
    • Rental Agreement
    • Bank Statement
    • Utility Bill

WHEN TO APPLY?

The programme is currently open for application. Click the button below to download the application form and send the completed form to fashion.enterprise@fashion.arts.ac.uk before the deadline.

FashTech Pioneer