Milan Fashion-Tech Bootcamp

As part of the DeFINE Fashion-Tech Bootcamp series, Politecnico di Milano will be leading a Fashion-Tech Bootcamp in partnership with Fashion Technology Accelerator (FTA) between the 23rd – 24th January in Milan.

If you are a pre-start-up, start-up or SME working within the fashion supply chain or developing new technologies we invite you to apply for the Milan Fashion-tech Bootcamp, where you will have the chance to:

  • experience meaningful workshops and talks
  • progress your fashion-tech business idea,
  • meet fashion & technology experts,
  • connect with many other innovative start-ups and SMEs,
  • contribute to the development of the European Fashion-tech Innovation Network.

The bootcamp will go through the main topics you need to work on in order to start and growth your fashion-tech business. We will start by working together on the Business Model Canvas adapted for fashion start-ups. We will analyze the main tools and instruments you can use in order to have your start-up digitally fully fledged, and we will analyze the best strategies for digital marketing. The second day will be dedicated to Financials and Investments and will focus on the topic of Sustainability. In addition a keynote speaker and two start-ups will share their success stories and strategies.

In order to get tailored insights from industry experts, the selected businesses will have the opportunity to access 1 to 1 meetings with mentors experienced in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation.

How to register

Application deadline is 13th January, 2020. Your application will be reviewed by the DeFINE partners and we will be in touch to confirm your attendance.

Limited spaces available: 30 FASHION-TECH BUSINESS IDEAS will be selected to attend the Bootcamp.

Who Should Attend

Bootcamps are designed for pre-start-ups, start-ups and SMEs to develop their fashion-tech business ideas.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

You must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Bootcamp:

  • Working in fashion or technology.
  • Have an innovative idea incorporating fashion and technology that you want to develop for one of the following:
      • Product or service
      • Process
      • Route to market/business model
  • Able to certify that you have ownership or right to use any intellectual property involved.
  • Based in a COSME participating country – EU 28 + Montenegro, Turkey, FROM, Albania, Serbia, Moldavia, Armenia, Iceland.

Please note: you do not need to be a registered company to apply for the Bootcamp.


Milan Fashion-Tech Bootcamp will be taking place the 23rd and 24th January will be at Educafé, Politecnico di Milano – Via Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan. (Building 2).


Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Contact Us

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