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London Fashion-Tech Bootcamp

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED. 

You can still apply for the Berlin Fashion-Tech Bootcamp.


As part of the DeFINE Fashion-Tech Bootcamp series, London College of Fashion – University of the Arts London in collaboration with Fashion District will be leading the London Fashion-Tech Bootcamp session between the 5th – 6th June. During the two day bootcamp session; there will be a series of inspirational talks from Microsoft, Marks & Spencer and Farfetch, as well as, interactive workshops and exercises to develop your business idea.

Brooke Roberts Islam, Co-Founder of Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA) is one of the leading voices in the fashion-tech industry writing for Forbes.com, the Huffington Post UK and Techstyler. As our Thought-Leader Partner, Brooke will be steering the conversations across the two day bootcamp while contributing to live discussions and hosting digital polls to provide participants with an interactive and engaging experience.

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 London Fashion-Tech Bootcamp and join our DeFINE Network community to contribute to the development of the European Fashion-tech Innovation network.

Who Should Attend
Bootcamps are designed for start-ups and SMEs to develop their business ideas.

Am I Eligible to Apply?
You must meet the following criteria to be considered for the mentoring programme:

  • 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
  • Can demonstrate that you have two members of staff who will be engaged in the project delivery.
  • 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, FYROM, Albania, Serbia, Moldavia, Armenia, Iceland.

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

How to Register
Applications are now closed.

Successful applicants will be notified on Wednesday 8th May 2019. Due to high volumes of applications we may not be able to provide feedback.

Limited spaces available and terms and conditions apply.

Costs
DeFINE London Fashion-Tech Bootcamp is free to register.

Location
London Bootcamp will be taking place in two different sites in East London. Day One (5th June) will be at the Holiday Inn – Stratford City. Day Two (6th June) will be at Plexal, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Travel and Accommodation
Attendees are responsible for travel and booking their own accommodation.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about attending an Info Day please email contact@define-network.eu.

Alternative Events
If you can’t make it to London Fashion-Tech Bootcamp, don’t worry. You might also be interested in applying to Berlin Fashion-Tech Bootcamp taking place Monday 24th – Tuesday 25 June 2019 alongside Wear It Berlin Festival.

Hourly Schedule

Day 1: Talks and Workshops at Holiday Inn - Stratford City

10.30am - 11am
Arrival & registration
11am - 11.20am
Welcome
About DeFINE & what to expect from the Bootcamp
Speakers:
Brooke Roberts-Islam, Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency
11.20am - 12pm
Keynote
Developing and Nurturing Start-ups and SMEs
Speakers:
Daniel Himsworth, Marks & Spencer
12pm - 1.15pm
Centre for Fashion Innovation workshop
Explore the art of storytelling and pitch your idea to your peers and experts. Create a resilient start-up and complete your business model canvas.
1.15pm - 2pm
Lunch
2pm - 3.45pm
Centre for Fashion Innovation workshop - continued
Business Model Canvas
3.45pm - 4pm
Tea Break
4pm - 4.10pm
Fashion District
A hub for fashion innovation in East London
4.10pm - 4.50pm
Industry insight
Speakers:
Francesca Bonetti, London College of Fashion
4.50pm - 5.30pm
Fashion Innovation Agency
case studies of inspirational fashion-tech projects
5.30pm - 7pm
Networking Drinks

Day 1: Allocated 1-1 Session with Mentors. Most sessions take place at the same time as talks and workshops.

1.20pm - 1.40pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
1.40pmpm - 2pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
3.20pm - 3.40pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
3.40pm - 4pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
4.20pm - 4.40pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
4.40pm - 5pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte

Day 2: Talks and Workshops at Plexal, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

9.30am - 9.45am
Introduction to day 2
9.45am - 10.15am
Retail and Luxury at Microsoft
Speakers:
Maruschka Loubser, Microsoft
10.15am - 10.30am
Tea Break
10.30am - 11.30am
Workshop 1: Marketing
Speakers:
Alice Gras, Hall Couture
11.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop 2: Investment Strategy
Speakers:
Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
12.30pm - 1.15pm
Lunch
1.15pm - 2.15pm
Workshop 3: IP Strategy
Speakers:
Roxanne Peters, London College of Fashion, University of Arts London
2.15pm - 3pm
Panel discussion with a line up of start-ups & SMEs experiences
Speakers:
Eve Kekeh, Bundlee, Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Janosch Amstutz, HoloMe
3pm - 3.20pm
Tea Break
3.20pm - 4pm
Presentation on the mentoring programme
4pm - 4.30pm
Closing Keynote
Fashion Innovation
Speakers:
David Grunwald, Farfetch
4.30pm - 4.45pm
Closing remarks

Day 2: Allocated 1-1 Session with Mentors. Most sessions take place at the same time as talks and workshops.

10.30am - 10.50pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
11am - 11.20am
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
11.30am - 11.50am
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
12pm - 12.20pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals, Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP, Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
1.15pm - 1.35pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency, Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
1.45pm - 2.05pm
Allocated Mentoring Session
20 minutes, 5 mentors in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Speakers:
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council, Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP, Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
Brooke Roberts-Islam, Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency
Brooke Roberts-Islam, Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency
Co-founder, Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA)
Brooke Roberts-Islam is an award-winning digital knitwear designer and consultant who recently co-founded the Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA). Following a previous career as a diagnostic radiographer within the NHS, Brooke used inspiration from scan images of the brain to create knitwear using the latest digital knitting technology and yarns. She subsequently gave a TED talk explaining how she combined radiography and knitwear design in her clothing range. At BRIA, Brooke and her team develop "smart" and sustainable materials solutions for businesses spanning fashion and manufacturing, directly combining her knowledge of the latest developments in the "fashion-tech" sector with her pioneering cross-discipline approach to developing new materials. In addition to her design and materials development work, Brooke is a "fashion-tech" and sustainability writer for Forbes.com, the Huffington Post UK and Techstyler - a publishing platform she founded - sharing opinions and interviews from the crossroads of these sectors. Brooke is regularly invited to speak about the fusion of fashion and technology at events including the Wired Next Generation conference and the launch of London Technology Week, 2016. She also moderates monthly panel discussions in London featuring fashion tech and sustainability pioneers.
Daniel Himsworth, Marks & Spencer
Daniel Himsworth, Marks & Spencer
Programme Manager – Digital & Data Team, Marks & Spencer
Daniel works in the Digital & Data team at M&S, managing M&S’ digital partnerships with Founders Factory (the incubator and accelerator of startup businesses launched by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane-fox) and True (Europe’s only specialist retail and consumer vertical investor). Both partnerships are a crucial part of M&S’ digital transformation. Daniel has worked in retail for over 20 years in PR, Communications and Crisis Management. He joined the Digital & Data team in November last year and reports to the Chief Digital & Data Officer.
Francesca Bonetti, London College of Fashion
Francesca Bonetti, London College of Fashion
Lecturer in Marketing, London College of Fashion
Francesca is a PhD researcher in retailing, consumer-facing technology and marketing in the School of Materials at The University of Manchester. She is also a part-time Lecturer in Marketing at undergraduate and postgraduate level at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, and a visiting lecturer at universities across Europe and Asia. Her research interests focus on the digital transformation of retailing and her PhD explores the adoption of consumer-facing technologies in fashion retail settings from a managerial perspective. She has international industry experience in marketing communications and retail and business development in the fashion and apparel sector, through which she developed strong cultural sensitivity, an extensive knowledge of the international media landscape and internationalisation strategies. She currently consult for fashion brands and retailers on distribution strategies, communications strategies and the use of consumer-facing technology across retail channels.
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council
Ideation Mentor: Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council
Founder, Swedish Fashion Council
One of Sweden’s thought leaders within the digitalization of the fashion industry. Has developed both technology, business and education within Fashion Tech. Fredrik works for the Swedish Fashion Council setting up a Fashion Innovation Center. He has a broad, deep and holistic perspective to digital fashion and is the founder of Neue, a platform for digital fashion development including both hardware, software and cloud, for fashion brands and end user applications. He has been running courses in fashion tech at Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC, London College of Fashion - London, IFA - Paris, Beckmans - Stockholm. Furthermore, he has been working directly with clients like POC, IKEA, BACK developing connected garments.
Innovation Mentor: Fashion Innovation Agency
Fashion Innovation Agency
Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
Investment Mentor: Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
Founder, Media Deals
Thierry has 20+ years of experience in the communications and entertainment industries. After graduating in Paris he worked in London as a business consultant for entertainment companies and telecom operators, then in France and Germany in business development for Vivendi, and then for ARTE – the Franco-German TV station – in Strasbourg. Thierry then completed an MBA at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he specialized in film financing and e-commerce. In 2012, he graduated from the European Executive Programme of the Ecole National d’Administration (ENA) in France. For Media Deals, Thierry is in charge of developing the investment network across Europe and managing the network’s Investment Forums, which regularly bring mediatech companies and investors together for pitching sessions. With regard to this, he supports the network’s investors in identifying investment opportunities and in carrying out due diligence with a focus on cross-border transactions and exit strategies. He was also the project director of Media Deals’ EU project ImMediaTe, which examined financial mechanisms for digital media between five European clusters (Barcelona, Rome, Malta, Paris, and Amsterdam) and is now the director of the new DG Connect project European Investor Gate (EIG). Thierry has also been developing different creative industries funds for the film, music, and video games sectors. He is a regular speaker at conferences and summits on content and technology as well as an expert for the European Commission on regulations for investment in the digital sector.
Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX
Manufacturing Mentor: Lutz Walter, EURATEX
Director for Innovation and Skills, EURATEX
For almost 20 years, Lutz Walter has been Head of R&D and Innovation, currently Director for Innovation and Skills at EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, based in Brussels. He is also Secretary General of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing. Walter has been actively following the technology and innovation trends in Europe’s textile and fashion sector. He has coordinated several large-scale European research and training-related programs, advised companies, research organisations and public authorities and authored various studies and strategy papers on the future of Europe’s textile and fashion industry.
Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise
Production Mentor: Anna Ellis, Centre for Fashion Enterprise
Production Manager, Centre for Fashion Enterprise
Anna Ellis joined the CFE in June 2016 as Production Manager to support their FTEF project beneficiaries in developing their businesses through enhancing their supply chain and production management capabilities. With over 20 years’ experience in production and product development in the UK and US, she has sourced and manufactured products in the UK, Europe, China, India and South America, with brands including Gloverall, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Gap inc.
Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
Tech Mentor: Simon Hjelte
Business Developer, Ink Boras
Simon works as a Business Developer at Inkubatorn i Borås (Ink Borås) where he focus on companies in the fashion and textile technology field. He support startups in the entire business development process, focusing on new business models for the new type of fashion startups that we see coming. Simon’s expertise is to discover an idea’s intrinsic value and make business of it - a skill he has developed by knowing the fashion industry in depth. Simon is a tailor in principle. He has worked through all parts of the textile and fashion value chain and used to operate his own jeans micro-factory. He first got in contact with the Borås textile innovation cluster as an entrepreneur through the Innovation Department at Borås University, engaging as a commercial partner in “on market” research projects. He eventually ended up at the incubator when he got the chance to work with business linked to fashion and textile innovation. Simon initiated the process of Ink Borås taking the position as Scandinavia's leading business developing partner for startups within the area of fashion technology. From the beginning of 2019 and forward, Ink Borås has an increased focus on attracting startups with technical innovations in textile and fashion.
Maruschka Loubser, Microsoft
Director of Global Brand Marketing Partnerships, Microsoft
Alice Gras, Hall Couture
Consultant, Hall Couture
Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
Founder, Media Deals
Thierry has 20+ years of experience in the communications and entertainment industries. After graduating in Paris he worked in London as a business consultant for entertainment companies and telecom operators, then in France and Germany in business development for Vivendi, and then for ARTE – the Franco-German TV station – in Strasbourg. Thierry then completed an MBA at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he specialized in film financing and e-commerce. In 2012, he graduated from the European Executive Programme of the Ecole National d’Administration (ENA) in France. For Media Deals, Thierry is in charge of developing the investment network across Europe and managing the network’s Investment Forums, which regularly bring mediatech companies and investors together for pitching sessions. With regard to this, he supports the network’s investors in identifying investment opportunities and in carrying out due diligence with a focus on cross-border transactions and exit strategies. He was also the project director of Media Deals’ EU project ImMediaTe, which examined financial mechanisms for digital media between five European clusters (Barcelona, Rome, Malta, Paris, and Amsterdam) and is now the director of the new DG Connect project European Investor Gate (EIG). Thierry has also been developing different creative industries funds for the film, music, and video games sectors. He is a regular speaker at conferences and summits on content and technology as well as an expert for the European Commission on regulations for investment in the digital sector.
Roxanne Peters, London College of Fashion, University of Arts London
IP Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of Arts London
Eve Kekeh, Bundlee
Eve Kekeh, Bundlee
Founder of Bundlee
Eve Kekeh is the founder of Bundlee and is passionate about using technology to drive sustainability in fashion. As the eldest of 4 (with an age gap of 18 years!), Eve experienced how quickly babies outgrow their clothes and how much waste this leads to. She set about to solve this problem with Bundlee. Bundlee is the UK’s first baby clothing rental subscription. Parents rent their baby’s wardrobe and simply return outgrown clothes to get the next size up. Bundlee was selected to join the Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s FashTech Pioneer Programme and was recently featured in Cosmopolitan magazine.
Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council
Fredrik Timour, Swedish Fashion Council
Innovation Manager, Swedish Fashion Council
One of Sweden’s thought leaders within the digitalization of the fashion industry. Has developed both technology, business and education within Fashion Tech. Fredrik works for the Swedish Fashion Council setting up a Fashion Innovation Center. He has a broad, deep and holistic perspective to digital fashion and is the founder of Neue, a platform for digital fashion development including both hardware, software and cloud, for fashion brands and end user applications. He has been running courses in fashion tech at Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC, London College of Fashion - London, IFA - Paris, Beckmans - Stockholm. Furthermore, he has been working directly with clients like POC, IKEA, BACK developing connected garments.
Janosch Amstutz, HoloMe
Founder and CEO, HoloMe
David Grunwald, Farfetch
VP Innovation, Farfetch
Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP
Legal Mentor: Max Thoma, Mathys & Squire LLP
UK & European Patent and Design Attorney
Max is a European and Chartered Patent Attorney whose work focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent application in a variety of technical areas, in particular computer-implemented (software) inventions and engineering-related fields. Max is particularly interested in supporting start-ups and SMEs with their IP matters, and in particular advising about the use of IP (of all forms) to support commercial objectives as businesses grow. He is involved in supporting and advising a variety of start-up accelerators and incubators in the UK. Max is also a specialist in registered design law, and has had articles published about the subject in a number of magazines. He also has experience in contentious work and disputes, and in managing and prosecuting large international patent and registered design portfolios for large multinational organisations. Max holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he studied a broad-based course. He has particular academic experience in microsystems. His Master’s thesis, which was published in an academic journal, related to production methods for YBCO bulk superconductors. He also holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

Date

Jun 05 2019 - Jun 06 2019

Time

10 h 30 min - 19 h 00 min

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 05 2019 - Jun 06 2019
  • Time: 04:30 - 13:00

Location

Stratford
Stratford, London, UK
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