Learn about which technology solutions major brands are investing in to stay ahead of the competition.

We'll go behind the scenes of the New York Fashion Tech Lab - The twelve week New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFT Lab) program provides a selected group of early stage fashion tech companies with unprecedented access to New Yorks leading fashion retailers and brands fostering iteration, validation, and acceleration of technologies that advance the industry. The program is powered by venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the investment arm of the Partnership for New York City. The Lab is backed by Founding Members; ANN INC., Alex and Ani, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., J. Crew, Kate Spade & Company, Macys, Li & Fung, LVMH, Verizon, and Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Learn about the accelerator process, current industry pain points, and how young startups can get involved in the future of fashion technology.

About Lila Wilson - Lila has been working with Springboard Enterprises and the Partnership Fund for New York City to launch the New York Fashion Tech Lab (nyftlab.com) - an accelerator for innovators at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology. She is a grad student at Georgetown, YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist, and Startup Hoyas Incubator participant for her fashion design crowdsourcing company Mōdefy (www.modefylabs.com). She is helping Open Source Fashion take root in DCs emerging creative scene.