So what happened to the three start-ups from the Fashion District Innovation Challenge Prize 2019? Helen Lax, Fashion District Director caught up with them and asked them for their perspective on the innovation competition, how it impacted their business and their journey since.
The competition is for fashion-tech start-ups with innovations that could transform the future of retail, and the range of applications from last year certainly showed that tech start-ups can have a deep and expansive impact on the industry. This year, there is even more of a need for fresh tech approaches to solve real industry issues.
Lindsay Fisher from Sparkbox was the winner of 2019, with Joanna Chen from Gibbon and Taylor Semelberger from Miro Solutions joint runners up. Together they have painted out the advantages that the competition can bring, from spending time with the Fashion District Critical Friends, to exposure to investors, alongside a cash injection and insights advice to help them along the way.
“I highly recommend Retail Futures to all retail tech and fashion tech start-ups – everyone should apply!”.
Lindsay Fisher, Sparkbox, 1st prize winner of Retail Futures 2019