OPEN FOR INNOVATION

The Fashion Innovation Award (FIA) is a call to innovation.

The FIA ‘19 is a call for viable, advanced machine learning and AI solutions for Fashion Retail.

We are looking for young Tech and Digital companies with a turnover between 100k EUR and 10m EUR who have a specific AI solution tailored for any step of the Fashion Retail supply chain, including production, inventory management, marketing and customer experience, logistics, etc.

Successful applicants will get face time with leading investors, unparalleled visibility at a number of international events, one-to-one meetings with top brands who are looking for new solutions and an advisory and services package worth thousands of euros.

With over 120 applications arriving form 22 different countries and the participation of funds with over 1bn EUR of combined assets under management, FIA ‘18 was a true success. FIA ‘19 aims to get even bigger.

If you fit the description and have a machine learning or AI solution for the world of Fashion Retail, be a part of FIA 2019!

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Award Timeline

OCTOBER 2018

CALL FOR START-UPS

It starts here now. We are calling for start-ups and innovators to submit their machine learning and AI solutions applicable specifically in Fashion Retail. 15 short-listed start-ups will have the chance to pitch their solutions to a high-profile jury panel comprised of investors, top managers and decision makers from the leading Fashion brands.

January 31 2019

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

The applications will close at the end of January and the Jury will start working on the selection of the best 15 applicants.

February & March 2019

CROWD VOTING

The profiles of the short-listed start-ups will be promoted and displayed on a dedicated web site. Crowd voting will be opened as well.

March 31 2019

PITCHING AND AWARD CEREMONY

During the Fashion Innovation Week in Lugano, the best of the best will have the chance to pitch their ideas to investors and fashion brands at a dedicated event.

April 2019 and beyond

MENTORING TO SCALE

The winners of the challenge will receive exceptional support to grow, including but not limited to:

  • Meetings with c-level executives of named fashion brands and retailers
  • A support package of coaching and mentoring from Loomish
  • Meetings with c-level executives investors
  • Visibility at several top industry events among the 12 organizing by netcomm Suisse
  • Services and software packages for start-ups from our Digital partners (for example Microsoft, Keros)

Focus Areas

This year, we are looking for young Tech and Digital companies with a turnover between 100k EUR and 10m EUR who have a specific machine learning or AI solutions tailored for any step of the Fashion Retail supply chain:

  • PRODUCTION
  • INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
  • MARKETING
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • LOGISTICS
  • PAYMENTS
  • PHYSICAL STORE INTEGRATION

Who are Loomish

Loomish SA is a Swiss-based investment management firm specialised in Lifestyle Tech, with a specific focus on Fashion, Food, Travel and Design industries. We are committed to accelerating value creation for all the players within the lifestyle retail ecosystem: investors, digital start-ups, and established corporations looking for innovative solutions.

Strategically located in Ticino, between the vibrant financial centre Zurich and the global lifestyle hub Milan, Loomish is perfectly positioned to put together the best of the two worlds. We deliver expert guidance and facilitate investments in the Lifestyle Tech arena, focusing primarily on the disruptive technologies offered by medium-sized European start-ups. We work with:

  • Investors,

    including venture capital, private equity and business angels, by monitoring investment opportunities, providing due diligence of their target companies, as well as offering industry-specific guidance in line with their investment strategy and attitude to risk;

  • Start-ups,

    by helping them rise capital, advising on their go-to-market strategies and connecting them with the right investors. We also have a strong in-house expertise in pre- and post- merger and acquisition dynamics, enabling us to accompany our digital start-up clients throughout the process towards their next level;

  • Established Lifestyle/Fashion/Travel/Food/Real-estate brands,

    who are ready to embrace digitisation, by offering advisory and synergic opportunities with the right kind of digital start-ups that fit their business innovation goals;

  • Enterprises and service providers,

    on one hand, by facilitating the formation of strategic partnerships between them and top lifestyle brands and, on the other, by scouting on their behalf for the disruptive technological solutions that are ready to scale up.

Find out more at:
www.loomish.ch

FIA (Fashion Innovation Award) 2019

The Fashion Innovation Award (FIA) is a call to innovation.

The FIA 2019 is a call for viable, advanced machine learning and AI solutions for Fashion Retail.

We are looking for young Tech and Digital companies with a turnover between 100k EUR and 10m EUR who have a specific AI solution tailored for any step of the Fashion Retail supply chain, including production, inventory management, marketing and customer experience, logistics, etc.

Successful applicants will get face time with leading investors, unparalleled visibility at a number of international events, one-to-one meetings with top brands who are looking for new solutions and an advisory and services package worth thousands of euros.

With over 120 applications arriving form 22 different countries and the participation of funds with over 1bn EUR of combined assets under management, FIA 2018 was a true success. FIA 2019 aims to get even bigger.

If you fit the description and have an AI solution for the world of Fashion Retail, be a part of FIA 2019!

Partners

Jury FIA 2018

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