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Seventh Cohort of New York Fashion Tech Lab

New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTLab), the community-driven, collaborative platform for promoting fashion, beauty and retail-tech advancement, launched its 7th group of supported businesses. NYFTLab is a program of Springboard Enterprises, supported by top tier retail, brand, and tech partners such as LVMHMacy’sKohl’sLevi Strauss and Co., Estée Lauder CompaniesPVH CorpPerry Ellis InternationalAccentureMicrosoft, and Avery Dennison. This is the first year that American Eagle Outfitters and HSBC Group joined as partners.

New York Fashion Lab supports tech-based businesses in advancing fashion.

The 2020 cohort is comprised of eight women-led, emerging technology companies, who have functional and marketplace ready solutions for the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities.

Utilizing predictive analytics, in-store consumer engagement, AI-powered product personalization, advanced 3D/AR, circular economy and sustainability, the program offers innovators, brands, and retailers a chance to work closely in devising tech-based business programs and platforms to ensure the fashion industry’s future.

The 2020 Lab companies represent an international microcosm of the fashion industry’s emerging best:

“The New York Fashion Tech Lab is proud to be a cornerstone in fashion tech advancement, and a source of forecasting and fostering innovation that continues to push this industry forward. As NYFTLab continues to help weave the fabric of fashion’s future, we credit so much of the success we’ve enjoyed since 2014 to the engagement of our partners and their commitment to collaboration and open access.”

Kay Koplovitz, Co-Founder of The NYFTLab and Springboard Enterprises

Using Tech to Breath Better

Residents in the tri-state area can take a deep- and clean(er)- breath in the coming year. OpenAQ is making sure of that! The open-source platform gathers air quality data from governments and international organizations in one site; it is all free and accessible to everyone. It is also cultivating a community of activists, scientists, and… Continue Reading

Tiffany & Co Gets a New Luxury Backing

The French luxury group LVMH has bought the Tiffany & Co jewelry company for $16.2 billion. LVMH is the world’s biggest luxury group and has 75 different brands, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. For LVMH, Tiffany — which faced financial and public image struggles recently — is a sensible transformational project. Tiffany will… Continue Reading

Something New Brewing at Starbucks New York

The Starbucks coffee chain has announced plans to open the first Starbucks Pickup point in Penn Station. This coffee shop is being designed as a streamlined store experience for customers who order and pay with the Starbucks app. The process of ordering involves downloading the app, selecting Pickup-Penn Station as the location, and placing an order.… Continue Reading

Global Business City of the Year: Scottsdale, Arizona

The City of Scottsdale was recognized as the Global Business City of the Year at the 2019 Global Chamber “Grow Globally Fair.” Now in its 12th year, The Fair was founded to acknowledge and applaud businesses that are leading, exceling, and pushing the boundaries in international business. The Global Chamber is networked in 195 countries and more… Continue Reading

New Technology = New International Business Opportunities

In today’s world, the old saying “money talks” is truer than ever. But sometimes it really isn’t that easy to understand. International business opportunities have long been hindered by language barriers. When people and platforms struggle to communicate, it is no surprise that they can’t do business with each other. Thankfully, this problem is being… Continue Reading

Importance of Architectural Design in Property Value

When it comes to real estate Architectural design in buildings has always been extremely important.  Resell and real estate value can really be impacted by poor/quality architectural design.  In addition, when purchasing for one’s own use, with bad design the problems are endless.  Looking for solid, aesthetically pleasing designs with the use of high quality… Continue Reading

Bitcoin: The Global Appeal

Bitcoin – that was launched anonymously in 2008 – is today widely becoming an acceptable and attractive currency.  In its early days it was used primarily for east-west trade routes, today it has established an “almost universal appeal.” Today with the increasing concern attached to cyber security and online payments, people are becoming more interested… Continue Reading

HFA Global Board of Directors

Each year the Hedge Fund Association (HFA) elects new board members.  This worldwide “not-for-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments” was created in 1996 and has representation in over 5 continents and 14 countries. Earlier this month, the HFA elected the following new individuals to its board. they… Continue Reading