Apply Now for Styleit FashionTech Accelerator 2024

Join the FashionTech Accelerator 2024! Are you a promising early-stage FashionTech startup looking for growth opportunities? Partner with top Italian organizations and industry leaders, access a network of experienced mentors, and participate in a dynamic 13-week acceleration program at the picturesque Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence. Collaborate with key players in the FashionTech sector, secure financial resources, and receive expert guidance to enhance your competitiveness in the market.

Styleit FashionTech Accelerator

Styleit FashionTech Accelerator 2024

The 10 chosen startups will receive a pre-seed investment of approximately €113,000 and potential post-acceleration funding of up to €500,000, along with ongoing support from the organizing team to help them thrive and excel in the market.

Key Focus Areas

  • Circular Business Model
  • New Materials & Processes CSR
  • Smart Product Development
  • Supply Chain Evolution
  • Product Interaction
  • Unified Commerce
  • Customer Engagement


  • Networking & Community: Gain access to the Fashion Tech industry through Startupbootcamp and Gellify’s vast experience in nurturing numerous Fashion Tech startups, providing valuable advice, collaborations, and business prospects.
  • Mentorship: Receive coaching from dedicated mentors, FashionTech experts, and the accelerator team for guidance, support, and practical insights on market strategies and investor readiness.
  • Co-Working Space: Enjoy a designated co-working area at Florence’s Manifattura Tabacchi, situated in a vibrant neighborhood that exudes the essence of fashion, art, and design.
  • Initial Investment and Follow-on Support: Benefit from a comprehensive package of €150k in cash and services, with an additional committed follow-on investment of at least €150k for standout startups.
  • Discounts & Perks: Avail of exclusive discounts, offers, and credits from renowned technology partners (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Stripe, HubSpot, etc.), as well as in payment solutions, legal and compliance services, insurance, and human resources.
  • Alumni Growth Program: Access ongoing support post-program, including annual alumni gatherings, business opportunities, and tailored connections.
  • Industry Events: Engage in various national and international FashionTech events.
  • Demo Day: Culminating event celebrating the progress made by startups during the program, attended by corporate partners, mentors, investors, and stakeholders from the FashionTech sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This program welcomes startups at various stages, including those with MVP/prototype, seed and pre-seed funding, early market traction, and those in the scale-up phase within the FashionTech industry.
  • You are eligible to apply even if your company is not yet established, provided that it is set up within 2 months of joining the program.

How to Apply

  • The program will be held in person at the charming Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence, a new area of the city known for its fusion of fashion, art, and design, offering opportunities to network with prominent figures in the Italian FashionTech scene.
  • Throughout the 13-week program, startups will participate in activities designed to involve them for approximately two days per week. Additionally, teams will have access to co-working spaces in Florence for the program’s entire duration. 

Application Deadline

April 30, 2024.

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