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Top 12 Successful Fashion Accelerators and Incubators

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Accelerators and incubators are essential for helping new startups take flight.

New entrepreneurs looking to transform their great business idea into a successful and sustainable business sometimes don’t have the experience or connections to make that happen on their own.

The staff of an accelerator or incubator can help by providing support, space, mentorship, connections and more.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of 12 accelerators and incubators that invest in the Fashion industry.


12 Fashion Accelerators and Incubators

1) H-FARM

1) H-FARM

H-FARM is a cutting-edge platform that was founded in 2005 to assist entrepreneurs in launching new ventures and to facilitate corporate digitalization.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Roncade
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Giuseppe Miroglio, Maurizio Rossi, Riccardo Donadon
  • Number of investments: 87
  • Number of exits: 15

You can find their website here.

2) Orange Corp

2) Orange Corp

In the LP (Limited Partner) category, Orange Corp is one of the world's leading venture capital firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2007
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

3) Fashion For Good

3) Fashion For Good

Fashion For Good is a global effort that aims to improve the quality of all fashion.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

4) Sputnik ATX

4) Sputnik ATX

Sputnik ATX is a maker-founder-focused VC fund and business accelerator. We invest in pre-seed - B rounds and are unconcerned about the industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Austin
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Joe Merrill, Oksana Mindyuk Malysheva
  • Number of investments: 55
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

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5) Fashion Technology Accelerator Milan

5) Fashion Technology Accelerator Milan

The Fashion Technology Accelerator is a program for businesses working at the crossroads of fashion and technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Enrico Beltramini, Paolo Ivancevich
  • Number of investments: 9
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

6) Lafayette Plug and Play

6) Lafayette Plug and Play

Lafayette Plug & Play is a cutting-edge innovation platform that aims to help the next generation of retail and fashion businesses succeed.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Pieter Lammens
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

7) Look Forward

7) Look Forward

Look Forward is a business incubator dedicated to transforming the way we make, distribute, and consume fashion and beauty.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: La Plaine-saint-denis
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Thierry Petit
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

8) Factory45

8) Factory45

Factory45 is an online accelerator program that helps start-ups in the sustainable apparel industry get off the ground.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Shannon Whitehead

You can find their website here.

9) FashionTech Constortium

9) FashionTech Constortium

Fashion Tech Consortium is a New York, New York-based incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Michael Reidbord

You can find their website here.

10) Foundry

10) Foundry

Foundry aspires to help individuals and companies grow into industry leaders in the creation, development, and deployment of fashion technology solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2019

You can find their website here.

11) Toronto Fashion Incubator

11) Toronto Fashion Incubator

TFI uses its abundance of experience, talent, and knowledge to mentor highly sought-after fashion business executives.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 1987
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

12) Retail Innovation Discovery by L Marks

12) Retail Innovation Discovery by L Marks

L Marks' Retail Innovation Discovery is a global startup hunt organized by the fashion retail group L Marks.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London

You can find their website here.

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