THE ULTIMATE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE FASHION

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What

What

Plug and Play–Fashion for Good is a 12-week startup accelerator based in Amsterdam focused on social and environmental impact within the fashion industry.

The accelerator has been established through a partnership between Fashion for Good (with C&A Foundation as the founding partner) and Plug and Play (largest accelerator in the world). Our core objective is to find, invest in, and accelerate startups that fast-track the transition to a sustainable and circular apparel industry.

CORE PARTNERS:
plug and play fashion for good

BATCH ONE:
Batch One ran from Jan 2, 2017 to July 12, 2017.
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FOCUS AREAS WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
– Raw material sourcing
– Fabric and garment production (dyeing, finishing & cut-make-trim)
– End-of-use (recycling/upcycling)



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Batches

We run two 12-week batches each year.

Startups

We accept 10 startups of any size into each batch.

Capital

Our ticket size for investment is $25-100k.

Free

We give free office space for 12 weeks.

Access

Gain insight from our expert mentors.

Partners

Leverage our corporate network for new clients.

Optional

Spend 3 months in Silicon Valley.

Raise

Tap into our venture capital contacts.

When

Applications Open
We continuously source year round.

Batch 1 Demo Day
July 12th, 2017

Batch 2 Selection Day
July 13th, 2017

Batch 2 Program Start
September 5th, 2017

Batch 2 Demo Day
December 7th, 2017



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Who

Who

Fashion for Good is the global initiative that’s here to make all fashion good. By sparking and scaling innovation, by offering practical action in the form of support, funding and roadmaps, and by fostering sector-wide collaboration rather than competition, we enable the daring invention and widespread adoption of good fashion practice.

Plug and Play is the largest global technology accelerator and one of Silicon Valley’s most active VCs. With hundreds of entrepreneurs from across the world, it is the best platform for startups to evolve and thrive.

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Team

  • Isabelle Laurencin
    Isabelle Laurencin

    Director, Program

  • Brad Sherman
    Brad Sherman

    Director, Corporate Partnerships

  • Kristians Karlsons
    Kristians Karlsons

    Director, Ventures

  • Michael Olmstead
    Michael Olmstead

    CRO, Plug and Play

  • Charlie Hilton
    Charlie Hilton

    Marketing Director, Plug and Play

  • George Damouny
    George Damouny

    Principal, Plug and Play Ventures

  • Leslie Johnston
    Leslie Johnston

    Executive Director, C&A Foundation

Mentors & Partners

Kering

Kering

C&A Foundation

C&A Foundation

C&A

C&A

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Fashion for Good

Fashion for Good

The sustainable trade initiative

The sustainable trade initiative

McDonough Innovation

McDonough Innovation

Impact Hub Amsterdam

Impact Hub Amsterdam

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Saeed Amidi

CEO & Founder, Plug and Play

Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner, Plug and Play Ventures

Sjoerd Mol

Benvalor Advocates

Maurits Bos

Benvalor Advocates

Ivan Zgomba

Partner, Plug and Play Ventures

Where

Rokin 102, 1012KZ,
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Amsterdam