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 is a joint venture between Fashion for Good (with C&A Foundation as the founding partner) and Plug and Play (largest accelerator in the world). Its core objective is to find, invest in, and accelerate startups that fast-track the transition to a sustainable apparel industry.

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Batches

We run two 12-week batches each year.

Startups

We accept 10 startups into each batch.

Capital

Our investment size 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
January 2, 2017

Applications Close
March 3, 2017

Launch
March 30, 2017

Program Start
April 24, 2017

Program Ends
July 13, 2017

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

  • Leslie Johnston
    Leslie Johnston

    Executive Director, C&A Foundation

  • Brad Sherman
    Brad Sherman

    Director, Plug and Play–Fashion for Good

  • Kristians Karlsons
    Kristians Karlsons

    Head of Ventures, Plug and Play-Fashion for Good

  • Michael Olmstead
    Michael Olmstead

    VP of Corporate Partnerships, Plug and Play

  • Charlie Hilton
    Charlie Hilton

    Marketing Director, Plug and Play

  • George Damouny
    George Damouny

    Principal, Plug and Play Ventures

  • Isabelle Laurencin
    Isabelle Laurencin

    Senior Investment Officer Private Equity, FMO

Mentors & Partners

The sustainable trade initiative

The sustainable trade initiative

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

C&A

C&A

McDonough Innovation

McDonough Innovation

Saeed Amidi

CEO & Founder, Plug and Play

Ivan Zgomba

Partner, Plug and Play Ventures

Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner, Plug and Play Ventures

Impact Hub Amsterdam

Impact Hub Amsterdam

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Fashion for Good

Fashion for Good

C&A Foundation

C&A Foundation

Kering

Kering

Sjoerd Mol

Benvalor Advocates

Maurits Bos

Benvalor Advocates

Where

Rokin 102, 1012KZ,
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Amsterdam