RF20 | Tel Aviv Debuts First Fashion Tech Accelerator with Bottom Line Consulting

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Refashioners, today Viktoria Kanar and Rebecca Mendel, owners of Bottom Line Consulting, announce the launch of Tel Aviv’s first Accelerator Program for Fashion Tech startups on the Refashion Podcast! Investors, entrepreneurs and music moguls like Will.I.Am are traveling to Israel to invest specifically in the talent and technology innovation coming out of Israel. Vika and Rebecca specialize in investor relations and international partnerships, specifically in Fashion Tech, and also run the only Fashion Tech meetup group in all of Israel.

Global retailers will be able to come to Tel Aviv and cherry pick technologies to implement into their businesses.

Business Challenge

Finding the right international partners
 

Success Strategy

Vika and Rebecca are launching the very first Fashion Tech Accelerator Program that will also serve as Tel Aviv’s first Fashion Tech R&D Center. The length of the program will be between four to five months with the goal of supporting five to six local startups with two of them being international companies.

 

What’s Next for Business

  • The application process for the Accelerator Program will being in a month
  • Fashion Tech on the Runway Fashion Show during Tel Aviv’s Innovation Festival this September

 

Examples of Israel Fashion Tech

  1. WiShi – An acronym for “Wear It, Share It,” WiShi is an online crowdstyling engine that TechCrunch named a startup to watch and the first fashion tech company to receive funding from an Israeli investor.
  2. Awear Solutions an application and unique patent-pending modules enabling users to precisely identify exactly what someone is wearing from up to 30 feet away. *The recording explaining Awear was not the highest quality so we chose to share their teaser video.

http://youtu.be/2GOaBhzzmH4
 

Quotes from Vika & Rebecca

“The benefit for starting a fashion tech business in Israel is the talent and the technology.”

“It’s not new to have R&D centers in Israel. Our goal is to replicate those of Cisco and Intel in the Fashion Tech sphere.”

Follow Bottom Line Consulting on Twitter and join the Tel Aviv Fashion Tech Meetup Group

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  • I never knew Israel was such an innovator of fashion technology. Fashion technology is on the rise here in the U.S and it’s interesting to see that it is popular in other areas of the world. I would have never considered Israel to be such a leader in the technology field because I assumed it was really emerging from the U.S and U.K. Now I understand that the U.S is more about marketing this technology.

    I haven’t really gotten into the wearable technology trend because I don’t think its always the most fashionable type of merchandise. I appreciate these innovative textiles and materials that are being used, but wearable technology is a turn off for me. I wearable technology popular in Israel, or is it just popular to build this technology there?

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