FashTech Stage Startup Competition

Welcome to FashTech Stage’s Startup Competition! Win amazing prizes and gain international recognition at Israel’s largest gathering of the fashion, technology and e-commerce industries.


We thank the startups that have applied. Applications are now closed.



  • Applications Open: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Applications Close: Wednesday, August 31, 2017
  • Top 3 Finalists Announced: Sunday, September 3, 2017
  • FashTech Stage Pitch Off: Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Why Participate?

FashTech Stage is the place to be for those who want to meet the people and companies leading the way in the FashTech industry. By participating in the FashTech Stage startup competition you will receive maximum exposure to the leading executives, organizations, and investors of the FashTech industry in Israel as well as unprecedented guidance for your startup. In addition, the top three startups will win amazing prizes that will help them launch their startups to new heights!



The top 3 startups will win the following prizes:

1st prize:

  • Presenting at FIT’s Fashion Tech Consortium Fall 2017 in New York, including:
    • Global exposure and mentoring.
    • A free pilot set-up and display for 3 months in the Store of the Future in New York.
    • Pre-conference counseling and introductions to retailers, brands, potential investors, thought leaders, and key executives within 3 major brands the caliber of: Hugo Boss, Tumi, Ann Taylor, The Luxury Institute, Acne Studios and others.
  • Complimentary startup booth in the next Shoptalk Europe.
  • Complimentary startup booth in the next FashTech Stage.
  • 3 months of free working space at Fash&Tech Innovation Hub.

2nd prize:

  • 8 hours of counseling from Fashion Tech Consortium, including introductions to key executives within major brands the caliber of: Hugo Boss, Tumi, Ann Taylor, The Luxury Institute, Acne Studios and others.
  • Company Logo and marketing information on Fashion Tech Consortium and FIT’s websites with a description of their solution.
  • Complimentary startup booth in the next FashTech Stage.

3rd prize:

  • 1-2 hours of counseling and advice from Fashion Tech Consortium.
  • 2 complimentary tickets for the next FashTech Stage.



The judges for FashTech Stage Startup Competition are:

  • Michael Reidbord, Founder @ Fashion Tech Consortium.
  • Rima Reddy, Innovation Strategist, Formerly @ Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs.
  • Azrieli.com / Azrieli Group: TBA
  • More judges will be announced soon


How it works:

  • Submit your application by Wednesday, August 31, 2017.
  • The panel of judges will review and select the most promising startups.
  • The top 3 startups will be invited to pitch at FashTech Stage on September 5.
  • The top 10 startups will receive 2 free tickets to FashTech Stage on September 5.
  • The top 3 startups will pitch at the conference for 5 minutes each + 2 minutes Q&A.
  • The judges and attendees will rate the startups.
  • The top 3 startups will win incredible prizes!



  • Funding: Pre-seed, bootstrapped , or raised a seed round, up to total funding of $1 million.
  • Traction: Minimum viable product built and showing initial signs of traction in the global market in terms of users, engagement, ARPU etc.
  • Industry: Fashion Tech, E-Commerce, Omnichannel Retail, Wearables, and fashion related AI, IoT, AR/VR.
  • Geography: Startups can be from any country in the world, but must be able to come to Tel Aviv on Sep 5 to pitch in the finals.
  • Language: Applications must be written in English.
  • Team: Individuals cannot be members of more than one team of applicants.