Farfetch launches technology accelerator
Written by Peter Walker
Online fashion retailer Farfetch has launched a scheme to provide startups with a programme of mentorship, networking opportunities and access to early-stage funding.
Based in Farfetch’s Lisbon offices and lasting 12 weeks, the programme will include a series of workshops, one-to-one sessions with senior staff and mentorship meetings covering topics such as e-commerce, marketing, technology, fashion, logistics and operations.
Luxury brand Burberry will provide modules for the Dream Assembly programme, while venture capital firm 500 Startups will offer sales and marketing expertise to participants, including one week in its San Francisco office.
Stephanie Phair, chief strategy officer at Farfetch, said: “Through the Dream Assembly accelerator, we’re aiming to give access to the best expertise and mentorship that Farfetch can offer.
“It’s wonderful to have Burberry and 500 Startups on board as our partners as we launch and we can’t wait to work with some incredible start-ups and help them in the early stages as they build their companies for the future,” she added.
In February, Burberry announced a partnership with Farfetch, allowing the brand’s global inventory to be available through a single e-commerce platform.