The New York Fashion Tech Lab was co-founded by Springboard Enterprises & the Partnership Fund for New York City

Producing Partner


Springboard Enterprises is a US-based 501(c)3 organization acting globally to accelerate women entrepreneurs' access to human and financial capital resources.  Springboard ( has served as a resource hub of influencers, investors and innovators engaged in helping women entrepreneurs build big businesses. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking investment of financial and human capital for product development and expansion.

Over 700 Springboard portfolio companies have raised $8 billion, created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generated billions of dollars in annual revenues. Over 86% of Springboard companies are growing as independent or merged entities, including 17 IPOs and many that are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.



The Partnership Fund for New York City is the $150 million investment arm of the Partnership for New York City, New York’s leading business organization. The Fund’s mission is to engage the City’s business leaders to identify and support promising NYC-based entrepreneurs – in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors – to create jobs, spur new business and expand opportunities for New Yorkers to participate in the City’s economy. As an “evergreen” fund, its realized gains are continuously reinvested. The Partnership Fund Board is led by Co-Chairmen Charles R. Kaye and Tarek Sherif.  Maria Gotsch, President and CEO, leads the team.