​The FashTech Accelerate Programme (FT Accelerate) offers selected businesses a free desk space in CFE’s FashTech community-led offices at Mare Street, as well as tailored support, to enable FashTech businesses to further grow and establish their brand, vision, products and services.

What's Included

Tailored support for a period of 6-12 months (depending on progress);

Free licence to occupy 2 desks per business in CFE’s FashTech community-led offices at Mare Street, including access to a meeting room and making facilities;

Access to the following workshops:

  • Business planning and business modelling
  • Accessing finance
  • How to manage brand positioning and maximise PR
  • Branding and brand identity
  • Developing e-commerce and digital strategies
  • Costings, pricing and profit margins
  • Innovation and product development
  • Product diversification
  • Personal and professional development
  • Production planning and sourcing
  • Business coaching


Exclusive offers are available for programme participants with Zipcar, Amazon Web Services, Fashion & Beauty Monitor, Business of Fashion, WGSN, Mintel Academic, Google Cloud Startup Program, HubSpot and BizSpark.

A diagnostic review of the business takes place at the start of the programme, and every 3 months after, to assess progress and tailor the programme to best suit and benefit the business.

Other programme benefits include:

  • Access to research facilities and London College of Fashion’s (LCF) extensive fashion library and digital repositories;
  • Becoming part of the CFE community and benefiting from the network and high level advisors who support the CFE;
  • Access to specialist equipment at the Digital Anthropology Lab at LCF (by appointment) or the new Digital Learning Lab in Mare Street;
  • Access to LCF, CFE and its partner events for free;
  • Discounts and offers from our industry partners, e.g. Amazon Web Services and Zipcar.


  • ​All businesses must be operating in a London Borough
  • All businesses must have been operating for a minimum of 12 months​

This programme is currently closed

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