Are you an entrepreneur in wearable tech?
We Want To Hear From You
Top Pitch gives the future leaders of fashion technology the opportunity to take part in the pitch of a lifetime. We’re inviting entrepreneurs and start-ups from around the world to apply for a ‘bootcamp’ programme created by Topshop and investment partner L Marks, with intensive coaching on how to bring your product to market and the chance to pitch to Topshop and Sir Philip Green.
Wearable tech has been on the brink of commercial success for the past few years, but products have yet to be picked up by the high street. Top Pitch challenges wearable tech entrepreneurs to present a product that is stylish, functional and in-demand with the Topshop customer, at a price that’s accessible.
The Top Pitch Experience
To give teams the best preparation for their pitch, each start-up will be invited to join an intensive Top Pitch bootcamp. Split into four one-week sprints, the bootcamp will provide unprecedented access to Topshop through keynote presentations, talks and guidance from a group of expert mentors. Teams will also have access to workshops on everything from growing your business to hardware development, plus desk-space in the Top Pitch hub in Central London.
Who Should Apply?
We are looking for pre-retail entrepreneurs and start-ups from anywhere around the world. You’ll need to be a good fit for the Topshop brand and be prepared to adapt your product based on what you learn through the bootcamp process. Whether you’re at concept stage or prototype ready, we want to hear from you.
Mentors and Partners
The successful teams will be given mentorship by key figures in the industry, as well as exclusive access to Topshop’s executive board including chairman Sir Philip Green.
Fashion, business and technology journalist and founder of Fashion and Mash
Rachel is an award-winning business journalist specialising in fashion and technology.
Fashion Director at Topshop
Maddy is Fashion Director at Topshop, responsible for overseeing the trends Topshop buys into each season and what product ultimately makes it onto the shop floor.
Designer, CEO and co-founder of Technology Will Save Us
In 2011 Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us, a business that instigates 21st century learning – in the classroom and the kitchen – through its beautifully designed DIY kits for everyday life.