Market saturation. Technological disruption. Enlightened, aggressively
savvy consumers.

Market saturation. Technological disruption. Enlightened, aggressively
savvy consumers.

TBFI THE BRIDGE FASHION INCUBATORTBFI THE BRIDGE FASHION INCUBATOR

The demands placed on fashion, beauty and retail businesses today are unprecedented, necessitating new approaches that blend creativity and data dexterity, address form and function, integrate commerce anywhere, and identify innovation everywhere.

The demands placed on fashion and retail businesses today are unprecedented, necessitating new approaches that blend creativity and data dexterity, address form and function, integrate commerce anywhere, and identify innovation everywhere.

TBFI THE BRIDGE FASHION INCUBATOR

That's where we come in.

That's where we come in.

Our flagship incubator programme takes forward-thinking fashion, beauty brands and related technology startups, and gets them market ready in 16 weeks.

Our flagship incubator programme takes forward-thinking fashion brands and related technology startups, and gets them market ready in 16 weeks.

Really
Market
Ready

Really
Market
Ready

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We’re just as much about making intelligent fashion as we are about
running smart businesses.

We’re just as much about making intelligent fashion as we are
about running smart businesses.

TBFI will
unleash a new wave of
Singapore-based businesses
that build:

TBFI will
unleash a new wave of
Singapore-based businesses
that build:

Superior
Products

Innovative
Services

Technology
Solutions

Superior
Products

Innovative
Services

Solutions across
Fashion, Fashion
Tech and Retail
Tech to Technology
Solutions

We are looking for

Fashion, Beauty and
Fashion/Retail-tech
Related Entrepreneurs

At the intersection of

TBFI THE BRIDGE FASHION INCUBATOR

We are looking for

Fashion and
Fashion/Retail-tech
Related Entrepreneurs

At the intersection of

TBFI THE BRIDGE FASHION INCUBATOR

Join Us

BE PART OF A NEW WAVE
OF FASHION BUSINESSES.

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OUR PARTNERS

The Mills Fabrica

The Mills Fabrica based in Hong Kong, is a business incubator, fund and space/lab/store for techstyle startups and strategic partners – companies at the intersection of technology and style. Our mission is to create techstyle startup success stories and to build a global techstyle community.





IFA Paris

IFA Paris is a fashion school that offers students around the world a vast range of unique and tailored courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We give students the choiceto study in three of the most globally influential fashion hubs – Paris, Shanghai and now inIstanbul that sets us apart from other fashion schools.



IFA Paris is a rare example of one of the truly international schools in its sector. Our value lies in our exposure to the world and the interaction that allows the 50 nationalities constituting its student and teacher body to share in the projects and daily life taking place within our schools.

Le Village

The Village by CA is a unique French ecosystem where startups and large groups cooperate to innovate together. Present throughout France and abroad, this network contributes to the economic development and support of young innovative projects.

Our program :
a) Customized acceleration program for startups and innovation : The Village by CA supports highly innovate start-ups (more than 600) with a potential for growth from all over France (Business contacts and opportunities, Workshops, Experts, Mentoring and coaching, Offices and co-working)


b) A cooperative system involving public and private partners (SMEs, Large Group) : We are the bridge between start-ups and more than 500 partners

c) Decentralized network across France (31 Villages in different town in France), Italy and Luxembourg

d) 1st class offices and facilities

IFAB
The Independent Fashion Advisory Board (IFAB) is a global digital community for fashion, business and tech professionals, driving connection between the fashion and technology industries.  With an overarching advisory body of industry experts, community members are able to immerse themselves in current affairs in fashion business and network with like-minded people from all over the world.  The IFAB platform is an inclusive and collaborative space to share information, learn about emerging technologies in fashion and look at ways to help fashion businesses evolve.

FAQ & CONTACT US

hese are some Frequently Asked Questions about our programme which we hope can answer some of your quaires about the programme. If there are topics that the FAQ did not cover, feel free to fill in a contact form below to reach out to us, or email us at tbfi@taff.org.sg



What is the programme about?

  • What is an incubation programme?
  • At The Fasion Bridge Incubator (TBFI),  we aim to :
    - connect your brand to an ecosystem of industry experts and investors,
    - guide you through the process of refining and validating your start-up business model / prototype to bring it to closer to market readiness.
    - provide you the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, sector specialists, investors and other entrepreneurs in fashion, beauty and retail tech from all around the globe.

  • Who should apply for the programme?
  • If your brand fits these pointers, you are welcome to sign up :
    - Singapore-registered businesses
    - whom exhibit creative solutions and or addresses sustainability issues
    - in the Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, Sustainability, Consumer Tech & or Retail Tech Sector​.
  • Where is the programme based in?
  • The TBFI programme is based in Singapore.
    We are South-East Asia’s 1st fashion incubator programme, located at The Cocoon Space at Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Rd, #02-01, Singapore 238905.  

    However, the programme is not limited to Singaporeans - our foreign friends are welcome to join as well! Programme schedule and modules will be tailored to best fit the needs of every incubatee, so if you are not based in or residing in Singapore, do not fret.


Application

  • Where can I apply for the programme?
  • You are welcomed to apply for the programme through this link:http://gust.com/programs/the-bridge-fashion-incubator-tbfi-cohort-6-feb-jun-2022
    If you have any difficulties with application, or just want to know more about the programme, contact us at:tbfi@taff.org.sg
  • I am not Singaporean, can I still apply for the programme?
  • The TBFI programme is not limited to Singaporeans - our foreign friends are welcome to join as well! Programme schedule and modules will be tailored to best fit the needs of every incubatee, so if you are not residing in Singapore, do not fret.

    Do take note that although the founder may not have to be Singaporean nor be residing in Singapore, your brand would still have to be Singapore-registered in order to qualify for the programme.

  • What do I need to prepare before I sign up?
  • We require all applicants to
    - Submit a 11 page PDF Deck with the below content during sign up.
    - Submit the $42 application fee during sign up.
    - Complete all fields required in the sign up form.

    There are no right or wrong, or set ways to display the information below in your deck. The team would like to see how each brand communicates the details below in their own way.

  • How much is the Programme Fee?


TIMELINE

  • When does the programme commence?
  • 2 Dec 2021 – Application Closes
    End Jan 2022 – Confirmation of Cohort #04 Incubatees
    21 Feb 2021 – Commencement of Programme

  • What is the programme schedule like?
  • The TBFI programme is 16- weeks long.

    Every month we encourage brands to block out 2 weeks per month. These 2 weeks would be scheduled with mindfully tailored workshops/webinars from industry experts vital to business growth, and also 1-on-1 sessions with our resident mentor.

    At the end of the 16 weeks would be a Demo Day, where each brand pitches their refined solution to industry partners and investors, and graduate from the TBFI programme.


What will we be doing?

  • Will the programme be run online?
  • In light of Covid-19 safety measures, as well as to accommodate our foreign incubatees who are not residing in Singapore, most of the programme would be run online over Zoom.  

    We are trying our best to plan out physical social networking opportunities and 1-to-1 consultations with our resident mentor.

  • What will I achieve at the end of the programme?
  • The TBFI team will work with each incubatee to determine an end goal suited for their brand that they wish to achieve by Demo Day, an event that marks the end of the programme where brands have the opportunity to pitch directly to industry players.

    This end goal can vary from successfully launching their first product, to refining their business model, to reaching A-level investors and so on. Each brand is running at a different pace, and thus what each brand aims to achieve at the end of the programme will be different - we will work with you closely on that!

  • What will I achieve at the end of the programme?
  • The TBFI team cannot guarantee funding for your brand at the end of the programme, however, we definitely will connect and expose you to industry experts and investors who may choose to fund your business if they find interest in your brand. You will have the opportunity to pitch directly to these players during Demo Day, which marks the end of the 16 week programme. TBFI can tap into and introduce our ecosystem of investors to you, but the brands and founders themselves will ultimately have to take charge of execution.

  • Is economy downtime a good time for the programme?
  • We would like to feel so!

    Yes the economy may be down, but that also means time and opportunity for change, growth and adaptation! With things rapidly changing (going from retail to online almost overnight for instance), we are here to help you make the best decisions to move your brand forward.

    If you have any questions you would wish to seek consulation for before you join the programme, feel free to email us at tbfi@taff.org.sg and we would be more than happy to assist.


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