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Futureworks & BF+DA Call for Free Studio Space!

Want to be part of a vibrant community of inspired entrepreneurs, educators and researchers?

The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides designers with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful businesses. Resources include: a studio space for fashion tech start-ups, an R&D center for advancing the manufacturing of responsible smart garments and functional textiles, a small scale production lab for knit, cut and sew, technical embroidery and weaving, access to our conference/showroom space, and on-site sustainability resource center where designers to create practical roadmaps to optimize the complete lifecycle of their designs.

Futureworks Shops and the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator are excited to be offering free studio spaces at the BF+DA for two wearables startups for six months, starting Nov 1, 2017 through Apr 30, 2018.
​You do not have to be a part of the Futureworks program to be eligible.

To apply, create a 3 to 5 minute video about you, your team (if applicable) and your company. Tell us what you’re doing, who it is for, and why it is important.
Describe how you will measure success and why you are interested in being a part of the BF+DA community. Then add anything else you’d like to help us get to know you.
Send a link of ​your video to aubrey@BKaccelerator.com by September 21st.

If you’d like come for a tour on Thursday, August 31st, contact info@bkaccelerator.com.
W​inners ​will be publicly announced at​ the Futureworks workshop at the BF+DA on October 17th, 2017.

Futureworks Shops provides New Yorkers with prototyping and production credits, access to coworking opportunities, studio time, mentorship, and events across the city. At each of the Shops, you’ll find advanced manufacturing machinery, an engaged, supportive community, and expert leaders. No more wondering where you can create the next great product or iterate on your existing one. It’s all right here. Futureworks Shops is part of NYCEDC’s Futureworks NYC initiative and is spearheaded by SecondMuse.

Futureworks NYC is a key component of the City’s Industrial Action Plan to help emerging and existing manufacturers promote, adopt, and create advanced technologies and increase local production. To ensure these technologies are made accessible to all New Yorkers, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) created Futureworks NYC as a platform of shared resources from educational programming to access to equipment and space, and connections within the growing community. Get to know the community, and join them at @futureworksnyc.