These Five Women in Fashion Are Using Algorithms For Good

A growing number of female-founders and co-founders have adopted technology as an enabler and put fresh thinking on the table. Their vision for fashion is bold, that may or may not find support (at least in the beginning) within the male-dominated tech-investor community. Whatever might...

Have You Got An Idea That Could Possibly Change The World? Women Who Tech Wants To Hear From You

Dilnoza Shaumarova from Women Who Tech Europe recently contacted us. She wanted to know whether we will be willing to spread the word about the nonprofit organisation that has been successfully bringing together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology to transform the...

Paola D’Angelo, The Bio-engineer Behind The High-Performance Textiles For US Military

There has been talk about a high-performance textile developed by U.S. Army bio-engineer Paola D’Angelo. Designed to protect and support soldiers on the battlefield, the smart fabric is capable of keeping soldiers warm, dry, and safe. Known as the heating textile project, D’Angelo's work...

Plexal Launches Plexiglass Accelerator Programme To Support 12 Female-led Tech Startups

Claire Cockerton is the woman behind Plexal. Driven by the need to bring together companies pioneering new technology, Plexal City has been described as the perfect tech hub designed to empower businesses to come together and collaborate. Housed in 68,000sq.ft at Here East neighbours include the...

Everyone’s Talking About Jasna Rok Right Now, And Here Is Why.

If anyone is making the merger of fashion with technology look cool, it is Jasna Rokegem. Since 2012, when her name was first whispered on Wired.com following a collaboration with the University of Cambridge on the ‘Opal Polymer effect’ (smart textile), the 20 something Belguim native,...

Burberry Foundation Appoints Professor To Apply Radical Thinking To Invent New Materials

Today the Burberry Foundation and Royal College of Art announced the appointment of Professor Sharon Baurley as Professor of Design and Materials and Chair of the Burberry Material Futures Research Group. Professor Baurley was Head of Industrial Design at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste / Zürich...

Net-a-Porter Founder Finds New Calling as VC For Startups Challenging The Status Quo

Natalie Massenet Photographed For i-D
Natalie Massenet, the venture capitalist. It has a nice ring to it. Massenet, who gained fame as the founder of Net-a-Porter, has found a new calling- investing in startups at the intersection of retail and technology. “When I started Net-a-Porter, I was lucky enough...

Carly Ann Fergus, The Woman Championing The Next Generation of Disruptive Startups

We last had a one on one conversation with Carly-Ann Fergus back in February 2017. She was program director at XRC Labs, an innovation accelerator for the next generation of disruptive startups in the retail and consumer goods sector.  We talked about the unique...

Lessons Learnt From Radical Pioneers Shaking Up The Fashion Tech Space

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Club’s event at the Imperial College Business School in South Kensington. The topic of discussion was whether Fashion x Technology was a perfect match. The panel, which was moderated...

Women In Tech: Experiences, Challenges and Lessons Learnt Along The Way

Isabelle Ohnemus, founder/CEO of EyeFitU, Leanne Luce, founder of Omura, Tania Boler, founder of ELVIE and Giusy Cannone, managing director of Fashion Technology Accelerator give us a glimpse into their experiences, challenges and the lessons that they have learnt along the way. Can you tell us...