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How it works

Dream Assembly is a 10-week accelerator program that we run twice a year. We welcome early-stage startups to apply for the program and we choose a small group for each cohort.

Selected companies will be based in Lisbon for the majority of the 10-week program, and will also travel to our offices in London and Porto during specified weeks of the program. During the program, the startups will take part in a series of workshops, inspirational talks, and mentorship meetings. They will also be invited to specially curated networking events external to Farfetch, providing opportunities to meet the wider fashion tech community of investors and brands.


This year, Dream Assembly will be seeking applications from seed-stage startups which have a specific focus on sustainability.



What’s in it for you
We believe there are lots for startups to gain from being part of Farfetch Dream Assembly.

What you’ll get:
Mentorship from Farfetch’s leadership and internal teams
Mentorship from Farfetch’s leadership and internal teams
You will have access to our expertise in the luxury and technology industries and be able to meet and work with our senior leaders and expert teams.
Business-Dev Week in London
Business-Dev Week in London
A full week in London, based at our HQ, filled with meeting with investors, luxury brands and potential clients.
Networking
Networking
We will connect you to relevant contacts and industry leaders during the program.
Access to early-stage funding
Access to early-stage funding
As part of Dream Assembly, startups will receive 30,000 euros in a convertible note from Farfetch to help cover operating costs and expense.
London Demo Day
London Demo Day
The accelerator ends with a Demo Day in London, where you can pitch your business to a selected pool of external investors and luxury brands.

We will also organize a smaller pitching event in Porto, where we will invite some of the key people from Farfetch and the Portuguese startup ecosystem.
So, if you are a tech-based company that can also drive environmental and/or social impact in fashion and retail and if you have the ambition to shape the future of commerce, apply now.
Focus
For Dream Assembly, we're looking to support the best technology-focused startups who are shaping the future of commerce and share our vision to build the next generation of commerce together.

This year, Dream Assembly will be seeking applications from seed-stage startups with a specific focus on sustainability.

We are open to startups whose businesses cover any stage in the commerce value chain, including but not limited to:
1
Companies looking at environmental efficiencies including supply chain, shipping and/or packaging impact improvements.
2
Drivers of transparency, trust and standards in the fashion industry.
3
Solutions that reduce waste or extend the lifecycle of clothes, like made-to-order, repair, resale, rental, donation or recycling.
4
Other tech-based platform solutions that help make fashion a ‘force for good’.
Where?
Lisbon, the city with a wide glittering river, palaces and a castle, seven hills and undeniable appeal. Startups will be based in our office in Lisbon, with the opportunity to spend time in London and Porto during specific weeks of the program.