The Lane Crawford Joyce Group just announced the launch of their accelerator program called The Cage. The Cage is a 12-week, full-time program which offers intensive mentorship to two start-ups developing technologies and/or services that apply to fashion and lifestyle retail, as it relates to their core businesses. Selection Process
After applications are submitted and reviewed, six start-ups will be invited to participate in an exhibition and present at a pitch night. From the pitch night, two winning start-ups will be offered the opportunity to take up residence in The Cage – a physical showcase space in the Group’s One Island South headquarters in Hong Kong, known as such for its unique design.
A dedicated, tight- knit community of global industry experts and entrepreneurs providing tailored mentorship and commercial guidance
Direct access to key decision makers within The Lane Crawford Joyce Group ecosystem
Customised speaker sessions and panels on topics relevant to strengthening business fundamentals
Three-month residency and supporting infrastructure at no charge
HK$50,000 cash prize
The inaugural programme kicking off in September 2016, calls for start-ups with a prototype that can be developed and applied to Innovating the Customer Experience.