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FashTech and Retail startups wanted for JDWORKS Startup Programme

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Innovation specialists L Marks, well known for their corporate & startup collaboration programmes with the likes of Belron, BMW, Topshop and John Lewis, have recently partnered with N Brown, the North West based retail giant to deliver the JDWORKS Startup Programme.

With an ambition to find innovative startups working within the retail, credit, and fashion spaces, and a closing date that is fast approaching, we thought best to share some more about the programme, before the opportunity is gone.


Open to Startups at all stages of development, JDWorks is an opportunity for selected startups to partner with N Brown, a Manchester-based retail giant with 140 years of experience in the industry made up of a variety of fashion retail brands including JD Williams, Jacamo, and Simply Be.

Successful startups will take part in a 10-week partnership programme (running from September to December 2016) and will receive mentoring, office space, and access to investment from N Brown to help develop their ideas.

jdworks startup programme

During the JDWorks programme, teams will have tailored guidance and mentorship to support the development of their product or service.

With No equity or exclusivity required for participation, but an opportunity to pitch for investment from the JDWorks Microfund, this is a great opportunity for Startups within the retail and fashion space to test partnering with an industry leading JDWORKSorganisation.

Applicants to the JDWorks programme will be tasked with exploring the following areas for potential development: ‘fit’, ways to shop, customer experience, customer loyalty,supply chain, and utilising new data.

There is also a ‘Wildcard’ category to accommodate great ideas that don’t necessarily fit into the other key areas!

With applications closing soon we encourage you to take a look at all the details and FAQ’s over at and also check out of this quick video that gives an overview of the aims and ambitions of the programme.

JDWorks Startup Programme

Good luck to all those who apply.

This feature was created with support from the team at L Marks innovation partners

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Published on: 25th July 2016

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