In line with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s annual retail report, How We Shop: The Next Decadethis year we are particularly interested in start-ups looking to: All applications feature the use of technology, and are looking to solve an identified need in fashion & retail.

In 2018 he took on a national role as Entrepreneur Success Director at Tech Nation responsible for rolling out a UK wide network of support for ambitious tech entrepreneurs through local activity and national growth stage and sector specific programmes. Men's Fashion Tips & Style Guide 2020 Details will be announced here September 2019 with judging taking place on the catwalk at Sewing for Pleasure/ Fashion and Embroidery March 2020. RETAIL FUTURES JUDGE | As Venture Associate, Carolin leads the investment and sourcing activities for the Brand & Retail vertical at Plug and Play in Munich. In her final role as VP of Supply Chain Sustainability at Burberry she was able to cement her belief in the power of good sourcing practice as a route to better social governance in supply chains. We have received applications from tech start-ups who believe that their business has the potential to revolutionise any part of the fashion & retail supply chain. Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree at ESCP Europe, Carolin has worked at the global Venture Capital firm Next47 for 2.5 years, assuming a position as Investment Controller for Direct and Fund of Funds investments. Prior to joining LWARB she has nearly 10 years’ experience advising organisations of all size and sectors re-design their services to deliver business and environmental benefits. Julian sits on the GS1 Apparel Board, is an Advisor to Retail Week Tech, and advises and campaigns with Business Disability International about the role of technology in enhancing the opportunities and experiences of disabled customers and employees. Prior to this Julian held consultancy leadership roles at both CapGemini and CSC. RETAIL FUTURES CRITICAL FRIEND | Mike is an Entrepreneur who built and sold his business in London and then moved to Bristol to found his own tech incubator and became an active local investor and mentor. Her role includes developing new strategies and policies to help London move to a circular economy and delivery of a range of projects with corporate fashion companies. Matt now supports True’s retail partners with innovation strategy, and works on deal flow for True’s seed fund. Current projects include working with Adidas and Farfetch to bring circular business models to market. We’re taking the competition online this year, with contributions and valuable input from a range of leading designers streaming live to you via two interactive masterclasses.

She started her career focusing on marine pollution and beach litter.