To own the culture you create, you must own the economics. The key lever for sustainable wealth creation, especially for underrepresented communities, is business & IP ownership, and we've refined our program scope as such.
"If you can see it you can be it...VFILES has always been about tomorrow's talent today."

“The world is not a level playing field.

Young diverse voices need a champion.

The VFILES Foundation aspires to be that champion.”

- Julie Anne Quay, VFILES Founder 

WHAT IS VFILES FOUNDATION

 

The VFILES Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to increase business ownership for Creators in underrepresented communities (BIPOC, Women, LGBTQ+). Through its flagship program, VFILES Lab, the Foundation provides seed grants, mentorship, and soft skills training. 

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WHAT IS VFILES LAB
 

The VFILES Foundation’s incubation program, VFILES Lab, is a non-profit incubator established to discover, educate, and empower Creators and Original Thinkers. The selected Lab winners each receive a $10,000 grant, join the Lab’s 10 week online incubation program with handpicked world-class mentors and speakers, and present their works at the VFILES Lab Show. 

 

VFILES Lab runs biannually, with two distinct cohorts a year. Applicants with original ideas can come from all creative categories and intellectual pillars: fashion, music, design, technology, art, film, animation, gaming, VR/AR, sustainability, and on.

 

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WHAT IS VFILES LAB SHOW

 

The VFILES Lab Show is the culmination of the incubation program, where the cohort’s original ideas are launched on a global stage - a la VFILES RUNWAY - to potential investors, employers, collaborators, and press.

 

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