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."

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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“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