Startup Weekend Fashion & Tech Paris
Friday, September 26 - 28, 2014
Friday, September 26 - 28, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm
39, Rue du Caire
The first ever Startup Weekend Paris Fashion & Tech edition AND Global Fashion Battle!
This Startup Weekend program will take place during Paris Fashion Week in the heart of the Sentier fashion district. We will be concentrating on building out ideas that lend towards the Fashion and Retail industry. Fashion Innovations can represent anything truly new, disruptive and high-growth in the fashion vertical. Often this means employing new materials in new ways, finding a way to automate manual processes, creating methods to aggregate and analyze useful information, or establishing a new product category. How will you use technology to shake up the fashion market?
Oh wait, the opportunity (and fun) doesn't stop there! We are coordinating with teams in New York, London, and Milan to host Startup Weekend Fashion Battles during their respective Fashion Weeks. The winner from each city will compete against one another on October 18th on a global stage! Welcome to STARTUP WEEKEND'S GLOBAL FASHION BATTLE!
Q. Is this program a good fit for me?
A. If you're passionate about innovating within the fashion and retail space, this is for you. Whether or not you work within the industry, your experience, passion, and perspective can lend towards the development of a successful idea. Programmers, marketers, strategists, creative professionals, and all around driven people will come together in this weekend of connections and innovation.
Q. I’m a web developer…what do I have to do with fashion?
A. Anyone can help disrupt an industry, regardless of what their skill set is. If the product is software related, then you are integral to production of the product (think Pinterest, Polyvore, Etsy, Piperlime, ASOS, Gilt, etc.).
Q. I’ve got a fashion idea but I have no idea where to start.
A. We know...this is not a question, but we want to comment on this. Startup Weekend Fashion Innovations is the perfect opportunity to pitch your idea, gather a team and see if you can turn your idea into a business! We’ll give you the tools to get your idea produced in an incredibly short amount of time, test it with your would-be consumers and pitch the business to a panel of judges.
A little bit more about Startup Weekend:
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Fredericksburg to Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
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Founder & CEO, Vestiaire Collective
Co-Founder, SVP Design at Zero360
Research & Future Insights Director at Peclers
FashionLab Director, Dassault Systèmes
Founder & CEO, L'Exception
Coaches and Mentors
Program Director, BFA Fashion Design Parsons Paris
Dawn Z Bournand
Founder, Fabulously Successful & Paris Women of Success
Personal Finance Coach
Technology Transfer Officer, INRIA
Content Strategist & Co-Founder, Soon Soon Soon
Co-Founder & CPO, Smyle
Co-Founder & CTO, Smyle
Design manager and Entrepreneur.
Project Director chez FABERNOVEL
Martin De Bie
VP Business & Operations @Madinventors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Fashion & Tech Paris team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Paris is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here