Startup Weekend Fashion & Tech London
Friday, September 12 - 14, 2014
Friday, September 12 - 14, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
11 FRANCIS STREET
Fashion & Tech Startup Weekend is coming to London as part of the first ever Global Fashion Battle!
This September, London, Milan, New York, Paris, and Poznań in Poland will be hosting Fashion & Tech themed Startup Weekends as part of the Global Fashion Battle. The winners of each event will battle it out in a grand finale in Poznań, the home of the 8th Art & Fashion Forum powered by Grażyna Kulczyk.
Why these five cities?
The Fashion & Tech Startup Weekends will be hosted in London, New York, Milan and Paris in order to coincide with their respective Fashion Weeks for the SS15 collections, and in Poznań to coincide with the special 'CHIC GEEK' theme of this year's 8th Art & Fashion Forum.
Each of the cities participating will host a Startup Weekend - a 54-hour event bringing together developers, designers and non techs; and helping them create functional companies from scratch. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is encouraged 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 weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Why fashion and technology?
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.
So whoever you may be, and whatever dreams and aspirations you may have, come and take part in a weekend that could change your life!
And even if it doesn't, you can be sure that you will come away from the event with an extremely awesome and memorable experience.
Friday September 12th
Saturday September 13th
Sunday September 14th
Coaches and Mentors
My background is in computer science and design; I found my calling when I discovered I could combine the two into meaningful interactive user journeys.
This led me to found Less Rain in 1998, with the vision to create work that moves, empowers and connects people.
I spent the next 15 years delivering interactive communication, products, services and platforms - as an agency owner, creative strategist, executive creative director and innovation specialist - working for brands like Red Bull, Victorinox, Sony, Oracle, Intel, Burberry, Land Rover, Fox Entertainment, Penguin, Puma and Alfa Romeo. I joined Dare in January 2014 and along a fantastic team of planners, creatives and technologists, we helped transform businesses like EE and Aviva by digitally connecting the customer experience.
I have recently joined Seven Seconds as Creative Partner. I work exclusively with Boots on designing innovative digital products and services that support their omni-channel strategy. It's terribly exciting.
Alex is a founder at We Make Websites, the top ranked Shopify Experts in the UK. He speaks regularly on the topic of marketing and e-commerce. WeMakeWebsites build beautiful and effective online stores for creative retail companies and produce weekly advice for their mailing list of 8,000 retailers.
Group Marketing, Devices & Retail at Google
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Fashion & Tech London 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 London is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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