Startup Weekend NYC: Fashion Tech Edition
Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015
Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
43 West 23rd street
The 2nd Annual Global Fashion Battle!
About The Fashion BattleMore information: https://globalfashionbattle.co/
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Join us for the next Startup Weekend, Global Fashion Battle! This event will focus around fashion technology. What is fashion technology? In a broad sense, it’s when fashion
(what we wear, what we aspire to be, how we present ourselves to society through clothing) meets technology (innovation, a digital presence, engaging online & mobile content.) It’s fashion embracing a new and digital component to sell / present their business model. It’s where technology and fashion have merged to create faster and more innovative ways to shop, market, educate and ultimately experience the fashion industry whether through software, apps or products. From e-commerce to 3D printing to wearables, fashion technology covers a wide spectrum of applicable use cases.
NYC is one of many other cities from around the world participating in this battle. But to up the ante, we will be sending the top teams to Poland to compete in the global finals. So no pressure here. Just a free trip to compete on a global stage while representing your home city. No biggie.
Why attend Startup Weekend?
- Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
- Build your network: This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
- Find a co-founder: We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
- Learn something new: Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
- Get face time with thought leaders: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
- Actually launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
Who should attend Startup Weekend Global Fashion Battle?
Do I need to come with an idea?If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, thats quite alright! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched and maybe something strikes your interest. The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and learning from each other.
If you have more questions, hit up the Startup Weekend First Time FAQ and hopefully your questions has already been answered
Friday September 11th
Saturday September 12th
Sunday September 13th
We also have a Meetup group in 10 countries with close to 3,600 members.
I became a techie, after 10 years in journalism and an Emmy-nomination as a network TV producer at CBS News. Prior to Decoded Fashion, I was the Global Communications Director for a public technology company, with offices in the US, England, Israel and Australia - and the executive producer of the Singularity Summit.
Previously, Innovation @F500s. Director, New Client Acquisition @IBM & Advisor to the Chairman, SDL Group.
Coaches and Mentors
Rob holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and B.A. from Yale University. He is a 2016 NYC Fashion Fellow, was named one of the top 12 people to watch in Fashion Tech by AlleyWatch, and was featured in the Fordham Lawyer for his work in entrepreneurship and the fashion industry.
In her spare time, Cathy enjoys traveling and fishing. Just kidding, what's spare time? ;)
He spent the first part of his career as a management consultant at Capgemini traveling the world taking on strategic engagements in the US, London, and Hong Kong. He moved to American Express where he focused on new pricing initiatives for SMBs.
Brad then went on to start his first company, Petstablished, management software for animal rescues. He secured $600k in funding. Within 2 years, 10,000 pets were adopted from 75 different organizations.
Clients bring me in to create a wardrobe that speaks to their customers and is authentic to their brand message while showcasing their product. I have been engaged to consult on e-commerce photo shoot production, process, talent sourcing, product management, execution, and studio set up.I'm fascinated by the nascent market for wearable tech and women’s athletic wear. There is a massive opportunity for technology to be integrated with fashion design, and I will be at that intersection. Fashion companies have tech departments; Tech companies don’t have fashion departments. We are rapidly approaching that inflection point. Working with top level brands allows me to lead a team and develop brand strategies. I focus on making the entire team successful, anticipating their needs and helping to eliminate any road blocks. When my team feels supported and motivated we can achieve anything. In each area of expertise, I know the language and make sure everyone is heard. Creating long-term relationships and building trust has enabled me to grow and work effortlessly between wardrobe, consulting, advertising, editorial and e-commerce.Some of my clients include Moda Operandi, SUNO, Amazon, Under Armour, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Penguin Books, The Washington Post and Lord and Taylor.
Responsible for creating and executing the firm's Local Market Strategy that focuses on creating accelerated growth in the company's top cities, in an efficient manner. Wrote the Local Market Playbook, which outlines a replicable growth strategy, leading Acquisition Channel Testing to test different acquisition approaches, and also developed the Local Grassroots/Partnerships strategy as well. Also helping general Business Development activities, such as Partnerships, Corporate Development, and New Feature Development.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend NYC: Fashion Tech Edition 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 New York City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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