Fashion Tech Forum
Spring Studios, June 11, 2015
Fashion Tech Forum an informative conference that defines the present and future of fashion.
Endless creative possibilities are explored and examined with gusto.
Fashion Tech Forum founder Karen Harvey opens the eyes to the millions inspiring to develop sustainable,
tech savvy brands.
The forum unites the fashion community with experts and professionals to collaborate and discuss tech
innovations, share startup stories and announce company launches.
Panel discussions covered varied topics such as wearables, vc funding, social media challenges, ecommerce
solutions, branding ideas and corporate culture dynamics.
Speakers included Emily Weiss founder of Into The Gloss, Emily spoke with Suzanne Kapner reporter at
The Wall Street Journal about her new Glossier products and the challenges of branding.
While investors shared their knowledge about predicting success. Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures,
Thomas Thurston Venture Capitalist and CEO at Growth Science, Ellie Wheeler, Principal, Greycraft Partner
and Lew Frankfort, founder of Benvolio Group and Chairman Emeritus, Coach discussed VC funding and
with Vincent Ponzo director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School.
Another excellent panel discussing the power of influence and how genuine content impacts best.
Influencing their community with authentic connections moderator Antonia Weisman, Group Strategy
Director, ITB Worldwide, Hanneli Mustaparta, Fashion Influencer and Photographer, Jenny Fancy, General
Manager, Audience for Life & Style: Maker Studios, Amy Smilovic, Founder of Tibi Fashions and Alexandra
Hoffnung, Creative Director, Social Commerce, The Net-A-Porter Group and Maria Hatzistefanis,
Founder of Rodial offered several ways to attract and engage with their audience, being true and engaging
is the key to credibility.
This year charismatic Joe Zee announced the finalists for the Founders of the Future Award. The three
inspiring contestants were Jewel Bots, Tulip Retail and the winner The New.Stand.
The New.Stand coming soon to USQ Station in NYC. Promising a new day in a new way.
Mark your calendar for the next Fashion Tech Forum, the future of fashion, technology and talent.
Written by: S.Kostis