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2015 Miami Investment Conference Recap


The second annual FashInvest Fashion Tech Investment Conference was held in Miami last week. Aside from warm weather and the exciting backdrop of Miami, the conference also included panels, investor pitches and networking opportunities. For those who missed the event, we’re including a recap of the conference’s must-see moments.

Where it all went down

Screenshot 2015-05-08 16.46.53               A huge thanks to Susan Amat and her team for letting FashInvest use her awesome space in Miami.

Investor Panel

The Investor Panel featured Nico Berardi, Managing Director at Accelerated Growth Partners, Richard Licursi, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of venVelo and Ricardo Weisz of NorthVest. The panel discussed the fashion tech industry outlook.

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Feedback Panelists

Joe Rubin, founder of FundingPost and Yolanda M. Wardowski, Managing Director of Avalon Group, Ltd were this year’s feedback panelists.

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Susan Amat, founder of Venture Hive, Salman Khokhar, founder of Koka Consulting and Alex Semenzato, Head of Market Development at Cortexica were featured speakers at the conference.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 3.17.29 PM                         Alex Semenzato takes a crowd selfie after his “Shaping Shopping Through Visual search” talk.

Host and Moderators

Nanette Heide and Keli Whitlock, both partners at Duane Morris LLP participated in the event in the host and moderator roles.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 3.17.01 PM                         Nanette moderating during Salman’s “Brand Creation for the Next Generation” fireside chat.

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Presenting Companies

 A wide range of companies presented at the event, pitching everything from comfortable shoes to African fashion. The following companies participated in pitching: 9th & Elm, Appendino, Bower Bags, Boxy Charm, Cepi StyleCOSIGN, Design Comfort Shoes, eDivv, Fittery, IconStyle, ORDRE, Peach, Preeline, Samson Studio, Shopography, XOO, Your Style Unzipped and Zuvaa. A Miami International University of Art & Design alumni  Twisted Vintage Mobile, also presented at the conference.

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What was your favorite part of the conference? Please share your tweets, Instagrams, photos and whatever else you have with us on Twitter @FashInvest, and of course we’d love to hear your feedback about the conference in the comments below.

By Katie Alteri

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