FashInvest Announcement: FashInvest Annual Capital Conference is Right around the Corner!!
The fashion industry is constantly evolving. Right now there is a surge in entrepreneurship and a spike in startup companies. There has been a rise in apps that measure our bodies for clothes and personalize our fashion shopping experience. There’s even been a rise in fashion startups acquiring each other, along with the merging tech and fashion. At FashInvest, we have created an event that brings all of this a much more together.
Over the last two years, FashInvest has hosted two successful capital conferences, which completely sold out. This year, we announce our third annual capital conference, which will be held on December 11th at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Up to 20 companies will be selected to do a 6 minute pitch in front of investor panels. There will also be 10 featured companies doing 2 minute pitches to global investors, in what we call “Pitch the Runway”.
Our annual conference is the only one of its kind. We have featured entrepreneurs and emerging companies from around the world, not to mention had some of the most influential keynote speakers and panel participants from both the fashion and venture capital industries.
Some of our past keynote speakers include: Norma Kamali, legendary designer, Ben Fischerman, CEO of Rue La La and Marty Staff, former Chief Business Development Officer at American Apparel.
Testimonials from past events include:
“ In a setting reminiscent of a speed-dating bar scene, but with no promise of even a first date, much less a long-term relationship, more than 20 fledgling fashion companies pitched their talent, their drive and their ideas to an audience of potential investors at the Fashion Institute of Technology last week.”~New York Times
“This conference is a unique forum for fashion start-ups to attend lectures and critiques by influential industry players and investors. They pitch their new business ideas, getting immediate feedback from venture capitalists.” ~ Pretty Connected
“For me, getting 20-plus companies in the same room, all in the same vertical, is pretty powerful.” ~Michael Wolf, founder of Blazer Ventures
“One of my friends from Yale presented, and I haven’t seen her in years, and after she presented, people wanted to do deals. That told me I want to present next year.”
~Ella Gorgla, founder and CEO of I-Ella.com
Applications will be open this week. Companies can apply here. Spaces will fill up fast!