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START HERE Seed Stage Elevator Pitch Event

We are very excited to announce our latest partnership with nestGSV and the kick-off of our monthly START HERE program. We invite you to join us Thursday, April 4th, 2013 from 5pm-8pm at the nest GSV headquarters in Redwood City for a night of networking, pitches and fun!

START HERE, a new Seed Stage Elevator Pitch event, is promoted by FT Accelerator and nestGSV and is specifically designed for Fashion Tech Startups. The purpose of the program is to provide six companies / designers with an opportunity to pitch to a variety of distinguished first tier investors, bankers, PR and marketing agencies, law and accounting firms and receive feedback on their four-minute elevator pitch. A winner will be invited to present to nestGSV seed fund and Naxuri Capital seed fund for a full pitch! It's a great place to meet new people and hear valuable feedback and information from top advisers and investors in the industry! If you are a fashtech startup or a designer and are interested in pitching please follow the instructions below.

PRESENTERS: We understand fashion tech widely, not only e-commerce and mobile apps, but also new fabric, new supply chains, data and cloud infrastructure, 3D and other virtual technologies, etc. and are interested in pre-funded, pre-revenues fashion tech start-ups and designers, at idea-to-product or later stage. Six companies/designers are chosen each month to participate in the Start Here networking event. Presenting companies will each have four (4) minutes to present to a distinguished panel of investors and influencers. The panel then asks a few questions (4 min.) and then provides feedback (2 min.). After hearing from each company, the panel chooses who they feel is the most promising startup and the winner gets a meeting with nestGSV seed fund and Naxuri Capital seed fund! Please email Isabel Rittenberg at [masked] with your contact information and any questions that you may have. We look forward to working with you!


• 5:00–6:00PM Networking, appetizers, wines, and amenities
• 6:00-6:15 Introductions by Jacyn Siebert
• 6:15-7:15 Six companies/designers pitch to the distinguished panel
• 7:15-8:00 Networking

OUR DISTINGUISHEDPANEL - Learn more about each of our panelists by clicking on the links below.

Gene Chien, StartUp Relations nestGSV: Before signing on with nestGSV, Gene worked at Google as a member of their people technology operations team and previous to that, he was the director of Entrepreneur Services at Keiretsu Forum. He brings his experience in sourcing qualified early stage investments, managing strategic partnerships, and generating new business opportunities to his work at nestGSV.

Patrick Chung, Managing Director Naxuri Capital:Naxuri Capital investment strategy’s focus on fashion and technology is a differentiator within the seed investor community that is creating a deal flow of the most sought after start up companies.

Dinesh C. Partner FT Accelerator: Fashion Technology (FT) Accelerator helps entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their business by facilitating access to fashion and retail brands, advisers, business partners, investors, professional services, ad agencies and portfolio companies.

Kevin K. Rooney, Partner Cooley Law Firm: Cooly is a leading law firm to the technology, life sciences, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail sectors.

Stephanie Xu, First Vice President East West Bank: East West Bank provides the important financial link that can turn opportunities into growth and prosperity.


We invite you to join us Thursday, April 4th to hear from some of the best experts in the industry and to meet six bright new startups.Register now before it sells out! Please Note: There will not be a cost to present to the panel however there will be a cost to attend the event. All presenters and staff will be required to show their paid ticket at the door.

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