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Q&A: Emma Mcilroy CEO & CMO of Wildfang

  • May 22, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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*Please note location change to PICA (415 SW 10th Ave) Rooftop*

For our May event we welcome Emma Mcilroy, Co-founder, CEO & CMO of Wildfang International Inc.!

Launched in early 2013, with her partner Julia Parsley, Wildfang is making waves in the industry and has become a globally recognized fashion brand. Recently having been featured in MTV Style, VICE & Racked and garnering support from Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Tegan & Sarah, Kate Mara as well as from female Olympians, US Womens Soccer & WNBA players-- Wildfang shows no signs of slowing in their quest for world domination.

Leaving Nike after a decade of product and brand management, Emma (a recent Portland Top 40 under 40 nominee) will be the first to tell you this labor of love hasn't been easy. Em and Julia bootstrapped this venture-- by cashing out their 401(k)'s! Now, they have grown the company to over 15 employees. Wildfang is a prime example of entrepreneurial pursuit causing disruption in an underserved market. Come join us for great company and conversation.

Feel free to follow Emma and Wildfang:
Twitter: @wearewildfang @irishem333
Facebook: wearewildfang

or visit the Wildfang Fam for one of their happy hours:
1230 SE Grand Ave.

Event Co-sponsored by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Volt Technical Resources, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) and NedSpace. Free beer, food and fun. Ages 21+. *please note this event is taking place on the 4th thursday of May*

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  • Susan L.

    BAD ASS!!!!

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Caitlin M.

    Great venue and prepared, insightful and well articulated speaker. Much appreciated all around.

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Niko H.

    PICA rooftop everyone! Beautiful day!!

    1 · May 22, 2014

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