Our annual startups showcase is the first and biggest event celebrating entrepreneurship in the fashion & tech community. Come watch the latest and most innovative fashion startups presenting and getting instant feedback from the panel of leading experts and investors in the space.
1. Ellie Wheeler - Principal, Greycroft Partners (http://greycroft.com/).
Ellie’s responsibilities in the New York office at Greycroft include evaluating investment opportunities, sourcing new deals, and working with existing portfolio companies. Ellie currently oversees Greycroft’s investments in BaubleBar, Daily Secret, Buzz Points, MakersKit, NuOrder, and Plain Vanilla Games and also works with Nomi. Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role during business school evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital with investor Chris Sacca. Before working with Lowercase, Ellie worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the communications, collaboration, enterprise software, and video sectors. Ellie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
2. Micah Rosenbloom - Venture Partner, Founder Collective (http://foundercollective.com/). Micah spent his career starting and funding tech enterprises. As an entrepreneur, he's raised four rounds of venture capital for over $40M for three distinct start-ups. He is currently a Venture Partner with Founder Collective, a seed focused venture fund founded by former and current entrepreneurs. He leads seed investments out of NYC. Most recently, he founded Sample6 Technologies, a BU/MIT spin out funded by Canaan Partners and Flybridge. Previously, he co-founded Brontes Technologies, a company based on real-time 3D imaging technology out of MIT that was sold to 3M Corp in 2006. His very first business was Handshake.com, a consumer web company that sold online scheduling and pricing engines during the Internet go-go days! He has a BS from Cornell, MBA from Harvard Business School and his first job out of college was working in the mailroom at the Endeavor Talent Agency, reading scripts, serving coffee and fixing copiers (not in that order!).
3. Molly Mulshine - Senior reporter at BetaBeat & New York Observer (http://betabeat.com/author/molly-mulshine/). Molly Mulshine is a blogger and reporter writing for the New York Observer's tech blog, Betabeat. She covers everything from tech funding news to app reviews to Kim Kardashian selfies, but has a soft spot for beauty and fashion startups — and anyone who's trying to create a fashion-tech collab that makes sense. She writes a weekly column about the phenomenon of social media celebrities entitled, "WHO?" She attended Rutgers University, studying English, French and film, and is also a standup comedian.
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6-6:30pm - networking & wine reception on the terrace
6:30-7:30pm - presentations and feedback panel
7:30-8:30pm - networking continues