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Fashion Tech: Demos & Drinks {Fashion Week}

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Join us at the coolest co-working space in NYC (Alley NYC ( for a night of networking, drinks and tech demos from a few of the best fashion startups NYC has to offer!

Mix and mingle with Founders, CTO’s, Product Managers and other tech professionals from five of New York City's HOTTEST fashion startups. Enjoy cocktails and networking with other NYC techies while viewing live demos of each company’s product. Have a question about one of our featured companies? Feel free to pick their brains about their product, technologies used, how they got started, and much more!

Huge thanks to our gracious sponsors that are helping to make this event happen: Jobspring Partners (, Workbridge Associates (, Grasshopper (, and Buncee (

Demo Companies:

Gilt Groupe ( Since its founding in 2007, Gilt has become one of the world's top ecommerce destinations--providing instant insider access to today’s top designer labels at up to 60% off retail. Creating the best customer experience possible is our top priority, and to that end we've spent much of 2013 exploring the exciting world of personalization--releasing test roll-outs of personal sales to make our offerings even more relevant to our eight million members. Our feedback shows that Gilt members love personal sales--and we hope you will, too! (We can't wait to unveil the other personalization initiatives we've got in the works). We're here at Demo & Drinks to tell you all about personal sales and to answer any other questions you might have about Gilt.

Hukkster ( Hukkster is the essential online shopping tool for fashion and beyond. In one simple step, it is a bookmarklet that installs in your browser and optimizes your shopping experience online. As you visit all your favorite e-commerce sites you can "hukk" products to collect them in one place for immediate access and be informed via email or text when those select products go on sale (you will also find out about any site-wide promotions or coupon codes!)

BaubleBar ( Founded in 2011, BaubleBar is an ecommerce start-up based in NYC. We're building a unique retail destination for fashion jewelry. We closed Series A funding in April 2012 and are backed by Accel Partners and Greycroft Partners. Our technology stack is based on PHP and Python.

Acustom Apparel ( Acustom Apparel uses new technology and a 3d body scanning process to make custom clothing better fitting, easier to purchase and less expensive than traditional methods. A 3 second scan allows us to download over 200,000 data points - combined with our proprietary digital bespoke technology Acustom can make Bespoke jeans for under $200 (bespoke jeans usually cost $[masked]). Acustom currently offers custom fit mens: Suits, Shirts, Blazers, Jeans, wintercoats, Polo shirts, and khaki pants. Acustom is opening its new retail store at 330 west broadway this fall.

Material Wrld ( Material Wrld is the premiere fashion community for luxury resale. Upgrading your closet has never been so easy and guilt-free. Founded in 2012 by experienced online fashion professionals who love to shop, Material Wrld has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, Women’s Wear Daily, Huffington Post, Glamour, TechCrunch, and Fox News.

Come clean out your closet during NY Fashion Week and start shopping for fall! Trade in your designer fashions on September 12th at Fashion Tech to make money on the spot with RE-CLOSET ( hosted by Material Wrld.

MakerBot (, a subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. MakerBot’s 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes: (, the MakerBot Digitizer ( Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator ( line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerWare ( software, MakerCare (, the MakerBot retail store (, and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics’ “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer, Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2012,” Popular Mechanics’ “Editor’s Choice Award,” Popular Science’s “Product of the Year,” Fast Company’s “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics,” and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at (