NEW YORK — The Soho Loft Media Group sponsors the fashion tech investment conference organized by FashInvest on 11 December 2014 in New York City.
The 5th Fashion Tech Investment Conference will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 27 W 27th Street New York, NY 10001 from 12pm to 6pm. It will be attended by entrepreneurs, companies, investors, media and academia who are involved in the fashion industry.
Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, The Soho Loft Media Group and LDJ Capital David Drake says, “With the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, a window of opportunity opens for the fashion industry. Fashion designers, producers and budding entrepreneurs can now look for funds online for their projects through crowdfunding.” He further adds, “Investing in fashion projects is evolving as the business landscape comes up with more innovative projects as well as innovative ways of securing funds.”
Three panel discussions and company pitches to investors are the main agenda for the day. Pitching follows every after panel presentation. Companies will be able to pitch to the fashion industry investors. On the other hand, investors listen to the pitches of companies from the wearables, fashion retail, apparel, mobile tech and apps, luxury accessories, digital media and other technologies in the fashion industry. These companies are seeking A, B, C rounds of capital. Individual that will participate will learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry, including investing strategies.
The organizers has gathered the best industry leaders and practitioners as speakers and keynotes of the conference.
Panel 1 – The Future of Wearables and Investment
Moderator: Ted Rosen, Partner in Fox Rothschild
Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Simon Venture Group
Lisa Morales Hellebo, Co-Founder of New York Fashion Tech Lab
Peter Wassell, CEO of Augmate
Stephane Wyper, Vice President of MasterCard Labs
Panel 2 – FashInvest Alumni Success Stories
Moderator: Robert Fesnak, Managing Partner of Fesnak & Associates
Aimee Cheshire, President and Co-Founder of HeyGorgeous.com
Aubrie Pagano, Founder and CEO of Bow & Drape
Imran Rahman, COO of Combatant Gentlemen
Panel 3 – Investor Panel – A Discussion Among Active Investors
Moderator: Nanette Heide, Partner in Duane Morris
Frank Fazzinga III, President of Grace Beauty
Haim Dabah, Managing Partner of HDS Capital
Lawrence Lenihan, Managing Partner of FirstMark Capital
Companies who wish to participate in the conference have to apply prior to the date. Selection of companies will be on a rolling admission basis. If selected, the company will have to pay a certain amount as participation fee, and join a mandatory coaching day, to be scheduled before the conference. The company has to polish its pitch, together with industry experts.
FashInvest is well known for attracting the companies with most promising growth around the world, as well as investors and strategic partners that represent over billions in institutional funding and business opportunities.
A networking gathering follows at the Helen Mills Event Center.
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