LIM College to Host Major Event for Fashion Tech Entrepreneurs
September 5, 2015
LIM College is a signature sponsor for the first-ever NYC Startup Weekend Fashion Battle (powered by Google for Entrepreneurs). Startup Weekend is a non-profit organization for entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. This global community has held more than 400 events in 100 countries.
NYC Startup Weekend Fashion Battle will take place September 5-7, during New York Fashion Week, with LIM College’s Maxwell Hall serving as the event venue on September 5 and 6. A group of students in LIM’s MBA program will present their Capstone project to be considered for the competition. David Freschman, who is the founder and CEO of FashInvest and teaches in LIM’s MBA program, will also serve as an event judge.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts are encouraged to pitch their ideas and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas, as determined by popular vote, and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
The program will focus on building out ideas for the fashion and retail industry. These innovations can represent anything truly new, disruptive and high-growth in the fashion vertical. Often this means employing new materials in new ways, finding a way to automate manual processes, creating methods to aggregate and analyze useful information, or establishing a new product category. Basically, participants will propose ways to use technology to shake up the fashion market.
Teams in London, Milan, and Paris will also host Startup Weekend Fashion Battles during their respective Fashion Weeks. The winners from each city will compete against each another on October 18 during Startup Weekend’s Global Fashion Battle in Poznan, Poland.
For a list of judges, coaches/mentors and more information about the NYC Startup Weekend Fashion Battle go to: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/new-york-city/startup-weekend/4419