Calling all entrepreneurs within Branded Goods, Fashion, Retail and Fashion Tech!! The FashInvest Capital Conference, December 7th at FIT, is the ONLY international platform enabling entreprenuers to network and meet with Investors and Industry Executives to fund and develop their emerging businesses. Last year we had over 60 investment organizations represented including angels, institutional angels, venture capitalists and smaller private equity funds. If you are seeking investment capital or will be in the near future, apply to be a presenting company at the Second Annual FashInvest Capital Conference. More information can be found here: http://conference.fashinvest.com and the application to be a presenter can be found here: http://conference.fashinvest.com/2011-capital-conference/application-2/. The deadline to apply is November 2nd.
FashInvest is an organization started by two venture capitalists, Karen Griffith Gryga and David Freschman, who with their trusted advisors, including Robin Lewis of Robin Report, Denise Seegal of Amsale, and Don Franceschini formerly of Sara Lee Corporation, have established an international platform for emerging growth entrepreneurs within Branded Goods, Fashion, Retail and Fashion Tech.
The idea of FashInvest is to establish a healthy ecosystem which is supportive of the entrepreneurs, coaching and educating them, and enabling the entrepreneurs to meet with and network with investors, industry executives and high quality service providers. FashInvest puts on several events a year including its annual FashInvest Capital Conference and its annual Speed Pitch event. FashInvest also covers emerging growth company financings, M&A news and company milestones on our website, www.fashinvest.com (think TechCrunch for the industry).
2010 was the inaugural year for the FashInvest Capital Conference and it was sold out with over 300 attendees. It is the only Capital Conference in the world exclusively focused on the areas of Branded Goods, Fashion, Retail and Fashion Tech. Entrepreneurs, investors and attendees came from across the country and several internationally to hear Keynote presentations by Neil Cole of Iconix, Norma Kamali and Ben Fischman of RueLaLa. Fifteen high quality emerging growth companies introduced their business opportunity through 8 minute presentations and an additional eight companies were featured in the FashInvest Capital Conference book.