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Social Retail Summit #8

Modified Ventures

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Social Retail Summit #8

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Social Retail Summit #8

Customer relations strategies for omnichannel retail


Thursday, January 15, 2015

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3.00 pm - Doors open


Coffee + intro videos



4.00 - 4.30 pm - Panel 1


Direct-to-consumer brand stories


Dorie Golkin Smith co-founded Of Mercer, a womenswear brand of stylish office attire that you can wear from desk-to-dinner.

Melissa Mash is founder and CEO at Dagne Dover, a practical luxury handbag and accessories brand.

Eamon Walsh is co-founder and CEO of OneGround, a direct to consumer footwear company that provides the experience of owning handmade designer quality footwear accessible.

Vishaal Melwani is co-founder, CEO and Creative Director of Combatant Gentlemen, an online menswear startup based in Irvine, California.



Matthew Iles is founding partner at Nine Lines, an ecommerce marketing agency based in Brooklyn.


4.30 - 5.10 pm - Keynote




Paula Da Silva is Vice President Large Retail Enterprise at iVend Retail, a fully integrated, comprehensive retail management solution from CitiXsys Technologies to manage head office and in-store processes.


5.10 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2


Offline channels


Brooke Richman is founder and CEO of Coop & Spree, a new retail concept that is revitalizing the traditional brick-and-mortar space.

Cori Widen is the co-founder and CEO of RoadShows, a startup that gives brick-and-mortar retail shops, eateries and creators of handmade products access to person-centered experiential retail.

Gaia DiLoreto is the founder of By Brooklyn, the only store dedicated to the sale of fine goods made across the great Borough of Brooklyn.

Arnon Rosan is the co-founder and CEO of LocalMaven, a word-of-mouth referral network and technology platform that facilitates the giving and acceptance of referrals.



Katie Iles is founding partner at Nine Lines, an ecommerce marketing agency based in Brooklyn.


5.40 - 6.00 pm - Networking break


Drinks + networking


6.00 - 6.40 pm - Keynote




Julian Teixeira is director of US sales at Lightspeed, a fully integrated, inventory-centric retail system that moves seamlessly from the front counter, to online, to wherever customers are.


6.40 - 7.10 pm - Panel 3


Customization, co-creation


Anastasia Leng is the co-founder and CEO of, an online marketplace that allows consumers to redesign products like jewelry, home decor and accessories and have them made-to-order and shipped to them within ten days.

Nikunj Marvania is the founder and CEO of Awl & Sundry, an online fashion brand that allows men to create made-to-order shoes.

Mallorie Carrington is the founder and designer of SmartGlamour, a body positive based women's clothing line.



Rachel Ginsberg is the Managing Editor of Brand + Commercial, an online publication focused on brand strategy, commercial development and emerging technology in fashion and retail.


7.10 - 7.20 pm - Case




Micah Clasper-Torch is co-founder and CEO of CityBird, a wedding and gift registry for experiences, classes, getaways and date nights.


7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4


Monetizing content with retail


Jace Lipstein is the founder of Grungy Gentleman, a lifestyle brand that seamlessly combines design, digital media and commerce with the services of a creative agency.

John Peabody edits The Hand & Eye, a blog devoted to covering the businesses of the maker movement.

Julia Jacobson is co-founder and CEO of NMRKT, which makes it simple for any content creator to launch their own shop and monetize their influence.

Heather Marie is the founder and CEO of Shoppable, a software technology company enabling a shoppable layer across digital content.



Greg Spielberg is founder of Imagination in Space, an NYC-based startup that creates pop ups with entrepreneurial artists, creative brands and innovative makers.


8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues


Drinks + networking


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When & Where

Dumbo Spot
160 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

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Modified Ventures

Modified Ventures is a post-internet market development company that builds communities around emerging industries, supported with events, web content and research.

Our main projects are Geoweb Forum, Design for Manufacturing Forum and Social Retail Forum, each with Summits in Brooklyn, London and Toronto.

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