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START HERE Seed Stage Elevator Pitch Event

Fashion Technology Accelerator - Silicon Valley

Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

START HERE Seed Stage Elevator Pitch Event

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Congratulations to Alison Lewis of Agent of PresenceBette Pearlin of PersonalShopping.com and Gina Mancuso of LoveThatFit for their winning presentations at the kick-off of our monthly START HERE event! We want to send a special thank you to our esteemed panelists and presenting companies. We invite you to join us in May for our next night of networking, pitches and fun! Stay tuned---We will announce the date, time and location of the May event very soon!
START HERE, a new Seed Stage Elevator Pitch event, is promoted by FT Accelerator and nestGSV and is specifically designed for Fashion Tech Startups. The purpose of the program is to provide six companies or designers with an opportunity to pitch to a variety of distinguished first tier investors, bankers, PR and marketing agencies, law and accounting firms and receive feedback on their four-minute elevator pitch. A winner will be invited to present to nestGSV seed fund and Naxuri Capital seed fund for a full pitch! It's a great place to meet new people and hear valuable feedback and information from top advisers and investors in the industry! 
PRESENTERS: We understand fashion tech widely, not only e-commerce and mobile apps, but also new fabric, new supply chains, data and cloud infrastructure, 3D and other virtual technologies, etc. and are interested in pre-funded, pre-revenues fashion tech start-ups and designers, at idea-to-product or later stage. Six companies/designers are chosen each month to participate in the Start Here networking event. Presenting companies will each have four (4) minutes to present to a distinguished panel of investors and influencers. The panel then asks a few questions (4 min.) and then provides feedback (2 min.). After hearing from each company, the panel chooses whom they feel is the most promising startup and the winner gets a meeting with nestGSV seed fund and Naxuri Capital seed fund! If you are a fashtech startup or a designer and are interested in pitching, please submit an email to info@ftaccelerator.com with [your company name] Pitch Interest in the subject line. For questions regarding the event, please email Isabel Rittenberg at Isabel@nestGSV.com with your contact information and any questions that you may have. We look forward to working with you!
Presenting Companies - April 4th, 2013

Alison Lewis of Agent of Presence: Agent of Presence is a fashion accessory company developing a disruptive and exciting line of context-aware and responsive fashion accessories, which seamlessly integrates fashionable lifestyle and mobile technologies. Their first product is a line of illuminated leather handbags made in Italy.

Mihir Naware of PhiSix Fashion Labs: PhiSix Fashion Labs is a Bay Area company developing high-fidelity 3D visualization and simulation technologies that enable customers to try on clothes online before they buy online, compose unique looks and styles, and always be sure that they find the best fit. We've overcome the biggest points of customer dissatisfaction with the status quo in apparel e-commerce. Our Hollywood-tested garment technologies move the needle on the top-of-mind issues that CMOs face in attracting, engaging, exciting and converting shoppers into loyal customers across the omni-channel spectrum.

Bette Pearlin of PersonalShopping.com: PersonalShopping.com is an e-commerce site whose mission is to transform online shopping by providing consumers with the best, personalized product recommendations from experts, across retailers.

Li Hong of LemonCrate: LemonCrate is a free service that lets users virtualize personal items such as shoes, clothes, and jewelry and access them anywhere, anytime. Their free app allows users to upload images of items from their closet onto the cloud, organize by personalized categorization, create outfits with images, and plan looks on their calendar. Users have a personalized wardrobe data dashboard providing purchase recommendations and serves as a time and style management tool by offering outfit recommendations created by high accuracy algorithms or an actual personal stylist.

Gina Mancuso of LoveThatFit: LoveThatFit is the first online shopping platform that allows users to try on clothes virtually in-store and online, see how they look & fit, and addresses the social aspect of shopping.

Nathan Koons of Photiq: The Photiq mobile app makes it simple for merchants to display and sell products. The intuitive photo-display makes browsing for product, sharing items you love on social networks and buying from your favorite local merchants easy. Customers can instantly share their favorites across their social channels, putting you in front of more and more potential customers. More importantly, they can buy from you instantly and pick up in store or arrange for shipping.

• 5:00–6:00PM Networking, appetizers, wine and amenities
• 6:00-6:15 Introductions by Jacyn Siebert
• 6:15-7:15 Six companies/designers pitch to the distinguished panel
• 7:15-8:00 Networking

OUR DISTINGUISHED PANEL - Learn more about each of our panelists by clicking on the links below.
Rick Rasmussen, International Business Development nestGSV: Rick is a member of the San Hill Angels and part of the nestGSV team specializing in international business development. He works with start-ups from across the globe who are seeking a presence in Silicon Valley.
Patrick Chung, Managing Director Naxuri Capital:Naxuri Capital investment strategy’s focus on fashion and technology is a differentiator within the seed investor community that is creating a deal flow of the most sought after start up companies.
Dinesh C. Partner FT Accelerator: Fashion Technology (FT) Accelerator helps entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their business by facilitating access to fashion and retail brands, advisers, business partners, investors, professional services, ad agencies and portfolio companies.
Kevin K. Rooney, Partner Cooley Law Firm: Cooly is a leading law firm to the technology, life sciences, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail sectors.
Stephanie Xu, First Vice President East West Bank: Stephanie has been in commercial lending for over 16 years focusing on cross boarder banking activites between China and the US.

We invite you to join us next month to hear from some of the best experts in the industry and to meet six bright new startups. Please Note: There will not be a cost to present to the panel however there will be a cost to attend the event. All presenters and staff will be required to show their paid ticket at the door.
Have questions about START HERE Seed Stage Elevator Pitch Event? Contact Fashion Technology Accelerator - Silicon Valley

When & Where

425 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Fashion Technology Accelerator - Silicon Valley

FT Accelerator is a later stage accelerator program for technology start-ups in the consumer, fashion, and retail industries. It provides a selected group of companies advice and access to capital in partnership with industry experts and investors that have experience and relationships in the technology and consumer industries. It is also a series of pitch events for fashion tech companies. Please apply – for the event and / or for the accelerator program at FTAccelerator.com.


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