We were delighted with the response to the first installment of the Elevator Pitch, a new recurring feature on BoF that showcases one exceptional fashion-technology start-up and provides valuable feedback from a panel of fashion, technology and investment experts, as well as the wider BoF community.
AUSTIN, United States — Sometimes described as ‘spring break for geeks,’ the annual SXSW Interactive conference is a 5-day whirlwind of panels, presentations, parties, product launches, ‘hackathons’ and happy hours. This year’s conference was said to have attracted more than 25,000 attendees, ranging from tech entrepreneurs to agency executives, to this progressive Texan city with a budding start-up culture of its own, for what, at
AUSTIN, United States — “Every year we will continue to see more and more industries succumb to the transformational power of the internet,” wrote entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon on his personal blog. “Already transformed: music, news, advertising, telecom,” he continued. “Being transformed: finance, commerce, TV and movies, real estate, politics and government. Soon to be transformed: healthcare, education and energy.” As
LONDON, United Kingdom – Earlier this year, BoF announced the launch of Elevator Pitch, a recurring feature that will showcase one exceptional fashion-technology start-up per month and provide valuable feedback from a panel of fashion, technology and investment experts, as well as the BoF community. Today, we are pleased to present our first Elevator Pitch from Gina Mathew, founder of Couture Rani. THE PITCH What is your business
LONDON, United Kingdom — As guests arrived at BoF’s 5th birthday party in New York earlier this month, many of them came in with breathless reports of a massive video installation happening uptown called “The Ever Changing Face of Beauty,” conceived by fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø, and styled by Marie Chaix, for W magazine in partnership with P&G Prestige and created at Spring Studios. Inspired by the
NEW YORK, United States — In recent seasons, live-streaming runway shows have become de rigueur, as fashion brands beam their shows in realtime to fans and followers across the globe. Indeed, earlier this week, Michael Kors became the latest fashion brand to launch an “all-access” digital experience built around its show, underscoring how fashion shows, once closed industry events for editors and buyers, have rapidly become the
In our final post in a week of articles on e-commerce innovation, we are pleased to launch Elevator Pitch, a recurring feature on BoF that will showcase one exceptional fashion-technology start-up per month and provide valuable feedback from a panel of fashion, technology and investment experts, as well as the BoF community. LONDON, United Kingdom – Ever since the early days of BoF, we have taken a keen interest in the exciting
In Part I, we examined the innovations and infrastructural advances that have improved the historically poor economics of e-commerce and set the stage for a renaissance in online retail. Today, we explore some of new and exciting business models taking shape, the companies exploiting them and the challenges they face. SAN FRANCISCO, United States — For years, e-commerce suffered from capital inefficiencies and complexities that