Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmPrice: $20 in advance
“Setting up a fashion business is all the more challenging because this is a hyper-competitive industry (who doesn’t want to be a fashion designer these days?) and a very complex one as well. What other kinds of start-up businesses so quickly find themselves with customers and suppliers scattered around the world, requiring so much coordination and organization?” - Imran Amed, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Business of Fashion New York is a hotbed for fashion startups and brands - our concrete jungle is home to the largest fashion titans in the world, as well as new brands like Warby Parker, Rent the Runway, Bonobos, and MM.LaFleur. Fashion entrepreneurs face a unique set of challenges including optimization of their manufacturing and distribution, sourcing materials, staying on top of the latest trends, and standing out in a crowded landscape with a bevy of competitors. But through the use of new tech, clever marketing, and innovative designs, fashion entrepreneurs have built brands that have improved our lives (and wardrobes). If you’re building a fashion startup, join us on May 29th as we discuss what it takes to launch and grow a fashion startup with some of NYC’s smartest entrepreneurs. We’ll discuss Designing & prototyping your product Finding manufacturers Competing in a crowded space Planning for direct-to-consumer or other distribution channels Marketing for your product Fundraising options for beauty startups
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