June 20, 2012
-- WILMINGTON, DE - With more than a hundred applicants for the 2nd annual Speed-Dating event, FashInvest has selected 25 of the most promising emerging businesses in the Fashion Tech, Branded Goods, Fashion & Retail sectors to participate in the capital growth event. Sponsored and hosted by Duane Morris LLP., the Speed Dating will take place on Thursday, June 21st.
“We are very excited by the variety of companies and entrepreneurs participating this year. While the majority (75%) of the entrepreneurs represent the Fashion Technology industry, the remaining are from traditional Branded Goods and Fashion,” stated Karen Griffith Gryga, CEO of FashInvest . “We even have a former President of Tommy Hilfiger participating, along with entrepreneurs from Israel and London.”
Styled in a “speed-dating”
format, the companies will have only 3-minutes to pitch their business concepts to a stellar group of investors before rotating to the next table. The event will begin with an optional pitch workshop at 2:00 p.m. for entrepreneurs who want to fine-tune their pitches before the official speed dating session at 5:30p.m.
Below is a list of the participating companies:
-Accustom Apparel (fittedfashion.com):
A digital tailoring technology which enables the production of custom fitted and personalized clothing.
-Adore Me (adoreme.com):
A Lingerie Membership Club where customers have access to a personalized showroom where professional stylists help pick their best matches.
-Alluring Logic (alluringlogic.com):
A style algorithm that improves customers’ overall shopping experiences while minimizing any retailer headache that’s involved.
Leading online interactive community that works with beauty brands and agencies to develop and implement marketing and market research solutions.
-Brasil Fashions LLC: A line of active wear and retail concept currently only found in Brazil.
A virtual mall for iPad that allows its users to shop at a selection of retailers within the one app.
-CastMedic Designs (castmedicdesigns.com):
Dedicated to changing the medical industry and specifically the orthopedic profession from “function only” to fashion friendly with their patent pending line of accessories for medical boots.
-Christian Francis Roth, Inc (francisnewyork.com):
Francis by Christian Francis Roth is a playful line with detailed fresh color and offbeat charm. It features custom designed prints, limited edition artist collaborations and special fabric treatments.
-Combatant Gentlemen (combatgent.com):
A corporate menswear brand that aims to change the menswear market with their edgy, ultra-modern designs for men on a budget.
-EZface, Inc (ezface.com):
A virtual mirror assists users in buying make-up online by allowing them to sample the colors on their face using their virtual makeover technology.
-Feminine Weapon (feminineweapon.com):
A digital community that provides content and commerce for women with such topics as relationships, career, fitness, fashion and health.
-Films of Fashion (filmsoffashion.com):
The world’s first independent centralized platform for fashion film, showcasing the latest editorial and advertising films for global luxury fashion brands and publications.
Web and mobile app allows shoppers to create a personal virtual imitation to try on and buy clothing being offered online. Gifts that Give, Inc (giftsthatgive.com):
An online specialty boutique that is revolutionizing online charitable giving.
-IL Couture (ilcouture.com):
Offers fashion lovers around the world the opportunity to shop fashion items created by Israel’s finest fashion designers.
-Johnny Vincent (johnnyvincent.com):
A luxury swimwear and dress designer collection. --Kembrel, Inc. (kembrel.com):
An offline and online integrated retail experience of new fashion and accessories every week allowing discovery of independent and local designers.
Let’s say you save your clothes online and share “what you’re wearing” every day, well “It’s like Twitter for Fashion.”
-PRETE & BRUNO (pretebruno.com):
A luxury clothes designer group.
An online peer-to-peer wholesale fashion ecosystem.
An app that combines the different clothes people have in their closet to come up with the perfect outfit.
A fashion & design community that is part social game and a discovery and curation platform for those who want to challenge their sense of style, fashion know-how and ability.
A collaborative commerce platform for fashion brands and retailers.
An e-commerce platform that gives customers access to exclusive, limited edition designs by emerging fashion designers.
A digital retail boutique and blog that helps today’s busy women dress for all of life’s events, sports and travel outings.
For more information, visit conferences.fashinvest.com and fashinvest.com.