SEATTLE – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Fashwire, a two-sided global fashion marketplace, is pleased to announce the top 10 finalists for its inaugural FashPitch competition. Fashwires More than 300 fashion designers from over 35 countries were invited to submit a presentation request to some of the most influential people in the fashion, tech and gaming industries, while competing for the chance to win a grand prize of $ 10,000 to help support their businesses.
Finalists will have the opportunity to share their stories, the inspiration behind their brands, how these unprecedented times impacted their businesses and how they would use the money. In the interactive competition, viewers will have the opportunity to vote on the outcome with the esteemed panel of judges who will make the final decision. The three winning scholarships include a 3rd place prize of $ 1,500, a 2nd place prize of $ 2,500 and a 1st place grand prize of $ 10,000.
It is my great pleasure to announce the finalists for Fashwires’ very first FashPitch competition. Our premier pitch competition brings together the skills, connections and platforms of industry experts who have a deep understanding of their business, said Kimberly Carney, Founder and CEO of Fashwire. It is essential that we fulfill Fashwires’ philanthropic mission by helping our designers while continuing to embrace our entrepreneurial spirit.
I am honored and honored to moderate Fashwire’s first FashPitch contest, said Hooman Hamzeh, CEO of DevelopingNow and Development Partner of Fashwire. Working alongside incredible industry experts with the Fashwire Advisory Board has allowed us to merge the information we’ve accumulated with the valuable insights into consumer behavior to create the next-generation platform for the Fashwire industry. fashion.
Fashwire has received applicants all over the world including Canada, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, USA, etc. Special congratulations to our 10 finalists who will present their solutions at the online event on Tuesday December 1stst, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST.
This pitch contest gives Fashwire the opportunity to connect and strategize with designers around the world, explained Sebrie Springs, global vice president of fashion at Fashwire. At a time when people are feeling disconnected, this event is a great opportunity for the Fashwire creator community to connect and share their brand stories around a good cause for the chance to win funding for their businesses. . It’s amazing how much support we provide to our designer community.
The ten finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
- Counter-Alle, France
- Guadalupe design, UNITED STATES
- Kate S. Mensah, UNITED STATES
- Kynsho, UNITED STATES
- Maneesha Ruia, India
- MOOV, Canada
- NYLA Shoes, UNITED STATES
- Reer3, Germany
- REFLEXONE, UK
- Shannon Cart, UNITED STATES
The 10 finalists will have the unique opportunity to present to recognized leaders and influencers in the retail and tech industry, including Karsten Newbury, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer of Gerber Technology and a member of the Advisory Board of Fashwire; Torrie Dorrell, VP of Digital Marketing for Pokemon and a member of the Fashwire Advisory Board; Sharifa Murdock, co-founder of Liberty Fairs and CEO of ENVSN; Tommy Fazio, Fashion Director NuORDER; Stephanie Horton, Google Consumer Marketing Director, Commerce; and Sean Spellman, fashion editor and brand consultant. Kimberly Carney, Founder and CEO of Fashwire and Hooman Hamzeh, CEO of DevelopingNow and Fashwire Development Partner will serve as moderators.
I’m really excited to be an industry judge for the global launch of FashPitch. Through this initiative, Fashwire is true to its unique value of connecting designers with people and technology for more success, said Karsten Newbury, chief strategy and digital officer at Gerber Technology and judge of the pitch competition. The opportunity for applicants to receive feedback from leaders in technology and fashion as well as the overall exposure they receive is invaluable. The cash prize is an added bonus for the winners, allowing them to invest in the growth of their brands.
The Fashwire FashPitch competition focuses on what excites me, elevating new brands in the womens and menswear space that have a distinct point of view and passion for storytelling, said Sharifa Murdock, co-founder of Liberty Fairs and CEO of ENVSN. competition judge. Having worked with some of the most prestigious fashion brands in the world, I see the passion of these designers here. It is an honor to sit among my colleagues and support the next generation of talent.
COVID-19 has changed the fashion landscape. It’s such an honor to be a part of Fashwires’ efforts to support these fashion designers in these uncertain times, said Tommy Fazio, NuORDER fashion director and judge of the pitch competition. I am delighted to review the work of these talented designers. I am particularly delighted with the diversity of the participants and look forward to meeting the top 10 finalists at the pitch event on December 1st.
Encouraging and supporting the next generation of designers and giving them both the financial and mentoring support they need is vital for the fashion industry. Fashwire’s FashPitch competition allows us to do both and puts designers on a global stage, rewarding them for their innovative and creative skills, explained Sean Spellman, fashion editor and brand consultant and judge of the pitch competition.
Register in advance for this live event on December 1st, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST;
The global Fashwires platform provides its portfolio of more than 300 designers from more than 35 countries with vital information on patterns of consumer buying behavior. A two-sided marketplace, Fashwire is a B2B data hub to manage consumer demand and increase profitability. For consumers, the Fashwires B2C shopping platform creates a compelling interactive experience by combining fun and immersive swipe voting with the ability to instantly influence the designer. Giving designers valuable real-time information through a fun and seamless user experience is what makes Fashwire the digital leader in global real-time business intelligence. The company has raised $ 2.5 million to date and is backed by a range of leading angel investors. For more information visit Fashwire at www.fashwire.com. You can find us on social media by liking Fashwire on Facebook and follow Fashwire on Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and TIC Tac.
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