SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED FASHION & TECH COMPANIES ARE STRONG CONTENDERS AT FASHINVEST CAPITAL CONFERENCE
Fashion Inspires More (FIM) had the opportunity to partner with the inaugural FashInvest Miami Capital Conference held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Miami International University of Art Design. The goal of the conference was to provide startup brands and fashion tech companies with the opportunity to meet interested investors in a quick pitch format with goals of forming strategic partnerships, acquiring potential funding and exploring growth opportunities.
FIM welcomed FashInvest to Miami and worked to get the word out to local South Florida companies. For our budding fashion and tech community, this was an opportunity not to be missed. With hundreds of applicants from around the world, a select few local standouts where front and center making Miami a fashion and tech player to contend with.
Local notable companies, some of which we’ve had the opportunity to work with and have participated in FIM events in the past, include Fitting Room Social, Juntos, Style Blox, Inc., Flat Out of Heels, and Hair Construction, Inc. to name a few.
Other companies to watch who had great pitches and a business to boot included Accompany, Agorique, Ginger Straps, Not Your Average Basic, Trend Truck, Pin & Tucker, The Impression, and Salvatos.
The conference spanned over two days beginning with a coaching day to help companies prep. The event also featured great panel discussion with industry leaders and top investors in fashion. FIM founder Grace M. Castro had the opportunity to moderate “The Innovators: A View from the Trenches” a panel discussion to address the trends, challenges and opportunities within ecommerce, mobile technologies and data.
We wish all the presenting companies much success in follow-up communications with attending investors and we look forward to working with local South Florida companies to get ready for next year’s FashInvest Capital Conference.