Building a Fashion Startup

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Alley Chelsea 119 West 24th Street 2nd floor New York, NY 10011 United States

$20 – $65

Event Description


“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



About the Organizers

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs make faster, easier and smarter decisions about the business tools they use to grow their startups. We want to help entrepreneurs focus on ideas and execution, not infrastructure.

70% of entrepreneurs make their business tool decisions based on the input of their startup peers. More than 200 entrepreneurs and operators have generously contributed their time, stacklists and insights to begin a culture of making this trusted input widely available to the startup community.

What does Stacklist do with this information? First and foremost, we pass this primary source information through to the startup community so that reviews are accessible by common categories and tool searches. We also synthesize and curate what we learn from interviews with founders to provide recommendations based on startup size, stage, experience, industry and other relevant factors.

This is only the beginning. These many entrepreneurs have made their stacklists public so that the startup community will not only benefit but also reciprocate by sharing their own stacklists.

We can’t wait to hear from you! Email us to share your stacklist!

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