SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#brands–FashWire is pleased to announce the Top 7 Finalists for its inaugural FashPitch Competition. FashWire’s 400+ fashion designers from 40+ countries were invited to apply to pitch in front of some of the most influential leaders in the fashion, lifestyle and tech industries, while competing for the chance to claim a grand prize of $10,000 USD to assist in supporting their businesses.
The finalists will have the opportunity to share their stories, the inspiration behind their brands, how these unprecedented times have impacted their businesses and how they would use the money. In the interactive competition, viewers will be given the opportunity to vote on the outcome along with the panel of esteemed judges who will be making the final decision. The three winner grants include a 3rd place prize of $1,000 USD, a 2nd place prize of $2,000 USD and a grand 1st place prize of $10,000 USD.
“It is my great pleasure to announce the finalists of FashWire’s FashPitch Competition at PROJECT Las Vegas. The FashPitch Competition focuses on what I feel passionately about, elevating new brands in the women’s and men’s fashion space who have a distinct point of view and passion for storytelling,” said Kimberly Carney, FashWire CEO and Founder. “It is essential that we fulfill FashWire’s philanthropic mission by helping our designers while continuing to embrace our entrepreneurial spirit. Having worked with some of the world’s most prestigious fashion brands, I see the passion here amongst these designers.”
“Fashion is an industry that uniquely demands everything you have to give. Thinking back to the years I spent at the Fung Group, and now as moderator of FashWire’s FashPitch Competition at PROJECT Las Vegas, I’m excited to come full circle to where it all starts — these talented, relentless entrepreneurs with a vision and a story,” said Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research CEO and Founder. “From the contestants’ viewpoint, the opportunity to receive feedback from leaders in technology and fashion, as well as the overall exposure they receive at PROJECT in Las Vegas, is a priceless addition to the prize money winners will be able to reinvest in their growing brands and businesses.”
FashWire received applicants worldwide, including Belgium, Colombia, Italy, Spain, The United States, and more. A special congratulations to our 7 finalists that will be pitching their brands live on stage at PROJECT at the Las Vegas Convention Center on August 10th, 2021, at 4PM PDT.
The 7 Finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
The 7 finalists will have the unique opportunity to pitch in front of recognized executives and influencers in the retail and tech industry, including Guia Golden, FashWire Advisory Board Member; Hooman Hamzeh, DevelopingNow CEO and FashWire Development Partner; Leah Kyle, Omnidian Head of People and Culture and FashWire Advisory Board Member; Mike Osorio, Tori Richard Vice President of Retail and Marketing and FashWire Advisory Board Member; Peter Krauss, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation President and CEO; and Trish Davidson, Fitness and Wellness Expert and Stylist. Deborah Weinswig, the CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, will serve as the event’s moderator.
“It is vital for the fashion industry to foster and support the next generation of fashion designers and give them both the financial and mentoring support that they need. FashWire’s FashPitch competition allows us to do both and puts designers on the PROJECT stage, rewarding them for their innovative and creative skills,” explained Hooman Hamzeh, DevelopingNow CEO and FashWire Development Partner.”
“Our FashPitch competition brings together the skills, connections and platforms of industry experts who have a deep understanding of their businesses,” said Sebrie Springs, FashWire Global Head of Community. “It is such an honor to be part of FashWire’s efforts to support these fashion designers during these uncertain times.”
The live event will be held with a cocktail reception in the Las Vegas Convention Center at PROJECT’s Education Hub in Central Hall Concourse from 4PM – 5PM PDT.
FashWire’s high-growth two-sided discovery and shopping marketplace provides its portfolio of designers and brands vital data into consumer shopping behavior patterns. Giving fashion designers real-time valuable insights through a seamless user experience makes FashWire the digital front runner in consumer global business intelligence. For consumers, FashWire creates a compelling interactive experience by combining immersive swipe voting and social integration to influence the designer instantly. Through its market-leading app and web experience, FashWire customers can shop a curated edit of 25,000+ products, sourced from over 400 contemporary designers and brands from 40+ countries. The company has raised $3M to date, recently launched GlossWire in the multibillion-dollar beauty industry and is backed by a range of all-star private angel investors in the beauty, fashion, and tech spaces. For more information, visit FashWire at www.fashwire.com and download the FashWire mobile app at the App Store or Google Play Store.
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