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Thursday, October 4 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Design Track | Launching Your Fashion Start-up ATX Style (@ WeWork Barton Springs)

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This roundtable discussion is the perfect place to learn about how to launch a fashion (tech) start-up in a non-fashion capital. We'll discuss what makes Austin's fashion and creative industries unique, the resources that are available to support you, and how to overcome the challenges of building a fashion brand.

We don't often think of new fashion brands as start-ups, but the reality is that they often feature some of the best characteristics of great start-up brands: flexibility, creativity, strong brand story, quick prototyping, and the ability to pivot. This event will explore these characteristics as we consider how to leverage your strengthens in an effort to scale your fashion (tech) start-up.

This event is for anyone participating in the fashion and creative industries in Austin: whether they are launching a new fashion label, a tech solution for the fashion industry, or a new retail concept. We'll discuss how the changes in the global fashion industry are creating new opportunities for entrepreneurship in fashion, and how to start taking advantage of the distinctive opportunities that building a fashion brand in Austin offers.

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Jennifer E. S. Millspaugh, PhD

Founder, Austin Fashion Initiative
Talk to me about fashion and fashion-tech in Austin. I'm pulling together Austin's fashion industry through network building and cross-sector collaboration. If you'd like to learn more about our awesome activities at Austin Fashion Initiative to elevate Austin's fashion economy globally... Read More →

Thursday October 4, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
WeWork Barton Springs 801 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704