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With Jill Sherman (Founder, Modalyst), Sari Azout (Founder, Bib+Tuck), Dax Dasilva (Founder, Lightspeed). 50% off w/ code GarysGuide.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 03:00 PM    Cost: $160
Dumbo Spot, 160 Water St, Brooklyn

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The semi-annual Social Retail Summits are bootstrapped evening conferences for 70 to 100 next-generation retailers, brand builders, developers, designers, makers, marketers & investors.

Social Retail Summit #7 is supported by LightSpeed, the leading provider of end-to-end, cross-channel retail management solutions. Founder Dax Dasilva will moderate the pop-up panel.

Panelists at the Summit include founders & representatives of groundbreaking brands including Awl & Sundry, Modavanti, Combatant Gentlemen, Vallarino Saltonstall, Modalyst & Intermix.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

3.00 pm - Doors open
Coffee + intro videos

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1
Building a men's brand online


Nikunj Marvania is the founder & CEO of Awl & Sundry, an online fashion brand that allows men to create made-to-order shoes.
Vishaal Melwani is co-founder & CEO of Combatant Gentlemen, a vertically-integrated online menswear company offering high-quality essentials at unreasonably fair prices.

Eli Katz is the founder & CEO of TheEmob, a trade association & private network of mid-market ecommerce retailers, representing over $1 billion in online revenue.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2
Pop-ups & experiential retail


Melissa Gonzalez is the founder of the Lionesque Group, specializing in brand activation & pop-up retail experiences.
Rebecca Fitts is the founder of Pop-up Marketing, helping retailers to plan & implement their next retail pop-up experience.
Vanessa Vallarino is a fashion designer & partner in Vallarino Saltonstall, an up-and-coming independent American fashion label.
Hattie Saltonstall is a fashion designer & partner in Vallarino Saltonstall, an up-and-coming independent American fashion label.

Dax Dasilva is the founder & CEO of Lightspeed, a fully integrated, inventory-centric retail system that moves seamlessly from the front counter, to online, to wherever customers are.

5.20 - 6.00 pm - Networking break
Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.40 pm - Keynote

6.40 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3
Developing your brand story


Monica Noh is the founder & fashion designer behind Carte Blanche, a crowd-sourced womenswear brand that allows users to choose the styles that go into production.
Gaia DiLoreto is the founder of By Brooklyn, the only store dedicated to the sale of fine goods made across the great Borough of Brooklyn.
David Dietz is founder & CEO of Modavanti, an online retailer for stylish sustainable fashion.

7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4
Rethinking fashion retail


Shivika Sinha is an E-commerce Marketing Manager at Intermix, a multi-brand fashion retailer with the finest mix of emerging & established designers.
Jill Sherman is the co-founder & CEO of Modalyst, a curated, online b2b marketplace connecting accessories designers & independent boutiques.
Sari Azout is co-founder of Bib + Tuck, a highly curated community of shoppable personal closets.


Rachel Ginsberg is the Managing Editor of Brand + Commercial, a strategic resource focused on the challenges & opportunities within the commercial side of fashion.

8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues
Drinks + networking
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