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Thursday, July 17 (03:00 PM) @ Dumbo Spot




Cost:  $160
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Dumbo Spot, 160 Water St, Brooklyn
The semi-annual Social Retail Summits are bootstrapped evening conferences for 70 to 100 next-generation retailers, brand builders, developers, designers, makers, marketers and 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 and representatives of groundbreaking brands including Awl & Sundry, Modavanti, Combatant Gentlemen, Vallarino Saltonstall, Modalyst and 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 and CEO of Awl & Sundry, an online fashion brand that allows men to create made-to-order shoes.
Vishaal Melwani is co-founder and CEO of Combatant Gentlemen, a vertically-integrated online menswear company offering high-quality essentials at unreasonably fair prices.

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

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


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

Dax Dasilva is the founder and 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 and 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 and 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 and established designers.
Jill Sherman is the co-founder and CEO of Modalyst, a curated, online b2b marketplace connecting accessories designers and 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 and opportunities within the commercial side of fashion.

8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues
Drinks + networking
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