Networking with *hot* people and cool products at Fashion+TechSF July 19th Workshop
A capacity crowd attended Fashion+TechSF‘s July 19th product presentation and industry networking workshop at Pigment Cosmetics. Product presentations included FoldiMate‘s smart clothes-folding robotic appliance, coming soon to smart laundromats and discerning retailer locations, and Unplugged Goods‘ modern tech-themed totes and product basics perfect for digital lifestyles. Industry group Atelier Advisors covered the ABCs of advisory boards and funding for entrepreneurs, while Stewart Keller, E-ttorney at Law™, gave an entertaining presentation on the ABCs of fashion copyrights and trademarks. The Google+ team are fans of fashion (and sports!) officially and are co-hosting a workshop for creative communities with Fashion+TechSF at FIDMSF on August 8th (RSVP here).
HipSwap, the mobile and web marketplace, “sort of an eBay & Craigslist meets Pinterest,” is rapidly gaining traction in the SF Bay Area and we all hope to see their *FAB* trucks and delivery service rolling down Lombard Street soon. Goodwillion, a new startup where you can buy and sell meetings to help charities and nonprofits, landed in San Francisco after a stellar launch in Belarus. Mikita Mikado, the young surfer serial entrepreneur behind Goodwillion, encouraged SFFAMA Inc‘s Owen Geronimo, Brad Carrick and Robert Burns Nixon to auction meetings you can bid on *right now* at Goodwillion.com/lot/14233.
A great entrant into the “virtual fitting room” marathon is young rockstar John Rocha, Co-founder of myFIT, with a surprisingly elegant solution that might be in your house already? Who knew MS could be cutting edge again? Rounding out the product roadshow was RoundTeam, described by one observer as “a free automatic retweet service of only relevant tweets for building communities” and “Very cool.” You can check out the Fashion+TechSF RoundTeam “room” and find out who tweeted what at twitter.com/fashiontechroom.
Finally, on the topic of education, nonprofits and multimedia (a topic dear to SFFAMA Inc. as an educational nonprofit ourselves), Wolf Price of Wanderwolf Media, previewed his documentary film to raise awareness for his education initiative for young women in Nepal. We wish Wanderwolf Media all the best and you can view the film at WithinTheFourWalls.com and the blog at Wanderwolf.com. A campaign with Indiegogo is in the works with marketing support by SFFAMA, Inc.
Also, in attendance, were Solz Shoes Founder and SFFAMA’s business developer Brad Carrick, Hey.com journalist Dane Golden, SFMarketing Girl Kara Hugglestone, and Startup Monthly’s Yuri Rabinovich and Vadim Slavin.