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Pitch at SXSW V2Venture 2014

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The San Francisco Bay Area did a great job at the recent SXSW Accelerator pitch competition in Austin. Overall, out of 500 global applications, 30% of finalists in all categories were from SF and 38% in the Wearable Tech category. San Francisco startups Skully Helmets and Thrive On ended up winning the Wearable Tech and Health Tech categories. The next great showcase opportunity is the SXSW V2Venture startup pitch competition – submission deadline is this Friday 4/11/2014. SXSW V2Venture takes place in Las Vegas this July. Visit to enter today.

Fashion Tech Week 2014 #FTW14

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[SAN FRANCISCO] San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance, Inc. (SFFAMA) announces Fashion Tech Week 2014 February 24 – March 2, 2014.


FASHION TECH WEEK #FTW14 [ ] represents the new vanguard in the convergence of fashion, technology and innovation, as the most pivotal fashion week platform to watch from the innovation and creative capital of the world – San Francisco. See Week Schedule ]

FASHION TECH WEEK includes a Press and VIP Opening Reception, SF Fashion Lab: Fashion Pitch Competition, Dapperhood SF | Silicon Valley Men’s Style Event, WearTechCon: WearableTech Demo Night, Project SF: The Art of Fashion, Retail Tech Summit: The Future of Retail Tech , and Fashion Bloggers Connect with SHE Talks Forum – all featuring fashion, design and technology brands, startups and thought leaders, showcasing leading developments from all sectors of the World’s Leading Fashion Tech, Retail Tech and Wearable Tech Eco-system right here in San Francisco.

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Fashion+TechSF 4th Year Anniversary #FTSF4YA #FashionTechSF


Celebrate Fashion+TechSF 4th Year Anniversary ‪#‎FTSF4YA‬‪#‎FashionTechSF‬ w/ us on Jan. 29th at General Assembly — FEATURING : Anubha Design / Cortexica / Dhanya Gutta / Elephanti / Fashion Bloggers Connect / Fashion Finder / Future Tech Wear / GPop / infrastructure Upgrade / Ines Bauden / Katie Campbell / Law on The Runway / Makeup by Jake / Mimoona / NV Blue / Raf9 / Runnur / SF Fashion Lab / Stylend / The Nifty / VXNSTA and more….RSVP HERE! 

Retail Tech Forum on “Consumer Innovation and Defining the Brand Experience”

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SFFAMA, Retail Tech Summit and General Assembly invite you to an up-to-the-minute holiday panel discussion on “Consumer Innovation and Defining the Brand Experience” with industry thought leaders from SAP, Levi Strauss & Co, Betabrand, AvenueCode, Iron Creative and the Retail Design Institute on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6PM

Fashion, retail, brands, technology, innovation – what does it all mean for consumers, companies and startups? San Francisco is home to iconic brands, leaders in technology and innovation, the best creative professional demographic and the most developed startup economy in the world – Retail Tech Forum is working towards the synergistic interaction of established companies and startups in retail as a catalyst for new paradigms in innovation and the development of the innovation eco-system for retail technology in SF.

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Thoughts from San Francisco Fashion Week ® 2013 – Retail Tech Panel

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[ Article Written by: Kenneth Leung

At the San Francisco Fashion Week this week I was priveleged to be part of the Retail Tech Panel on retail, technology, and fashion.  Moderated by Matt Cooke head of User Experience at Iron Creative, the panel included:

We covered a wide range of subjects on retail, stores, technologies, fashion and Silicon Valley.  Here is some of the highlights.  The meeting was very free form and there was a lot of interactions and unstaged questions.  I am going with what I remembered and some of the pre-arranged questions:

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