The Stylematic team and I really enjoyed the ‘Fashion+TechSF‘ event. We were surprised by the fascination of the fashion community with the uses of technology. As a result of our talk, we have established incredibly valuable connections. In fact, I just had coffee with a former model and fashion entrepreneur that we connected with at the event. These forums are great avenues for bridging two seemingly disparate worlds and there needs to be this kind of cross-talk for true incubation and progress. We look forward to future events! Thank you.
- Karen Song, CEO @ Stylematic
The ‘Fashion+TechSF‘ event was really beneficial for me because I was able to give advice to the eager attendees who wish to start an online fashion business. It is so important to have a community of people where we can share our successes and losses and learn from each other. I connected with many people at the end of the event, and was able to share more information based on their specific questions. I learned a lot from the other panel members, and all in all this was a fabulous networking event!
- Lindsey Sullivan @ Set Boutique
I had a great time talking all things e-commerce with Owen Geronimo, Brad Carrick, and the rest of the speakers. Thanks Owen for putting together a strong panel. SFFAMA looks as strong as ever… I’m looking forward to more events!
- PETER IMAI@ Kim Brushes
Thank you Owen Geronimo and SFFAMA for the opportunity to share my Rodan + Fields business with your members. It was truly an honor to be part of a professionally-run organization that so genuinely embraces the ‘Fashion+TechSF‘ community here in San Francisco. The evening surpassed my expectations as the packed standing-room only was filled with excitement and energy and an audience that was genuinely engaged and interactive.
- DALIA VAISAITE @ Friendly-Fashion
It was a pleasure to present at SFFAMA on Oct 20th at the ‘Fashion+TechSF‘ workshop. The room was packed and the sessions ran long because the audience was so engaged. What sets apart San Francisco fashion scene from some of the other markets is the innovation that happens with designs, business models and technology. It was great to be able to get into advanced topics of running promotions, using partners for marketing, utilizing online resources like DocuSign for eSignatures and Google Analytics. In addition to sharing my knowledge I actually learned quite a bit from other presenters as well. Brad’s innovative way to raising funds for Solz Shoes through IndieGoGo, Jess’s Lam SEO marketing tips from StyleSays and Lindsay Sullivan’s story of starting the Set Buitique were all informative and memorable.
- MIKE BOROZDIN @ DocuTech
“I’ve only known Owen Geronimo for a short time, but am impressed at the effort he puts into SFFAMA. Owen gets to the point and does his best to help entrepreneurs in the local fashion industry understand they have to think about themselves as more than just designers, but business people. He continues to look for ways to blend technology with fashion and is working tirelessly to rejuvenate the fashion industry in San Francisco.”
- JAKE GASAWAY, Stitch Labs
“San Francisco Fashion Mash-Up discussion is an effective way for people to get a deeper, non-biased opinion from people who are living the reality of fashion on a daily basis. Either from a creative or a business point of view, the audience will be amazed by the basic things to which you have to pay attention or do to succeed in the glamorous yet unfair fashion world”
- BACCA DA SILVA
Thank you SFFAMA! It was a pleasure to present our product at Fashion Mash-Up. The feedback and encouragement we have gained from the experience is invaluable. Our team is more inspired than ever, and eager to serve the needs of local fashion merchants and designers in San Francisco… and the world! The Fashion Mash-Up was our initial product presentation (www.omgiluv.it) and we were very happy with the results.
SFFAMA is one of the best resources for anyone in the Bay Area interested in networking with remarkable entrepreneurs in fashion and design. The community SFFAMA is creating in San Francisco is second-to-none, a truly diverse and positive group of fashion savvy doers. I’ve learned so much from attending the Fashion Mash-Up from the incredible speakers who provide invaluable insight on how to effectively navigate the trials and tribulations facing the go-getters of the Bay Area. I’ve also garnered wonderful friendships and colleagues who continue to inform and inspire.
Kudos to SFFAMA! Great Job, Fantastic Event.
- MICHAELLESNIAK, Founder, OMGiLUV.iT
“I got the opportunity to talk about my company ALYLEE.com at Fashion Mash-Up organized by Owen Geronimo on May 19 2011. ALYLEE’s goal is to provide a marketing platform to Fashion Designers, Fashion Bloggers and Stylists so that they can promote themselves and develop their brand name at Zero cost to them.The event was great, very well put together. I got good feedback and generated new ideas and friendships from the event. I recommend anyone into fashion to attend one of these events and expose themselves to the fashion culture of San Francisco. —-
- VISHAL KALIA, CEO Alylee.com
I have had the pleasure of being part of SFFAMA for about a month but it seems much longer as I have made some wonderful contacts with some great networking . SFFAMA Fashion Mash-up is an extremely informative session . It enables the new and aspiring talent with the necessary skills and knowledge for the industry. You meet real people with real goals and challenges. This helps open up new areas of growth and convert the same into reality. From hosting fashion shows to running workshops like portfolio nights and Fashion Mash-Up, to coordination between different departments & maintaining great relations, it is done with excellence, competence and commitment.
Ultimately, SFFAMA settles for nothing less than near perfection when working in a group environment and I think anyone and everyone on board with the team is on path to success. I wish the team the best for all their future endeavors.”
- REETI KOCHHAR @ rbyreeti.com
Fashion Mash-Up is a great event where attendees and speakers are provided an opportunity to discuss a great topic related to fashion industry. This particular session of 05/19/2011 was a session where I along with fellow designers, was given an opportunity as a speaker to talk about our journey of progress from a starter to a point where we are today. The questionnaires put up by host Owen Geronimo covered all aspects of the progress log . We also discussed how-to steps in making it all happen and challenges met to achieve those set goals in a given time frame…We also had a great experience in answering questions in discussion about these aspects with the full-house attendees. All in all I think, Fashion Mash-Up is a great platform for open panel discussion about any topic related to fashion industry. .. I thank everyone involved and look forward to attending many such sessions.
- INDU ARORA, Owner of Rockchiq and Pinkweave
@sffama loved the #FashionMashUp event hosted by Owen Geronimo. Great panel great discussions.
- Vishal Kalia @ Alylee
I very much enjoyed presenting at the FASHION MASH-UP yesterday. The audience was engaging and knowledgeable. As the founder of VIZL, it was rewarding to see an audience of fashion professionals excited about using VIZL for social shopping. I look forward to working with SFFAMA to bring technology, fashion and retail closer, as mobile and social networking become mainstream.
- Prosenjit Sen @ http://www.goVIZL.com
Thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of yesterdays Fashion Mash-Up Seminar. We didn’t know quite what to expect and not being from the “fashion world” we thought we might be out of place. We couldn’t have been more wrong! Owen Geronimo and everyone involved created a space for us to fit right into. Not only were we well received but the ideas, concepts and solutions discussed were fresh new takes on issues that pertain directly to the challenges that our business is dealing with as well. Thanks again.
- Troy Rutt, True Power Inc @ http://truepoweriv.com/
Thank you for inviting us to SFFAMA’s Fashion Mash-Up. We enjoyed meeting you and loved your energy and passion about what you do. We appreciated the time you afforded us to speak about our event. The guest panel was great and really informative. The attendees were lucky to have such an event to help get them jump started. We really enjoyed ourselves and thank you once again for the opportunity!
- Angie & Charles Ansanelli @ Treasure Island Flea
I had an awesome time at the ‘Fashion Mash-Up’ workshop! The energy in the room was really great. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to meet your members and serve as a panelist. Thanks for making it all happen and for including me in the fun.
- Gwendolyn Wright @ The Wright Consultants
The SFFAMA fashion mash-up event went pretty great tonight! It was great seeing all the other bloggers & was really surprised with so much audience interaction! Thanks to everyone who attended! xox
- Maggie Alhadeff @ Mimosas In Bed, 11/18/2010
I had such a great, great time tonight at ‘Fashion Mash-Up’! It was extremely enlightening. You did a fantastic job pulling it all together. So glad that I went, I look forward to the next one.
- Mira Torres @ The Beauty Bohemian
Thanks for inviting us to speak at ‘Fashion Mash-Up’. It was wonderful to meet so many enthusiastic and exciting people and to learn from others. Made a few unexpected connections.
- Naz Saeed @ Zansus Purses
Thank you for the Fashion Tweet-Up event! It was great! I will be attending more. I would love to get into fashion industry and i want to learn more.
- Justyna Wilson @ Moda Epidemic
SFFAMA, I came out of this lecture with an entirely new perspective on the fashion industry and business in general.
- Dino Ynostroza @ Fordie Dinosaur
“Owen Geronimo, I wanted to say that I love the SFFAMA events. It is amazing to me how many people in San Francisco bay ares want fashion information and networking. I am so supportive of what you have created.”
- Joanna Weidenmiller @ 360Fashion Network
“I love ‘The Economics Of Art’ event that SFFAMA hosts every month. It’s a great gathering that really allows San Franciscans to connect with influencers in the areas of fashion, art and marketing. Owen Geronimo really does a great job of bringing great people together for one night each month.”
- Siv Lam @ J. Crewaholics
Owen Geronimo is setting a great example to by creating SFFAMA, the organization it has grown into.SFFAMA is building great avenues for designers and fashion entrepreneurs to meet, collaborate and find resources for their businesses. There is so much energy and a great sense of community associated with this organization. I would like to congratulate and wish all the best for future activities.. !!
- Andy Pandharikar @ ZMorph
Thank You Owen for an awesome panel! And thanks for the cupcakes!
- Alison Messinger @ Eclectic Ala Mode
Hey Owen Geronimo, Thank you for organizing the “How to Start a Business in Fashion” event- as an organizer myself, I know how difficult it is to put together an interesting and informative event- you were able to accomplish both!
- Oleg C @ Founder Blog