|When: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 from 5:30 – 9pm
Where: The Offices of Hodgson Russ LLP
1540 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY
NYCwomen.connect is an intimate forum and networking series designed to showcase female entrepreneurs from an array of industries before an audience of 100 to 150 male and female investors, business leaders, and other service professionals committed to promoting and supporting women in business.
Beth Schoenfeldhas been a friend and mentor to entrepreneurs around the world for over ten years, contributing to the launch of thousands of businesses. Beth has successfully launched four profitable businesses culminating in her latest venture: FundedBuy. Due to her reputation as a cutting edge thinker and expert on starting and growing businesses, some of the world’s top media have turned to Beth for her insights into the latest trends among entrepreneurs and startups. Beth has been featured in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Elle, the TODAY show, The Street, and MSNBC. In 2010 Beth received the Distinguished Alumnae Award presented by Columbia Business School and Columbia Women in Business.
After graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and earning her MBA from Columbia University, Beth developed marketing and sales programs for major international brands including Clinique, American Express, and iBeauty.com. She went on to establish the highly successful learning solutions company FLOinc, then co-founded Ladies Who Launch (LWL). Beth grew this lifestyle and business-focused media company to over 53 cities and over 100,000 members. Beth left LWL to found Collective-E, a unique member-based entrepreneurs’ agency and brand community. With Beth’s latest venture FundedBuy, she has partnered with LaunchTime to build a platform that gives startups access to volume discounts and the very best service from top vendors. FundedBuy has already saved startups hundreds of thousands of dollars in operating costs and countless hours in research and negotiation. Recently, Beth joined the LaunchTime team as a Venture Partner.
AbbeyPost uses innovative 3D body scan technology and real-time-manufacturing processes to create and curate a collection of beautiful, well made Plus Size wardrobe basics that fit perfectly. There are 70 million Plus Size women in the US alone, and they spend $18B on apparel each year. But Plus Size women struggle to find attractive, well made apparel that really fits. We’re changing all that with our 3D body scanning tech which accurately & quickly scans the shopper’s body and allows us to real-time manufacture items that perfectly fit her specific measurements & shape. Domestic production and advanced manufacturing means delivery in 2 weeks, at department store prices. We’re starting with Plus Size, as it’s the most underserved market, but we can easily translate this solution to all of online retail.
Rank & Style simplifies shopping by bringing our users unbiased, data-driven top ten lists of the best fashion and beauty products. Our top ten lists are created utilizing an algorithm that methodically researches and aggregates data from the stores, fashion blogs and style magazines our users trust. Each list captures the top ten items within a defined category (e.g., skinny jeans, natural shampoos, running sneakers) to help users find the best products based on their popularity, quality, value, trendiness and “buzz” factor. Essentially, Rank & Style aspires to be the first (trendy) Consumer Reports for fashion and beauty. Science has never been so stylish!
5 – 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Cocktail and networking reception
6:15 – 6:25 p.m. Introduction, Cathy Fleming, partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
6:25 – 7 p.m. Keynote speaker, Beth Schoenfeld, Venture Partner, LaunchTime
7 – 7:45 p.m. Company Presentations by:
Cynthia Shames, Founder & CEO, AbbeyPost
Sarika Doshi. CEO & Co-Founder, Rank & Style
7:45 – 9 p.m. Networking