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.
Rebecca Fitts is the founder of Pop-up Marketing, helping retailers to plan and implement their next retail pop-up experience.
Julia Macalaster is Marketing Manager at Mack Weldon, a menswear brand focused on Premium Basics, smart designs, performance-based fabrics and superior functionality.
Melissa Gonzalez is the founder of the Lionesque Group, specializing in brand activation and pop-up retail experiences.
Jill Sherman is the co-founder and CEO of Modalyst, a curated, online b2b marketplace connecting accessories designers and independent boutiques.
David Dietz is founder and CEO of Modavanti, an online retailer for stylish sustainable fashion.
Rachel Ginsberg is the Managing Editor of Brand + Commercial, a strategic resource focused on the challenges and opportunities within the commercial side of fashion.
Nat Disston is the founder of VoyVoy, a New York based brand that designs, manufactures, and curates creative and cool clothing for guys.
Sari Bibliowicz is co-founder of Bib + Tuck, a highly curated community of shoppable personal closets.
Vishaal Melwani is co-founder and CEO of Combatant Gentlemen, a vertically-integrated online menswear company focused on offering high-quality essentials at unreasonably fair prices.
Shivika Sinha is an E-commerce Marketing Manager at Intermix, a multi-brand fashion retailer with the finest mix of emerging and established designers.
Vanessa Vallarino is a principal and designer of Vallarino-Saltonstall, an American Made Women's Contemporary Clothing line.
Hattie Saltonstall is a principal and designer of Vallarino-Saltonstall, an American Made Women's Contemporary Clothing line.
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.
Nikunj Marvania is the founder and CEO of Awl & Sundry, an online fashion brand that allows men to create made-to-order shoes.
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.
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.
Eric Ho is the founder of miLES, opening underused storefronts in the Lower East Side to new possibilities, with classes, events, co-working, and short-term space rentals.
Corinne Vielle is CEO at Vielle + Frances, a premier luxury furniture store for some of the worlds top interior designers, consumers, celebrities, home stagers, commercial offices and more.
Kristina Drury is the founder of TYTHEdesign, a collaborative design strategy firm that helps organizations enhance their impact in the social sector.
Matt Friesen is co-founder and CEO of Wantering, a fashion search engine that connects shoppers with 120 e-commerce retailers all in one place.
Jamal Motlagh is co-founder and CEO at Acustom Apparel, a men's brand that uses innovative digital technologies to craft custom clothing.
Peter Smith is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Made Close, a Brooklyn-based startup building the world's largest shoppable database of local brands and locally made goods.
Bobby Stephens is the President and COO of BucketFeet, an online retailer of artist-designed footwear, wearable art that meshes awesome shoes and up-and coming global artists.
Greg Spielberg is founder of Imagination in Space, an NYC-based startup that creates pop ups with entrepreneurial artists, creative brands and innovative makers.
Jamie Falkowski is Marketing Director for Alldayeveryday, a creative company that has produced experiential retail projects for Levi's, Nicola Formichetti, Alexander Wang and others.
Jessica Binns is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to Apparel Magazine, a monthly publication focused on the business and technology of the fashion ecosystem.
Pavan Bahl is the founder of Open Source Fashion, a community of helpful innovators working within fashion, retail, and technology.