About this project
WHY CONTRIBUTE TO THIS CROWDFUND?
1. Access valuable education for cheap.
We are opening the doors to the Freestyle Fashion Conference experience on September 27th in NYC and October 11th in Washington, DC via six dedicated live streams, and giving access to our full database of videos.
Some of our respected educators:
Featured Upcoming Classes: Click descriptions for full details.
Wearable Tech & The Future of Commerce w/ Third Wave Fashion
Build a Successful, Data-Driven Commerce Brand w/ Tycoon
Fashion Tech Investment Fireside Chat w/ Comcast Ventures & FashInvest
Luxury Market; Working w/ Big Box Retail w/ Saks Fifth Avenue
Kickstart Your Brand w/ Kickstarter
Work Smarter by Leveraging Technology w/ Netcurate
Accelerate Your Growth w/ NY Fashion Tech Lab
Digital Marketing Hacks w/ Search Decoder
Building a Badass Brand w/ Worstofall Design & Madoff Productions
Pop Up Retail Strategy Hack w/ Lion'esque Group
Relationship Strategy & Your Brand w/ Small Pond Enterprises
Email Marketing - Building Relationships that Sell w/ Fashmark
Cost & Price Your Fashion Product w/ HumanB Designer Consulting
Mobile Search For Local Business w/ ELM Consulting
2. Tap Into NYC's Ecosystem via Pavan Bahl.
Labeled as one of the 20 Awesome People in the New York Tech Scene You Need to Know About, Pavan is an effective connector amongst fashion, retail, and tech innovators. He serves as a gatekeeper to a network of helpful professionals that can push your business forward.
Looking to be introduced to NYC based media, commerce platforms, retailers, etc.? This is an incredible opportunity to do just that. Pavan will be offering one on one consulting to help identify your company's goals, and connect you with folks that can help you meet them!
Our Partner Communities:
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3. Join an Altruistic Grass Roots Movement that Supports Innovation, Hard Work, and Outstanding Service.
Open Source Fashion has been producing valuable educational experiences for our community of helpful innovators since our first event in April 2011. Glitz and glamour has never been a motivator. We pride ourselves on how engaged, supportive, and appreciative our audience is of our efforts to extend genuine help and opportunity for our community.
This entire network has been built as a passion project. A passion to support innovation, hard work, and outstanding service. Join our tribe, and help us grow!
If we hit $7,000 and you've pledged $50 or more, we will send you the OS Fashion COLLAB Tee. You can also choose this as a reward level.
We polled our past attendees, and it's clear that they found the Freestyle Fashion Conference to be a valuable program:
HOW WILL WE SPEND THIS MONEY?
We need these funds to provide accommodations for our speakers and guests in Washington, DC. These funds will also go towards investing in the hardware and software required to deliver a quality live streaming experience.
WHY NOT JUST FIND SPONSORS TO FUND THIS?
Oh, why...I'm glad you asked! We are trying to keep free of influencing sponsorships. A big reason why attendees love the culture and experience of our program, is because they don't feel as if they are sitting through a day long sales pitch.
We do not accept any form of payment to speak at a Freestyle Fashion Conference. Speakers are vetted specifically because of their unique expertise as it relates to business development. In order to grow, we are testing out this whole crowdfund thing.
Just a few of our previous speakers:
Risks and challenges
We have built relationships with professional video platform hosts and live stream access providers to edit and support our video content. They have delivered live stream access to thousands of events, and we look forward to working with them to provide the highest quality video content. For access to the recorded videos, please allow 5-6 days after the DC conference on October 11th for our professional team to review/edit/publish for your viewing pleasure.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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