Panel Discussion [clear filter]
Friday, June 27

2:00pm CDT

Future of Fashion Tech Panel

Danielle Drabkin

Chief Sales Officer, Pretty Quick
Danielle graduated from George Washington University and pursued a Finance career while simultaneously getting a part time MBA at DePaul. She inadvertently fell into PrettyQuick through her passion and love for the beauty industry while working in a Private Banking role at Credit Suisse... Read More →

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

The Chicago Tribune
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz covers retail for the Chicago Tribune's business section, which she joined after eight years as a features reporter. On the Tribune's lifestyle staff she wrote chiefly about dating and relationships as well as health, home decor, food and travel. Prior to that... Read More →

Kara Kaplan

Kara spent her early career working as an investment associate at Mesirow Financial and at Angel Street Capital (a boutique private equity and Investment Banking Firm). She then worked in Business Development at ShopTalk, a deal focused aggregator and $30M venture backed start-up... Read More →

Rida Khan

Style TV
Rida Khan founded her company Zee report in 2008 which aimed to provide Fashion Industry news without any subscription costs. Rida recently assumed her role as a CEO of Fashion TV beginning of 2013; Khan does plan on remaining the President of Zee Portal and Zee report, and Chair... Read More →

Rachel Schostak

After years of working in New York fashion industry and studying Fashion Merchandising & Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Rachel’s career path took her to Chicago where she worked as a Style Specialist at DNA 2050, new concept store. Combining her passions for design... Read More →

Nicole Staple

Nicole graduated from Wellesley College and successfully pursued investment banking on the East Coast before catching the startup bug. With a swift move to San Francisco, she joined the market as a venture capital investor, concentrating on technology. The decision to explore business... Read More →

Friday June 27, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm CDT

Future of Social Media Panel and Online Engagement

Andrew Caravella

Sprout Social
Andrew Caravella is vice president of marketing at Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform for business. He leads a rock star team that creates and delivers relevant, engaging content and conversations through multiple forms of media and technology... Read More →

Colleen Kennedy

Enlighten PR
Colleen Kennedy is the founder of Enlighten PR, where she handles strategy and execution of project-based PR campaigns for startups. Prior to launching Enlighten, Colleen led public relations for Lightbank, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, and several of its portfolio companies... Read More →

Joe Matthews

Joe Matthews is co-founder of Tagkast, a social advertising platform that turns event photography into branded content. Prior to Tagkast, Joe co-founded Poggled, an events and daily deals for nightlife, while attending Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Before Kellogg... Read More →

Phil Penton

Phil Penton, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, has had lifelong interests and involvement in the automotive industry. As a former business owner and Vice President, Phil specializes in revenue enhancement through the application of technology into the day to day processes of a... Read More →

Lisa Winning

Founder and CEO, HeTexted Inc.
Lisa Winning is the Founder and CEO of HeTexted Inc. Launched only 18 months ago, and with 1.8 million users, HeTexted gives answers to dating and relationship questions. Lisa and her Co-founder Carrie Henderson McDermott raised a lightning seed round led by the New York Angels' Fund... Read More →

Friday June 27, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654