Jackie Trebilcock is the Director of New York Fashion Tech Labs (NYFTL) in New York City. She runs the fashion tech accelerator, connects founders with her network of insiders and selects participants of the accelerator.
Melissa Chu spent eight years in Hong Kong, where she started and has seen huge success of her startup RUMI X, an eco-conscious yoga apparel brand, named for the late 13th century Sufi theologian. RUMI X is known for the sustainability of it's manufacturing materials, and creates positive impact by leveraging recycled plastic bottles and coffee grounds to create of of its beautiful wears.
Amanda Curtis is a co-founder of designer-direct fashion platform Nineteenth Amendment, which connects customers with the best designers from around the world and offers exclusive access to their collections at pre-sale prices. Garments are made post order, eliminating the significant waste the fashion industry is known for.
Angelia Müller, the Chinese-Japanese-German New Yorker who has developed tech accelerators and investment vehicles from New York to San Francisco, is an absolute force to be reckoned with. Below, Angie talks about the evolution of IoT (internet of things), wearing multiple hats successfully and choosing to join an accelerator.