Philly Fashion Week

Fashion & Tech

Take Two – Mobile & More

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014


  • City CoHo Philly Nexus

    2401 Walnut St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA (map)

  • Prepare yourself for the intersection of fashion and technology once again during Philly Fashion Week and the Philadelphia Collection. It’s a tech talk with a side of fashion, with a panel of CTOs and founders that have various ties to the fashion industry and diverse backgrounds in wearable tech, mobile and online platforms.

    This event takes part in The Philadelphia Collection, which promotes a week-long series of awesome local events during Philadelphia Fashion Week.

    Event Schedule:

    6:00-7:00: Networking with our speakers and other local tech enthusiasts. (And free food! Who doesn’t love free food?)

    7:00-8:00: Panel discussion with our wonderful speakers.

    8:00-8:30: Q&A so you have a chance to ask all of your burning questions!


    Dave Becker l @Dave_Becker

    Founder & CEO of Beacon & Lively

    Dave has over 15 years of experience in software sales and product management. The idea for the Beacon was born when he realized that his wife wasn’t purposely trying to ignore his phone calls…  the phone was just in her purse.  (at least that’s the story.)

    Beacon & Lively makes staying connected effortless and fashionable.  Never miss an important call again.  The Beacon bracelet’s ambient colors and slight vibrations will politely alert you when someone is calling or texting, and with a flick of the wrist you can shut it off. The disruptive days of constantly checking your bag or keeping your phone on the table are finally over. Jewelry? Technology? Yes.
    Roopak Majmudar l @ RoopakMaj

    CTO & Co-founder of PopInShop

    Roopak Majmudar is the CTO and co-founder of PopInShop, an online marketplace where fashion brands and boutiques can collaborate on alternative retail formats such as pop-ups, trunk shows and consignment.  He was previously a founder / early team member of 2 other startups, leading product development in the IT, healthcare and travel industries.  Prior to becoming a serial entrepreneur, Roopak worked in Product Engineering at Comcast, managing end-to-end delivery of video solutions to over 20 million customers.  Roopak has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
    Ryan Erfer l @Colabination

    Co-founder & CFO of Colabination

    As Co-founder and CFO, Ryan is in charge of finance and operations for Colabination. He has worked in Venture Capital at SeventySix Capital in addition to working at 3 previous startups. Ryan also worked on Wall Street at UBS Investment Bank in the Consumer Products & Retail division. He graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with a degree in finance and strategic management consulting. Erfer is always open for collaboration and meeting others in Philadelphia’s vibrant tech community. Connect at: [masked].
    Scott Wasserman l @ScottLWasserman

    Founder & CTO of Artisan

    Scott Wasserman is Founder and CTO of Artisan, which works with fashion-forward companies like Rue La La and Urban Outfitters.  In this role, he helped create the industry’s first Mobile Experience Management platform, and he continues to lead technical development of Artisan’s cloud-based software solutions. Wasserman has more than 20 years of experience founding and working with entrepreneurial high-technology companies. Over two decades, he has led the creation and development of successful mobile, RFID, intelligent device, consumer software, and Internet-based systems. He and his engineering teams have delivered projects for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kodak, Sony, Maytag, Verizon, Advanta, Intuit, and other Fortune 500 companies, and have won numerous industry awards for software and design. Scott was the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Stitch Networks, BizEquity and QuiqMeds, and was Chief Technology Officer of e-brilliance and Transmogrify. In 2010, Scott founded Artisan to power the next wave of mobile innovation.

    Scott also volunteers at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute at Temple, has served on numerous advisory boards for startups in the region, and is on the board of the Wilmington University Game Design & Development School, and The Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia.

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    QS World MBA Tour

    MBA Admissions Event in Philly – Tuesday, September 16th

    The world’s leading business schools are in Philadelphia to meet with you on Tuesday, September 16th. This is your chance to meet with top local and international b-schools, such as: Cornell University, Washington University, George Washington University, Northeastern, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Bentley, Arizona State University, Penn State, American, Vanderbilt, Hult, IE and many more.

    Register now to apply for $1.7M of exclusive MBA scholarships, network with top tier MBA alumni from Wharton and Harvard, get advice on your MBA applications and essays and speak face to face with top local and international business schools.

    Register now:

    Free Entry for Tech in Motion Philadelphia members. Register online and bring this email on the day as proof.

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