We're diving into October with two West Coast events we've been excited about for months: Seattle Startup Week and Fashion Tech Forum. Here's where we'll be — and where to grab tickets so you can join us!
Seattle Startup Week
Techstars Startup Week™ Seattle offers five days of exciting events to connect and empower its local entrepreneurial community. Organized by volunteers who are experts in their fields, this annual celebration of Seattle's vibrant startup culture can't be missed.
The State of Retail: Trend Tracking and Forecasting for Small Retailers
Tuesday, October 3, 9:00am - 10:15am PST
What’s the next big thing in retail? When you are caught up in the day-to-day operations of your retail business, it can be easy to feel left behind when trends emerge. Major players like Amazon and Whole Foods make big moves that send ripples through the retail sector, but that’s not always a bad thing for smaller businesses. Join retail experts Christine Guillot and Joanna Rutter for a podcast-style conversation on retail intelligence and industry trends, especially as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Take a deep dive beneath the retail news headlines to learn what direction the industry is heading and what that means for small and startup retail businesses.
Forecasting Foot Traffic: Weather's Astounding Impact on Your Store
Tuesday, October 3, 12:00pm - 1:15pm PST
Did you know that almost nine out of every 10 in-store dollars you make above or below your average is due to the weather? Don't be a weather-reactive retailer — though gray days and heat waves are out of your control, you can still be one step ahead of Mother Nature by planning inventory and staffing around foot traffic trends. Discover how retailers have used data to do more than simply react to weather events and leave with a plan of your own to turn rainy days into growing seasons for your business.
Fashion Tech Forum
Karen Harvey founded Fashion Tech Forum in 2013 to create a space for fashion and technology leaders to come together to better understand how each industry was approaching the future of retail. Fashion Tech Forum provides a platform of discovery and inspiration for the leaders of fashion, retail and technology sectors to build the disruptive, sustainable brands of the future. We are thrilled to join FTF in their White Space Gallery, a curated space for cutting edge companies to showcase their latest innovations in an experiential format.