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Saturday, March 14 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Startup Stars: Meet The New Retail Disruptors

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The fashion and retail industries are being rapidly transformed by the adoption of new solutions and technologies, often developed from early-stage startups. Want to know who are among the best today? Simon, one of the world’s leading retail development companies and innovators in the industry, will guide the audience through a discussion of brand new ideas in fashion & retail discovered through a startup competition created for SXSW.
In partnership with Decoded Fashion, Simon decided to search for new innovative startups enhancing the omni-channel retail experience: in-store tech, wearables, ecommerce (omni-brands), personalization, data analytics, marketing, rewards, delivery and mobile payments. The result is an overview on where the industry is today.
You will learn their five top picks from startup pitching sessions held on the day before at the Decoded Fashion Lounge, hear about each startup and reveal the one early-stage startup they believe is the one to watch in 2015.

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Christa Allen

AVP, Consumer Branding & Events, Simon
Allen is AVP of Consumer Branding & Events for Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Based in New York City, Allen is responsible for developing and executing strategic partnerships... Read More →

J Skyler Fernandes

Managing Dir, Simon Venture Group
J. Skyler Fernandes is the founding Managing Director of Simon Venture Group (SVG), the venture capital arm of Simon, an S&P 100 company and the largest retail real estate company in the world. SVG invests in the future innovation of retail, including in-store retail tech, ecommerce... Read More →
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Joshua Goldman

General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Josh invests in early-to-mid stage consumer technology startups for Norwest Venture Partners, where he's been a General Partner for 7 years. His recent investments and/or board seats include: Gilt Groupe, RetailMeNot, Quirky, ModCloth, ThreadFlip, Stella Service, Lumosity, Sojern... Read More →
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Jonathan Shieber

Sr Editor, TechCrunch

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 205

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