The FashInvest Capital Conference Heats Up Miami

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The FashInvest Capital Conference Sets an Eye on Miami as the Premier Conference for Fashion-Tech and Fashion Commerce Entrepreneurs

For the first time in its 5-year history, FashInvest has selected Miami to be a host city for one of its major events in its annual series of venture capital and entrepreneurial conferences held throughout the year. FashInvest will be hosting the FashInvest Miami Capital Conference at the Miami International University of Art and Design, on May 14, 2014 from 12p.m.-8p.m.

FashInvest is producing this unique event and media platform to feature the exciting fashion-tech startup and fashion communities within Miami and surrounding region. In addition, FashInvest will be featuring stories on the region’s emerging startup and venture community on its daily FashInvest website. Read on a daily basis by the leaders, financiers, entrepreneurs and CEOs of the industry, the FashInvest website is the global leader in reporting on the launch, financing, venture capital, operating and strategic activities for emerging and growth companies within the sector.

“We see Miami as one of the four great cities for technology and it’s combination with fashion in the United States among New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco,” David J. Freschman, Managing Principal of Innovation Ventures, a regional venture capital firm, and CEO and Founder of FashInvest, said. “Since the beginning of FashInvest we’ve had over 200 companies participate and pitch who have collectively gone on to raise in excess of $150 million."

The 2014 FashInvest Miami Capital Conference offers entrepreneurs, financiers, operating executives and service providers the opportunity to gather, network and exchange ideas in a half day event format focused on opportunities within the Fashion-Tech, E-commerce, Branded Goods, Retail and Fashion Industries.

The Capital Conference will feature up to 25 selected, vetted and coached emerging and growth startup companies presenting their opportunities, in a quick pitch format with the goal of fostering strategic partnering and growth opportunities. The conference will also feature industry keynotes and powerful panel presentations along with a wide array of networking opportunities.

"FashInvest has selected Miami because of it’s unique positioning as an innovation and technology leader coupled with its world-class higher education system fostering a strong entrepreneurship and startup environment," Freschman said. "Miami is also uniquely positioned as the link between United States and Latin and South American entrepreneurs and opportunities.”

A portion of the proceeds from the conference will benefit The Education Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, providing scholarships to students attending schools owned by Education Management Corporation (EDMC).

About FashInvest

FashInvest is the first and only community for emerging growth companies within the Fashion, Fashion Tech, Retail, and Branded Goods consumer sectors that brings together thought leadership, financing strategies, venture capitalists, professionals and business experts in the industry. Since its founding in 2009, Fashinvest is regarded as one of the most respected and leading business platforms committed to company growth and formation within these markets. FashInvest offers a daily news blog, the FashInvest Annual Global Capital Conference in NYC and quarterly networking and educational events. For more information, visit:

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