Betabrand CEO To Speak at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Founder of an online clothing company, UNC Kenan-Flagler graduate Chris Lindland will share 20 years of startup experience on Nov. 7.

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Chris Lindland, founder and CEO of Betabrand, an online clothing company, will give a free, public talk at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series on Nov. 7.

Lindland, a 1995 graduate of the Undergraduate Business Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler, manages the 80-person startup in San Francisco. He will draw on 20 years of startup experience to talk about how to turn ideas into companies, how to fund them and how to make them last.

Betabrand is a fashion platform that crowdsources and crowdfunds fashion, allowing consumers to co-create clothing. It has raised more than $23 million in financing from Foundry Group, OATV and Morgan Stanley.

Lindland earned honors as a top 100 creative by Adweek in 2015. Prior to Betabrand, he co-founded an online storage company called i-drive; wrote and sold television pilots to Spike TV; and headed business development for an online travel company in Germany called Worldres.

Lindland will speak at 5:30 p.m. in Koury Auditorium. To RSVP, email kfbsrsvp(at)unc(dot)edu with “Dean’s Speaker Series RSVP” in the subject line. Free parking will be available in the parking deck at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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