December JPNYC Startups Event- Rie Yano on Rethinking the Fashion Life Cycle
Rie Yano on Rethinking the Fashion Life Cycle
This is our 8th event, and we're thrilled to introduce Rie Yano, founder of NYC-based luxury fashion trade-in service Material Wrld. We'll hear from Rie about her work, then jump into a live interview and Q&A session that will cover a variety of topics, from management style, to personal development, to challenges facing non-citizen entrepreneurs in the US.
If you want to learn about cross-cultural business between US-Japanese markets, discover new technology, and meet other enthusiastic technologists, please come and join us at Pivotal Labs! (and hang out afterwards at a bar nearby)
-6:30pm Door opens/ Networking
-7:00pm Opening Remarks
-7:15pm Speaker : Rie Yano - Co-founder & CEO, Material Wrld
Group Discussion for Material Wrld Business
-8:00pm Announcements & Open Networking
About Material Wrld
Material Wrld is a luxury fashion trade-in service that offers a seamless experience for women to refresh their designer items by trading in clothing, handbags, and shoes for funds toward their new favorite pieces. Based in New York, the company was founded in 2012 by Rie Yano and Jie Zheng, two friends who set out to help women feel confident about their wardrobe by providing a smarter way to shop. Material Wrld was built on the belief that the process of refreshing your closet should be fun and easy so your personal style can evolve right alongside your lifestyle. How it works is simple: Material Wrld makes an upfront offer on items and then manages all aspects of the selling or donation, cutting out the unwieldy experience of standard resale marketplaces and consignment stores. With Material Wrld’s Fashion Trade-In Card powered by Discover, accepted offers are automatically added to customers’ accounts which can then be used to shop new fashion at 700+ online and in-store locations nationwide. Learn more atwww.MaterialWrld.com
Rie is the co-founder of Material Wrld, a luxury fashion trade-in service that offers a seamless experience for women to refresh designer items in their wardrobe. Based in New York, the company was founded to help women feel great about their wardrobe by providing a smarter way to shop. Rie leads Acquisition, Partnerships, Marketing and PR. Prior to Material Wrld, Rie was a Manager in Digital Marketing at Coach, where she managed digital content production and launched the flash sale site for Coach. Prior to Coach, she co-founded Street Canvas, an online crowd-sourced apparel brand startup based in Tokyo which she led as CEO. She was the head of Global Public Relations Team at Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan’s largest trading and investment company. Rie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and received her BA from Sophia University in Tokyo.
A special thanks to Pivotal Labs for providing us a space for our event!
We hope that this event will be a place where Japan & NY people can come collaborate. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Masa, Yu & Toby
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
- Pivotal Labs
- Venue Address
- 625 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011 United States
2nd Floor. Take the elevators
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