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Outlier Founder of Outlier an urban technical clothing company. Native New Yorker. Previously an information designer and co-founder of One Infinity an animation studio....

BoldBrew Amanda Ciesielczyk is a co-founder at BoldBrew, a public relations and content creative shop based in Colorado’s San Juans dedicated to innovative partnerships and real storytelling. After earning a BS in Science Communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amanda spent her time as a Public Relations, Social & Content Marketing Director...

Western Rise Kelly Watters is the founder of Western Rise, an apparel brand seeking to create simple, functional and versatile apparel for mountain life, while inspiring people to reconnect and preserve the natural world around them. Named, “Favorite New Gear Company” by Outside Magazine and with worthy recognition from publications such...

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Deborah Alden is the Managing Director of Pratt Institute's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), where she leads the mentorship program, guiding resident entrepreneurs towards responsible growth, and oversees operations. With more than 15 years of experience as a designer, strategist, educator and intrapreneur, her work has ranged from...

Danner As a footwear designer for over 12 years, Ryan J. Foust has designed a plethora of highly successful lifestyle and technical footwear for market leading brands with domestic and international reach.  Aside from footwear, Ryan is most comfortable describing himself as a “creator of things.” He writes music as much and as...

swrve Matt co-founded swrve, an outdoors apparel company, with wife Muriel Bartol in 2005. He received his BA in Photography and Furniture from SDSU, and attended the Furniture MA program at RISD. Matt is the heart and soul of swrve. His passion for fashion, cycling, travel, art, and architecture are the...