Pioneer-Mode
THE FUTURE OF FASHION

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Welcome!

Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about Pioneer Mode

We wanted to make this as easy as possible for you, so we’ve put together “swipe copy” and images that you can use on your blog, email newsletters and social media platforms to tell other pioneers about Pioneer Mode.

We’ve also included the important (and supplemental) info below. As always, if you have any questions we're just an email away.

Gratefully, 

Lee Anderson & Nicole Lenzen


PIONEER MODE CONFERENCE 2015
 

SHARING LINKS

Home Page: www.PioneerMode.com
Program Page (Conference - Nov 13): www.PioneerMode.com/program
Program Page (Business Innovation Day - Nov 14): www.PioneerMode.com/business-innovation-day
Speaker Page: www.PioneerMode.com/pioneers
Registration Page: www.PioneerMode.com/tickets

THEME

The Future of Fashion

OVERVIEW

The Pioneer Mode Conference 2015 explores the impact and inner workings of the fashion industry by bringing together representatives from design, technology and business to discuss pain points and uncover potential business solutions.

Our aim is to encourage a stronger, healthier community of fashion enterprise.  As stakeholders and professionals working in the fashion industry, we recognize the urgent need to solve problems and improve the current systems that are undermining the agility and longevity of fashion businesses.  

We promise at Pioneer Mode to:  
COLLECT PERSPECTIVES, IDENTIFY THE KEY ISSUES, AND UNCOVER POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS.   

Our approach is cross-disciplinary and results driven. We are for collective action, using creativity, technology, and innovation. The conference will engage the audience to take a stance, addressing the impact and inner workings of the fashion industry.  We are creating a platform for discussions, investigations and expert opinions.

The frontier is just ahead.

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA)
IDEO
Kickstarter

PIONEER MODE PARTICIPANTS

THE AUDIENCE

Design Thinkers, Problem Solvers, Business Leaders, Product Developers,
Creative Doers, Explorers and Pioneers

DATES

Friday, November 13: Conference
Saturday, November 14: Business Innovation Day

 

LOCATION

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
630 Flushing Ave, Suite 704
Brooklyn, NY 11206


SOCIAL MEDIA

TWEETS 

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No one likes being last in fashion. Expand your #DesignThinking @PioneerMode Nov 13-14 http://bit.ly/1V6A4li  

Fashion needs pioneers like you. Book your tickets to @PioneerMode conference today! http://bit.ly/1V6A4li
 

FB POSTS

Pioneer Mode is NYC's first collaborative conference on the Future of Fashion. Explore the new frontier Nov 13-14 and join the mission to transform the future, together. http://bit.ly/1LIBOqE

Fashion needs pioneers like you. Join the Pioneer Mode Conference Nov 13-14 on innovation and uncovering solutions that will lead us to a sustainable future. Book your tickets now! http://bit.ly/1LIBOqE

Join the Pioneer Mode Conference Nov 13-14, to improve the current systems that are undermining the agility and longevity of fashion businesses. Register today! http://bit.ly/1LIBOqE

 

TWEETS for Speakers

Join me Nov 13-14 @PioneerMode Conference and be part of the change. #fashionfuture bit.ly/1V6A4li

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I'll be speaking @PioneerMode Conference Nov 13-14 Register here and be part of the change! http://bit.ly/1V6A4li
 

FB POSTS for speakers

November 13, I'll be speaking at Pioneer Mode: NYC's first collaborative conference on the Future of Fashion. Explore the new frontier and join the mission to transform the future, together. http://bit.ly/1LIBOqE

Fashion needs pioneers like you. Join me at Pioneer Mode Conference Nov 13-14 where I'll be speaking on innovation and uncovering solutions that will lead us to a sustainable future. Book your tickets now! http://bit.ly/1LIBOqE

Join me at the Pioneer Mode Conference Nov 13-14, to improve the current systems that are undermining the agility and longevity of fashion businesses. Register today! http://bit.ly/1LIBOqE


SWIPE COPY

As stakeholders in the Fashion Industry, and active change-drivers in the space, Pioneer Mode will offer an opportunity to learn new skills and tools that you can apply to your work and life. ou will learn from deep dives into the issues throug keynotes an hands-o workshop, eaching us design thinking and creative problem solvin. The solutions-oriented conversation will encourage collaboration and an audit of how we express our values through our businesses. The Pioneer Mode conference is an opportunity to join a generous community that is rich with creativity, curiosity and integrity, working together to cary fashion into a more human, adaptable, and innovative future.

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Hello ____!

Join us November 13th and 14th, in Brooklyn, NY, for the Pioneer Mode Conference 2015, a solutions-oriented conversation identifying key issues and uncovering potential solutions in the fashion industry.

By bringing together representatives from design, technology and business, Pioneer Mode aims to activate your creativity and design thinking through keynote presentations by industry thought-leaders, and workshops developed in partnership with values-driven innovation firms.

With a community of notable Pioneers stemming across diverse fields, Pioneer Mode offers a dynamic program that engages leaders to take a stance towards collective action. A cross-disciplinary approach will send you off with actionable knowledge, new skills and vocabulary, and the relationships to help support and cultivate new systems.

Register here for a chance to investigate and address the inner workings and impact of the fashion industry.

Take a look into the future. The frontier is just ahead.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Innovate. Disrupt. Activate.

Pioneer Mode 
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Instagram 
Facebook

#PioneerMode2015

VII

Hello ____!

I wanted to share this event with you, as an engaged member of the [fashion industry / design industry]. Pioneer Mode Conference is a solutions-oriented conversation identifying key issues and uncovering potential solutions in the fashion industry taking place in Brooklyn, NY, on November 13th and 14th.

By bringing together representatives from design, technology and business, Pioneer Mode aims to activate your creativity and design thinking through keynote presentations by industry thought-leaders, and workshops developed in partnership with values-driven innovation firms.

With a community of notable Pioneers stemming across diverse fields, Pioneer Mode offers a dynamic program that engages leaders to take a stance towards collective action. A cross-disciplinary approach will send you off with actionable knowledge, new skills and vocabulary, and the relationships to help support and cultivate new systems.

It's a chance to investigate and address the inner workings and impact of the fashion industry that we are otherwise expected to accept as status-quo.

Hope I'll see you there!

Pioneer Mode 
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Instagram 
Facebook

#PioneerMode2015


Convince Your Boss Letter:

Subject: Attending Pioneer Mode 2015

Dear (insert boss’s name)

I’d like to attend the Pioneer Mode Conference, from November 13-14 in Brooklyn, NY. The Pioneer Mode Conference is a solutions-oriented conversation identifying key issues and uncovering potential solutions in the fashion industry.

Here are the reasons I’d like to attend and the ways our organization could benefit:

I’ll learn from the experts — Pioneer Mode keynotes and workshops are given by the best in the industry.

I’ll get inspired to produce better work — I’ll be exposed to new ways of thinking about our projects and see some of the coolest, boundary-pushing work out there.

I’ll become more productive — I’ll participate in a hands-on workshop to learn new tools, techniques and workflows that streamline my tasks and I’ll learn from real-world case studies of success.

I’ll learn more about the creative industry — At Pioneer Mode we’ll be exploring ideas around how creativity is changing the world, and the role that our company can play in this creative economy.

I’ll learn from my colleagues — Pioneer Mode attendees come from organizations (small and large) from all throughout the New York (and global) fashion ecosystem. I’ll be able to exchange ideas and get solutions to the challenges our organization is facing.

I believe Pioneer Mode is worth the investment. It’s the one conference where I can learn about industry trends, get exposure to new products and technology, and kick start my creativity all at once.

You can learn more about Pioneer Mode at www.PioneerMode.com.


FOUNDERS

LONG BIOS

Lee Anderson (Website, LinkedIn, Press, Writing)

Lee is a fashion designer and consultant creating best in class products, brand strategy, and systems for growth, working with clients in the startup and fashion spaces. Lee moved back to New York in 2014 after five years in Paris where she was a community organizer for fashion entrepreneurs, and helped organize the first Paris Fashion & Tech Week. She is the founder of outerwear brand, Starkweather, and the author of On Starting Somewhere: Entrepreneurship before success.  Lee is an advocate for design thinking and for innovation, activating stakeholders in the fashion industry through the Pioneer Mode community.

Nicole Lenzen (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Website)

Nicole Lenzen is a Brooklyn-based designer and technology consultant to the fashion industry. Combining her background in computer science and fashion, Nicole designs and implements systems to manage collaborative product development and global sourcing for companies including Brooks Brothers, ALDO Group, and Warnaco. As a patternmaker, technical designer, and couturière, she applies her extensive knowledge of fit and garment construction to advise fashion-tech startups in the predictive algorithm space on fit nuances, sizing recommendations, and style trends.  

Nicole designs an eponymous collection for women on the move, ethically sewn in New York City. She previously ran a custom couture bridal business in San Francisco, specializing in contemporary gowns made from reclaimed vintage fabrics. Nicole was a finalist in the 2014 Design Entrepreneurs program through FIT and the NYCEDC. She regularly gives talks at organizations supporting women in tech and business on entrepreneurship, sustainability, and personal branding.  As co-founder of Pioneer Mode, Nicole hopes to bring awareness, positive change, and cross-disciplinary solutions to address long-standing challenges and stagnation within the fashion industry.

SHORT BIOS

Lee Anderson (Website, LinkedIn, Press, Writing) is a fashion designer and consultant creating best in class products, brand strategy, and systems for growth, working with clients in the startup and fashion spaces. Lee moved back to New York in 2014 after five years in Paris where she was a community organizer for fashion entrepreneurs, and helped organize the first Paris Fashion & Tech Week. She is the founder of outerwear brand, Starkweather, and the author of On Starting Somewhere: Entrepreneurship before success.  Lee is an advocate for design thinking and for innovation, activatin takeholders in the fashion industry through the ioneer Mode community.

Nicole Lenzen (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Website) is a Brooklyn-based designer and technology consultant to the fashion industry. Combining her background in computer science and fashion, Nicole designs and implements systems to manage collaborative product development and global sourcing for companies including Brooks Brothers, ALDO Group, and Warnaco.  Nicole designs an eponymous collection for women on the move, ethically sewn in New York City. She previously ran a custom couture bridal business in San Francisco, specializing in contemporary gowns made from reclaimed vintage fabrics. As co-founder of the Pioneer Mode conference, Nicole hopes to bring awareness, innovation, and cross-disciplinary solutions to address long-standing challenges and stagnation within the fashion industry.

PERSONAL NOTES ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

Aside from being successful entrepreneurs, consultants and recognized experts in their respective fields, here are a few things you may not know about the founders:

Both have lived in France and are fluent French speakers. Lee, in particular, spent most of her time in Paris covering almost two hundred fashion shows, interviewing industry insiders during Men's, Women's and Haute Couture Fashion Week. She co-organized Global Fashion Battle, in conjunction with the first Paris Fashion Tech Week.

Hailing from Asheville, NC, Nicole has called Brooklyn home for 8 years, by way of Europe and San Francisco. Nicole is a lover of spur of the moment travel, swing dancing until she’s dizzy, exploring the city by bike, and taking deep breaths in the great outdoors. Lee, a native of Chicago, loves to paint western scenes on large scale canvas and considers outerwear as her greatest obsession of all.

They both also share a love for music. Nicole was a vocalist and played keyboards in a band called Sidewalk TV back in 2010. Lee plays the guitar, writes songs and is currently working on her first open mic.

ASSETS

CONTACTS

Lee Anderson: Co-Founder
Nicole Lenzen: Co-Founder
Ryan Wallace: Communications Director
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