|Tommy Hilfiger (Fashion Designer)|
Maria Hatzistefanis (Founder and President of the Rodial Group)
Julie Rice (Co-Founder of SoulCycle)
Jenny Fliess (Co-Founder and Head of Logistics at Rent the Runway)
The Weinstein Company
Project Runway: Fashion Startup is the eight spinoff of the Project Runway franchise where Fashion and Entrepreneurialism are brought to a whole new level.
The series showcases aspiring fashion and beauty entrepreneurs as they pitch their concepts (ala Shark Tank-style) for the chance to secure funds from a panel of expert investors to help grow their bidding ventures. The panel includes Katia Beauchamp, the Co-Founder & CEO of beauty retailer Birchbox; tech marketplace maven and Founder and CEO of plus-size clothing rental startup Gwynnie Bee, Christine Hunsicker; celebrated fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff and business mentor of the CFDA Incubator program, CEO of Hilldun Corporation and Chairman of Interluxe Holdings LLC, Gary Wassner. With their own time and money on the line, the experts give each entrepreneur tough love and sage advice as they pitch their concepts with hopes of securing an investment. With so much at stake, Project Runway: Fashion Startup could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership for some, or the end of a dream for others.