Web Summit 2018
Unmade at Web Summit 2018
Lisbon, Portugal- 7th November: Unmade will be attending this year's Web Summit. Our Co-founder and Chief Customer Success Officer Kirsty Emery-Laws will be speaking on two stages during the event. The first will be the Centre Stage Keynote at 1.20pm giving a short pitch about Unmade.
Then the Growth summit stage at 3.35pm for a 12-minute presentation focused on a company overview of Unmade, important lessons learned, tips and tricks experienced during the growth of the company and trends in the fashion industry/ future predictions.
Followed by a panel discussion on 'What kind of leader does a high growth company need?'
Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010 to connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”. The event also prides itself in organising the “best technology conference on the planet”. The event draws 70,000+ attendees (68% senior management level), 1,200+ speakers, 2,600+ journalists, all from over 170 countries. Over the course of the event, Web Summit hosts 24 tracks, one of which includes the Growth Summit.
Unmade is a global fashion software company driving innovation throughcustomisation and delivering an end-to-end digital solution for on-demand production at scale. The business, started by Hal Watts, Kirsty Emery and Ben Alun-Jones in 2014, was born out of a desire to reimagine both the design and manufacturing processes within the fashion industry, so brands only make what is actually sold, resulting in minimal waste. It then officially launched as Unmade in 2015, having previously been called Knyttan. The company was nominated for the LVMH Innovation Award at VivaTech in Paris, and in 2017, it won the Best Use of Innovation at the Drapers Digital Awards in London. Furthermore, Unmade was most recently named as one of the 100 best creatively led businesses in the UK by The Creative Industry Council, and in May 2018, it completed the Lafayette Plug and Play program as part of the renowned Plug and Play innovation accelerator. Pieces from Unmade are now a part of the permanent collections at both The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
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