Strategic Partners

Atelier Advisors

Atelier Advisors is a bi-coastal advisory firm focused on financial + strategic advisory for early-stage companies that are too early for typical investment banks. Our unique platform provides for significant senior-level involvement.


The San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, is one of the largest and most active in the country, representing over 1,600 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area. The board of directors continues to advance the chapter’s vision, mission, values and goals.

Atelier Emmanuel

Emmanuel founded his Atelier as a place where craftsmanship would be accented in the art of beauty. Our goal is not only for you to leave looking and feeling good, but to retain that sense for weeks to come. Where other salons cut hair, we structure it, so that the style stands on its own, not on the use of a lot of hair products.

Fashion Tech Acclerator

Fashion Technology (FT) Accelerator is a program in Silicon Valley exclusively dedicated to start-ups at the intersection of technology and fashion. FT Accelerator helps entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their business by facilitating access to fashion and retail brands, advisers, business partners, investors, professional services, ad agencies and portfolio companies. FT Accelerator is focused on fashion tech companies that are acquiring customers and want to generate more revenue. For companies with revenues but a shallow client base, the core FT Accelerator team help on fine tuning the offerings and positioning the company to raise capital and make deals. In partnership with Nest GSV, the preeminent co-working facility in Silicon Valley, FT Accelerator provides dedicated workstations, connectivity, meeting rooms, and an energetic, collaborative environment. However, FT portfolio companies need not be in residence, as also companies that work in their own space are accepted.

FIDM: Fashion Institute of Fashion and Design Merchandising

FIDM’s focused curriculum integrates creative and leadership skills to develop graduates for the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Interior Design, and Entertainment. Combined with these skills, FIDM Graduates value ethical choices, demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity, communicate effectively, think critically, and possess the knowledge of technology essential to their professions.


At Indiegogo you’ll find a welcoming, supportive community that embraces collaboration, fearlessness and authenticity. You provide the passion, we’ll provide industry leading tools and support to help you promote your campaign and raise funds quickly, easily and securely. Have a look around and get inspired by the amazing people and campaigns raising funds every day. You could be the next, great success story!

Innovation Management Institute


INNOVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE presents Gameferences. Gameferences are game-based events that drive: break-through innovation, outstanding collaborative design, brilliant co-creation, active explorations of potential futures.

Pigment Cosmetics

Pigment Cosmetics is fashioned by professional make up artists and stylist who work at the pinnacle of the hair and make up industry. Our background working in educational institutions and salons is extensive. Pigment Cosmetics is endorsed by fashion designers who see what it can do on their runway and photographers who see how it looks behind the lens and in print. Pigment Cosmetics is endorsed by top make up artists who will not settle for anything less than the best.

People Wear SF

PeopleWearSF connects San Francisco Bay Area & Northern California sewn product industry professionals. It promotes innovation in manufacturing and operations and fosters industry cohesion. The all-volunteer association maintains an industry directory and instills best practices for its current and future members. San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California sewn products designers, manufacturers, retailers, educators, and related service providers have joined under the PeopleWearSF banner of professional collaboration and innovation.

SFIEC: San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, Inc.

The San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, Inc. offers industry classes and a full menu of services in its state of the art South of Market facility. As a Paul Mitchell Partner School we provide a comprehensive program guiding students to become professionals in the fields of cosmetology, esthetics and make-up. A solid educational foundation is the most important element of a successful career in the beauty industry. We are dedicated to your lifelong learning process and staying current in the rapidly changing salon and spa market.

Startup Monthly


StartupMonthly is a startup accelerator and a seed fund based in Silicon Valley which is devoted to helping entrepreneurship communities around the world create, quickly innovate, and grow startups in Mobile, Internet, and Information Technology markets.

The Wright Consultants, LLC

The Wright Consultants, LLC is a small business management company headquartered in San Francisco. The goal of The Wright Consultants is to support small business clients in their desire to manage time, money, and resources. Specializing in wholesale fashion design (clothing, jewelry, accessories), restaurants (mobile food trucks too) gourmet food products, retail (brick & mortar, e-commerce, pop up) and art galleries.