More and more people talk about Tech & Fashion, although usually it involves a startup that sells fashion items online. LA Fashion Week reunited a different level of fashion-tech collaboration, between independent fashion designer Camelia Skikos and Fyusion, Inc., a startup that creates spatial photographs, using 3-D processing algorithms, co-founded by robotics specialist Radu Rusu. Both are based (where else?..) in San Francisco, California.
It is a world where innovation does not come easy. Fashion design is an already overcrowded market, but not for San Francisco based designer Camelia Skikos. Her 2014-15 collection is inspired by nothing else than the famous streets of San Francisco.
Mikko Järvenpää is the COO of the Latvian startup Infogram, and founder and CEO of Vuact.
Matej Ftacnik is the CEO of iNOVA Sys and co-Founder of The Spot, in Bratislava, Slovakia. For the Culture Metrics story on his Stanford presentation please go here.
Culture Anecdote: Mikko is from Finland but he is the COO of a Latvian startup (Infogram).
"There are two very different cultures", said Mikko. "Often I say 'I'm from Finland' and people react with a big smile 'Oh, yes, I know, I went to Denmark once'. Nothing to do one with the other. It's as if someone tells me 'I'm from United States' and I would answer 'Oh, yes, I've been to Mexico once."