FashionTech Toronto Explores:

Retail Innovation

Guest Speakers

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Scott Adel | Vice President of Retail Innovation at Tulip

Scott Adel is currently Vice President of Retail Innovation at Tulip. He previously served as Head of Omnichannel Retail for the Canadian lifestyle brand, Frank And Oak. With an extensive 20 year retail track record at some of North America's largest brands, he continues to drive innovation in the companies he serves by integrating technology and business processes in unique ways to drive engagement and business growth.


Katherine Homuth | Founder and CEO of Sheertex

Sheertex is the vertically integrated textile technology company behind the world's strongest sheer knit. The company's first product, unbreakable sheer pantyhose, launched early 2018 and collected $200k in pre-orders under the brand Sheerly Genius.  Sheertex manufactures out of it's state of the art textile innovation lab in Bracebridge, ON, and has raised over $5M in equity financing. Prior to founding Sheertex, Katherine founded ShopLocket — acquired in 2014 by PCH International, and Female Funders — acquired in 2017 by Highline Beta. Katherine has been named one of the Women to Watch in Wearables, one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and one of Flare’s Sixty Under 30. She is also the author of O’Reilly’s book, “Funded: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Your First Round”. 


More to be announced…

Startup Demos by:

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Stuart Campbell | Founder and CEO of Passen

Passen is a leader in apparel ecommerce fit technology. We’ve developed highly accurate and portable 3D body and garment measuring technology and pioneered a world-class fit algorithm that allows consumers to shop online with confidence, and helps retailers reduce online returns and provide a better customer experience.

Plus, visit the FashionTech Startup Expo to check out some of Toronto’s most innovative fashion-tech companies!

Expo open during registration and networking portion of the event.




Registration & FashionTech Startup Expo : 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Guest Speakers & Demos: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking & FashionTech Startup Expo : 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Ticket includes access to FashionTech Startup Expo.


Date: Monday, October 29

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Design Exchange, The Trading Floor