EVENT: FEMALE FOUNDERS
WHERE: MAIN ST. STUDIO AT GREENSTREET
Local female entrepreneurs launched a unique brick and mortar concept in Houston on Saturday, July 29, at Main St. Studio in GreenStreet. The event began with a Houston brands Pop Up Market where more than 250 guests shopped from over a dozen local retail concepts. Local entrepreneurs, tastemakers and investors celebrated the event hosted by NextSeed with tasty beverages and lite bites served during cocktail hour.
A pitch competition followed with Stateline Designs, Camellia Alise, Brand Grands Jewelry and Namu Shop presenting their business plans to a panel of experts: Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, Cecilia Marquez of Saint Cloud, Sandy Tran of Tout Suite, Nikole Davis of Pretty Little Things, Cindy Marion of MMI Agency and Vonn Tran of Midway. Jessie Lee of Namu Shop was the winner, voted on by the audience. MC Jess Hughes of Citizen Pilates announced the winner of a year of mentorship from the expert panel, a pop-up shop location at GreenStreet and more.
Chris Seckinger, Investment Manager for Midway, said, “We were excited to see that all four business owners demonstrated passion and attention to delivering quality products and great customer experiences. We congratulate Namu Shop on winning the popular vote, and we’d be happy to see all four of these retail concepts in pop-up spaces at GreenStreet someday.”