Announcing the Sixth PITCH Finalist
Congratulations to Cynthia Schames, founder and CEO of AbbeyPost, who will be pitching live in Vegas.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Applications to our PITCH Competiton is now closed and our extraordinary judges have been hard at work weighing the remaining submissions. The results are in this week! We’re thrilled to be announcing the remaining finalists in the coming days.
Today it’s the turn of our sixth finalist, Cynthia Schames. She’ll be joining us in Vegas and pitching the company she founded, AbbeyPost, live on stage to some incredible investors. What are you likely to hear? Schames offers this elevator pitch for the company: “AbbeyPost is Etsy for Plus Size…with a proprietary tech twist. We sit at the intersection of commerce, fashion, social and big data. We connect the underserved Plus Size shopper directly with indie designers, boutiques and brands, and we offer them the tools they need to find the perfect fit the first time and every time.”
With the Plus Size fashion market at $18 billion and growing, there’s room to do incredible things in the space. Interested in hearing more about this and the other promising startups selected for our PITCH competition? Join us in Vegas!
Cynthia (@cynthiaschames) is a second-time founder. Her background includes 10+ years of enterprise software sales experience at VC-backed startups. Previously, she was the founder of La Boite Orange. She is also a startup advisor and mentor, a 2014 Startup Leadership Program Fellow, and the Founders Network Peer Accountability Leader for the NYC Chapter.
Which PITCH Finalist are you most excited to hear more from in November?
Jessica Stillman (@entrylevelrebel) is an editor at Women 2.0 and a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for Inc.com and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others.