What happens when you bring together tech startups and investors and pour some fine wine? You have Tech Tastes Wine, a new way of matching tech entrepreneurs in the food, wine, and fashion sectors with investors and industry experts.
“With IoT and 3D printing changing the face of fashion manufacturing, there are bridges to build between the different sectors. The Apple Watch is just the beginning. We will need more interdisciplinary collaboration going forward in order to make wearables profitable and to create emotional connection with the products. Fashion designers benefit from meeting software developers and likewise technologists learn about the importance of design when developing products,” said the founder of Tech Tastes Wine, Mrs. Maya Plentz.
The goal of Tech Tastes Wine is to introduce tech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts for collaboration and investments – and at the same time learn more about fine wines, the wine industry, and new technologies for the food, fashion, and wine sectors.
Tech Tastes Wine launched in the Fall of 2014, during London Fashion Week, and has been growing in bounds and leaps with professionals from the three sectors attending the events to network and hear founders share their experiences of taking ideas to market.
Plentz chooses wineries and importers of fine wines that have an interesting story to tell, so participants learn about wine production methods and wine history as much as varietals.
Who made the cut so far? “The head of software development for Not Just a Label, and the COO of FineryLondon.com, the Rocket Internet-backed fashion startup presented at past events. We introduce wines from different regions each time. We see wine in a broader context: it is culture, history, geography. We go beyond organoleptic appreciation,” says Mrs. Plentz.
Tech Tastes Wine partnered with The Collective Elevator for their April 15th gathering. The founders of Clotho London, a sustainable fashion startup who received the Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Award 2015, will present.
About: Tech Tastes Wine is a monthly networking and matchmaking event for tech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts in the food, fashion, and wine sectors.
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