Next Episode of Project Runway: Fashion Startup is
Fashion and entrepreneurialism are brought to a whole new level with Lifetime's Project Runway: Fashion Startup, premiering Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT. The series showcases aspiring fashion and beauty entrepreneurs as they pitch their concepts for the chance to secure funds from a panel of expert investors to help grow their budding ventures. The panel includes Katia Beauchamp, the Co-Founder & CEO of beauty retailer Birchbox; tech marketplace maven and Founder and CEO of plus-size clothing rental startup Gwynnie Bee, Christine Hunsicker; celebrated fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff; and business mentor of the CFDA Incubator program, CEO of Hilldun Corporation and Chairman of Interluxe Holdings LLC, Gary Wassner. With their own time and money on the line, the experts give each entrepreneur tough love and sage advice as they pitch their concepts with hopes of securing an investment. With so much at stake, Project Runway: Fashion Startup could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership for some, or the end of a dream for others. Special appearances by renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger; Founder and President of the Rodial Group, Maria Hatzistefanis; Co-Founder of SoulCycle, Julie Rice; and Jenny Fleiss, Co-Founder and Head of Logistics at Rent the Runway, will be made throughout the series, among others.
The investors are floored by an entrepreneur with a new twist on the sweatshirt and challenge another young entrepreneur to revamp her celebrity-endorsed accessories line. Rodial Group's Maria Hatzistefanis mentors one entrepreneur.
A pitch for accessories that can help bring clean drinking water to Central America; Tommy Hilfiger mentors an entrepreneur.
A recent college graduate presents an alternative to Craigslist; two Midwesterners try their hand at the fashion game; a pitch moves an investor to tears.
A successful app developer tries to make his mark in athleisure; an innovative handbag excites the investors; Katia issues a stern ultimatum to two investors who must decide if it's going be her way or the highway.
An entrepreneur pitches his idea to revolutionize the lingerie business; an unfinished product shocks the investors.
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