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In fashion, ‘there are boundaries to what you can do’

“The talk of the town today is open innovation,” she said. “That means recognizing that there are boundaries to what you can do. You cannot be a tech company, but you should be a digitally minded company.”

- GLOSSY, JUNE 2017

 
 
 

TheCurrent Pushes Innovation

"...the collaborative focus of an open-innovation environment is the best way economically for companies to track the trends and innovate together."

- WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY, MAR 2017

Fashion Embraces Hackathons

“I have an obsession with open innovation. If you open your company to let change in — especially because hackathons tend to focus on young talent and entrepreneurs..."

- DIGIDAY, MAY 2017

 
 
 

TheCurrent is born tailored to fashion brands

"With TheCurrent and H-Farm...retail and brand leaders can improve their performance with emerging technologies and connect with the best innovators in the world."

 — CORRIERE INNOVAZIONE,       MAR 2017

(ORIGINAL ARTICLE IN ITALIAN)

A trampoline for the fashion vertical

"The platform is called TheCurrent and will be officially launching during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas."

 

 — LA REPUBBLICA, MAR 2017  

(ORIGINAL ARTICLE IN ITALIAN)

 

 
 
 

Digital Innovation in the world of fashion

"H-Farm in partnership with TheCurrent launches a new platform that aims to spread digital innovation in the world of fashion..."

- TREVISO TODAY, MAR 2017

(ORIGINAL ARTICLE IN ITALIAN)

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The New Wearables Market

"Brands have very little time to meet with tech partners and they should only talk with the ones that fit their goals. We help them curate these partners, "explains Bacelar.

 
 
 

WIRED Japan Cover Story

In September 2014, Liz was covered on WIRED JAPAN as one the world's most influential voices in Fashion & Tech. Other entrepreneurs featured included Jose Neves of Farfetch and Eddie Mullon of Fashion GPS.

- WIRED JAPAN, MAR 2015

Designers need to launch like startups

“On the industry side there was disconnect about the possibilities and a lack of awareness on what was rising.” She saw an opportunity to mix both worlds with a well-designed event that would appeal to the fashion crowd, but would also retain "the wit of real tech, and right from the source".

- THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 2014

 
 

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March 7, 2017

H-FARM EXPANDS TO THE US MARKET WITH THECURRENT

We are beginning an expansion in the US market by launching TheCurrent, in partnership with Liz Bacelar, founder of Decoded Fashion and global expert in the fashion tech field.

With two offices in New York and here in Roncade, TheCurrent was first launched on March 2017 at SXSW, the most innovative film, interactive media and music festival based in Austin, Texas. Thanks to TheCurrent, we export our acceleration model overseas for the first time, by putting the biggest fashion brands in contact with the most innovative startups in Europe and the USA.

The first acceleration program will start in the fall of the 2017 and each 4-month program will be based one half here and the other half at TheCurrent’s office in New York. TheCurrent is an exclusive global network that provides decision makers with highly curated insights and knowledge on emerging technologies that are relevant, enabling them and their business to become thought leaders and pioneers of innovation within their industry.

 

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ABOUT US

TheCurrent, an open innovation firm curating global technologies and talent for fashion & retail. TheCurrent is backed by H-Farm, one of Europe’s top innovation hubs based in Venice, Italy. Its services include an innovation advisory, bespoke events and a global accelerator program launching in the Fall 2017.

For Inquiries:

Katherine Cheng - katherine@thecurrentglobal.com