Our Team 

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Liz Bacelar, CEO, Co-Founder   

A global leader at the intersection of fashion + retail and technology. Prior to TheCurrent, she founded Decoded Fashion, the first and the largest global event series connecting Fashion & Technology in New York, London, Milan and Tokyo. The summits in NYC, London, Milan and Tokyo were produced with leading industry partners including the CFDA, the BFC, IMG, Conde Nast and Pitti Immagine. The company was acquired in 2014. Liz is a prolific speaker, experienced producer and print journalist, with 10 years in journalism, and an Emmy-nomination as a network TV producer at CBS News.


Tim O'Connell, Accelerator Director, Co-Founder

A pioneer in the European start-up scene both as a serial entrepreneur, business leader and investor. Currently, he manages the Accelerator and Open Innovation Unit at H-Farm, a publicly listed company focused Digital Innovation & Education. He also represents Europe on the board of the Global Accelerator Network. In addition to his ongoing venture activities, Timothy is also the co-founder and vice president of Vinitaly Wine Club, Italy’s leading wine e-commerce platform and president of Zooppa.com, market leader in online creative crowd-sourcing. 


Core Team

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Startup Relations Lead

The role:
The Startup Relations Lead will work jointly with our research team to identify and communicate with the hottest new startups in the world. This includes online and offline research of startups, planning and attending startup scouting events around the world, and meeting and evaluating startups. The job will include travel in Europe and US.

What we are seeking in you:

  • You’re enthusiastic about the international start-up ecosystem
  • You’re up to speed with the newest tech trends and hottest startups of today
  • You’re a great researcher and are creative in your approach to search
  • You’re used to working with online productivity tools and databases
  • You’re a great team player, but also able to work on projects autonomously
  • You’re ambitious, highly motivated and buzzing with energy
  • You have an interest in how tech is impacting the worlds of fashion + retail
  • You're a good communicator and enjoy community building

Bonus points for:

  • Existing startup contacts
  • Experience in business development, project management and sales
  • Foreign languages

What we offer:

  • A unique opportunity to help build a leading innovation platform and working with some of the most iconic companies in the world
  • Possibility for you to leave your mark on multiple startups
  • Access to world-class mentors and experts to build your network and inspire
  • Become a part of an amazing team
  • Experience working in a dynamic and fast paced environment

    Excited? Apply today!