A global network of industry experts fueling innovation and acceleration


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Liz Bacelar, CEO, Co-Founder   

Since 2010, Liz Bacelar has been 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 and a community of 20,000 innovators. The summits in NYC, London, Milan and Tokyo were produced with leading industry partners including the CFDA, BFC, Conde Nast and Pitti. The company was acquired in 2014. With TheCurrent, Bacelar creates growth for brands & retailers by tapping into her extensive network of innovators, her knowledge of the global startup ecosystem and her ability to identify opportunity and creative partnerships.

Tim O'Connell, 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. 


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