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.