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DSTLD (pronounced ‘distilled’), the progressive direct-to-consumer denim label that brought women premium jeans from $65, announces the launch of its first- ever men’s collection. Discerning men of style now have easy, honest access to premium denim without having to deal with middlemen or excessive retail markup. Jeans that sell from $180+ in brick-and-mortar stores, DSTLD designs and […]


Pipcorn, based in NYC, was started by the brother / sister team, Jeff and Jen Martin in April 2012 at the famous Smorgasburg market in Williamburg, Brooklyn. Our delicious mini popcorn had the fortune of being featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2012 and 2013, as well as in Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, The New York Times, Real Simple, Readers […]

Cher Park — Cornell University

LA native Cher Park never thought she’d be running a fashion brand when she started her career on Wall Street in 2005. She had graduated from Cornell University and followed her peers to New York City where she had been recruited into the investment banking program at Lehman Brothers. She left banking for a more fulfilling career […]

Fran Guijarro

In 2007, and supported by laCaixa Full Scholarship Program, Fran arrived to San Francisco to complete an MFA in Advertising at the Academy of Art University. While attending classes at AAU, he completed an internship at Venables Bell & Partners and was hired as an Associate Creative Director by the prestigious multicultural ad agency Alma […]

Dona Le, Harvard ’05

After years of performing as a concert pianist and soloist with numerous Bay Area symphonies, Dona Le attended Harvard (’05) and later earned a master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin. While living in Ireland, she co-founded Sibia Group LLC, an onlineadmissions consulting and editing & proofreading company. Last summer, Dona relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles, where […]

Alex Furmansky, Penn/ Wharton ’07

Alex Furmansky has a Bachelors in Engineering and a Bachelors in Finance from UPenn/ Wharton, 2007. He took the leap from investment banking into startups before it became a Business Insider trend. He founded Sparkology, the only invite-only dating site for young professionals – a place where people could meet each other without the games of mass market dating sites.  The […]