048 – Andrew Young of Global Fashion Tech Battle – Battles, Bottles and Beginnings: The Overworked Asian Part 1

Helping others succeed…

Andrew Young (Co-Founder of Global Fashion Tech Battle, Manager Startup Weekend NYC, Co-Founder of SWILL) joinsAndrew Young on FIYB Pavan Bahl (OS Fashion), Rob Sanchez (Ralph and Remington [Episode 22]) and Marc Raco (The Hope Is Project and Monkey Radio), in studio for Part 1 of an extended interview. The FashInvest Investment News touches on a mobile app called Scratch which blends offline/online experiences for people looking for gift-based items, using personal shoppers, explores the map to scaling possibilities, how they are doing fulfillment and distribution, and the mystery of the name.

Young shares his family’s surprising geographical background, being multi lingual, how his family avoids eavesdroppers in restaurants, the reality of first world problems, how he got into startups, and a review of Andrew’s activities and ventures in the style of Larry King: Swill (on demand alcohol delivery), Startup Weekend (learning/building startups over a weekend), WeWork brand ambassador (his photo is on brochures all Andrew Young on FIYB 2over the world) and why he is the WeWork poster child, and “Bananaman”. Plus, a plan for Peanut Butter and Jelly time for charity.

The hosts discuss with Young the importance of helping other out to earn street cred, connecting with with people as friend and confidant, and what kind of business person Andrew is. Who gives back a lot, why it pays to thoroughly enjoy helping people, surrounding yourself with people who are worth the investment of time/energy, what how you treat others and who you keep around you says about you, and why fashion tech might be the best rabbit hole on Earth. How Andrew got into fashion tech, the genesis of the global fashion tech battle as a challenge for the best fashion tech startup, and the upcoming battle with as many as 10 cities.

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