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Bespoke is a Westfield-operated incubator that supports retail-focused
start-ups and offers co-working, demo and event spaces converging
retail and technology. Bespoke continues to push innovation across
the retail industry, partnering with influential startups, brands and
retailers. Through Innovation Tours, Bespoke shares its vision with
corporations that are looking to learn from the Bespoke model and
connect with startups in the coworking community. The team hosted over
30 Innovation Tours in 2017, connecting startup founders with C-level
executives from international brands including Mitsubishi, Shiseido,
Migros, and King Power.
Bespoke’s modern 18,000 sq ft event space has been the host to over
300 events to date. In 2017, a highlight for Bespoke was sponsoring
and hosting the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference. The group brought
together hundreds of professionals and entrepreneurs over a three-
day event to inspire ideas and innovation in women at all levels of their
career. Speakers included executives from across the industry including
Rebecca Minkoff, Amanda Crew from HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Lisa
Jackson, VP at Apple. Bespoke continues to focus on innovating the
ways in which people connect, focusing on the convergence of retail,
tech and startup communities.
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