Disruptive Startups and Pioneering Brands

Monday, Session 1: 10:30–11:10am

Track 1: Disruptive Startups and Pioneering Brands

Startups Driving Product Innovation

Product innovation isn't just driven by large companies with big budgets--today, a growing number of venture-backed startups are developing new approaches to product development and, as a result, creating some of the most innovative new products on the market. By focusing on specific segments, these startups are pioneering products that (1) address key customer pain points and opportunities, (2) capitalize on the latest technologies and on-demand access to production capabilities, and (3) utilize new design and development methodologies and new approaches to managing the value chain. Hear from leaders at companies that are developing groundbreaking new products in a wide range of categories ranging from apparel to beauty to toys.


Mariah Chase
Rob Daley
Co-Founder & CEO, 4moms
Julie Fredrickson
CEO & Co-Founder, Stowaway Cosmetics
Phoebe Hayman
CEO, Seedling


Sonya Brown
General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners