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SXSW 2019

Propelling the Next Gen of Creative Entrepreneurs

Join industry experts for an inside look at how online marketplaces have allowed entrepreneurs to find success on their own terms, regardless of gender, age, or education. Barneys set the standard for highlighting independent designers in the ’80s, and in today’s world of e-commerce, new leaders like Etsy and Poshmark are propelling the next generation of creative entrepreneurs, and especially women. Hear Barneys Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan, Etsy’s Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson, Designer Reuben Reuel of DEMESTIK, and Poshmark’s Tracy Sun speak to how these marketplaces are far ahead of curve on creating a successful platform for diverse entrepreneurs.

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  1. Online marketplaces have helped create equal opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs.
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  3. Advice on how to jump-start a creative career, regardless of your identity.


  • Dayna Isom Johnson, Trend Expert, Etsy
  • Reuben Reuel, Designer, DEMESTIK
  • Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador , Barneys
  • Tracy Sun, Co-Founder, Poshmark


Rebecca Auslander, Director of Communications, Etsy

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Style & Retail
  • Level: Beginner
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