2020 Schedule

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Thursday, Sep 17
5:30pm — 6:30pm
Virtual Individual Presentation
342 attending

Denver Startup Week Closing Keynote: Jennifer Fleiss, Co-Founder, Rent the Runway and Jetblack

Closeout Denver Startup Week on a high-note with Jenny Fleiss. Jenny is an entrepreneur and intrapreneur, founding two scaled digitally native businesses from scratch: Rent the Runway and Jetblack. Fitting for DSW, Jenny will talk about her entrepreneurial journey and tell the Story of Rent the Runway.

How did Rent the Runway go from a simple idea to a $1 billion unicorn company that is disrupting an entire industry? The story of Rent the Runway is packed with teaching moments that every entrepreneur can apply to accelerate the growth of their own business. Jenny will share the ups and downs of her entrepreneurial journey, breaking down exactly how to uncover valuable customer insights, tap into the world’s most powerful marketing strategies, create magnetic customer loyalty, and build a disruptive brand from the ground up.

Jetblack is the first portfolio company within Walmart’s technology incubator, disrupting traditional e-commerce with a personal shopping service over text message and voice. Previously, Jenny co-founded Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. During her time at Rent the Runway, Jenny wore many different hats, serving as President, Head of Logistics, and Head of Business Development. Jenny remains a Rent the Runway board member and adviser, a board member of Shutterfly, and an adviser to and investor in various businesses, many with female founders. She is Co-founder of the RTR Foundation, and guest lecturer at various universities and professional forums.
Jenny has been honored with numerous recognitions including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”; and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology.”

She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Cum Laude from Yale University. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and three children.

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