From Miami to the world
Local entrepreneurship makes a difference in creating a sense of community and providing more market opportunities. Get to know more about how Miami is strengthening its regional fashion connections and growing to be the next fashion capital, after all, Fashion Is Miami!
The 1st Fashinnovation Miami Talks took place on July 13th, 2022, at Mana Fashion.
Rossanna Ceccato – Founder & CEO, ReDress
Mitali Saxena – Founder, Fashom
Sara Lila Cordero Porta – Business Development & Programs, Endeavor Miami
Founder of Fashom. Mitali Saxena holds a Bachelors in Computer Engineer and Masters in Electrical Engineering . After her 8- year career in Wireless Communications, she founded her Fashion Tech startup, Fashom in Miami with a mission to promote body positivity in women. She’s currently working on launching a Fashion Web3 company in Miami. She runs her own program for feeding underprivileged kids in Swaziland, Africa called Foodom. Also supports non-profits for animals and has personal interest in Yoga, Spirituality, Technology and Fashion.
Rossanna Ceccato is the CEO and Founder behind Redress, the 1st scalable clothing swapping platform in the US. Ceccato is a Venezuelan entrepreneur with more than fifteen years of experience in the fashion world, with several retail and wholesale ventures in countries such as Colombia, Venezuela, and the US. Rossanna graduated from Santa Maria University with a CPA and Business Administration Degree in her native Venezuela, later pursuing and obtaining a Master in Sales and recently an Entrepreneurship certificate from the Wharton School of Business at UPenn. In recent years, she was part of the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator Founders Institute joining the 2020 Miami cohort and in 2021 became alumni of Babson College WIN Growth Lab Venture Innovation program for women. As an exponential innovator of the Purpose Alliance Program and as a certified international conference speaker Ceccato has been considered one of the entrepreneurs that best represents innovation in the clothing industry and was recently invited to participate as a TED speaker in the 2022 TEDx Game Changers Edition Conference.
Sara Lila Cordero recently moved to Miami as a Business Development Manager for Endeavor Miami. Previous to this jump, Sara Lila founded La Fabrica Coworking, a shared office space and programs for entrepreneurs in Managua, Nicaragua. Through 6 years, her team worked on supporting more than 8,000 entrepreneurs through different incubation programs, workshops and bootcamps.
Sara has also been a judge and trainer for pitch competitions to at least 180 entrepreneurs. She was named one of the most Challenging Women in Central America by Estrategia y Negocios Magazine. She has been a professor and speaker at different universities across Central America. Sara Lila earned a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Barcelona, Spain. Selected by the US Embassy in Nicaragua, for the WEAmericas (Women Entrepreneur of the Americas) award in 2014. Sara Lila strongly believes in the power of business, as a force for good and as a generator of positive changes in the economy, society and even politics.
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