Episode 42: Blank Label Founder & CEO Fan Bi

 

Listen to this great story behind Blank Label – a hot custom clothing company out of Boston!

Fan Bi is the Founder and CEO of Blank Label, a custom men’s clothing brand based in Boston. He dropped out of Babson in 2009, with one semester left, to start the company. He’s a recipient of the BusinessWeek 25 Under 25 and INC 30 Under 30 awards.

Blank Label Overview
Blank Label is a men’s clothing brand with stores in Boston, Chicago, D.C., Atlanta, Denver and online. Through their own custom clothing line, their mission is to help men feel comfortable and confident in the clothes they wear. The company’s vision is to build a long-standing national clothing brand.

Founded in 2010, they raised $1 million in 2013 to expand into brick-and-mortar. Four years later, they have six stores and are expanding their retail presence.


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Episode 38: Peripherii Co-Founders, Sonal Budhiraja and Priti Moudgill

Have you heard of “hearables”? Well, now you have. We are joined by the co-founders of “hearable” startup, Peripherii. Their first product is a “smart earring” with built in virtual personal assistants like Siri and Google Assistant to add amazing functionality to jewelery. Not only can these earrings take and make calls and whisper alerts, it can respond to voice commands, call an Uber, or dim the lights in your room. Co-founders Priti Moudgill and Sonal Budhiraja tell us how it all started and where it’s going.

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Episode 33: Shop.org Special – Part 1: Nicole Reyhle and Jasmine Glasheen from Retail Minded

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why independent retailers are important to the survival of retail.
  • Do they experience the same challenges the bigger retailers do?
  • Do members of the Amazon Marketplace concerned about the tighter grip Amazon is placing on them in terms of competition and requirements?
  • Can department stores survive this re-invention of retail? Are their brands strong enough?

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