Thesis Couture's Splash Oakland 2015 winning pitch

Kristin Karaoglu · May 5, 2015 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/3d9d

Check out Dolly Singh's presentation on stage and the judges' feedback

At Vator Splash Oakland 2015, Thesis Couture  took home the gold. Here's the video of Dolly Singh, Thesis Couture founder, giving the winning presentation.

Thesis is the world’s first performance driven, fashion footwear brand. Using structural engineering, advanced material science and with a keen focus on human factors, our expert team has created a patent-pending internal architecture of core components to replace the century-old parts and processes still used in today’s painful high heels.

Thesis Couture competed in the Vator Splash Oakland competition through four rounds.

Among the judges were Erik Moore of Base Ventures, Paige Craig an Angel Investor, Maha Ibrahim of Canaan Partners, Noah Doyle of Javelin Venture Partners, Mike Walsh of Structure Capital, Tianxiang Zhuo of Karlin Ventures, Dave Samuel of Freestyle VC and  Adam Smith of Bowery Capital.


Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners) - See more at: https://events.vator.tv/2015-splash-oakland/#agenda
Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners) - See more at: https://events.vator.tv/2015-splash-oakland/#agenda
Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners) - See more at: https://events.vator.tv/2015-splash-oakland/#agenda
Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners) - See more at: https://events.vator.tv/2015-splash-oakland/#agenda
Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners) - See more at: https://events.vator.tv/2015-splash-oakland/#agenda
Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners) - See more at: https://events.vator.tv/2015-splash-oakland/#agenda
Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners) - See more at: https://events.vator.tv/2015-splash-oakland/#agendaThank you KPMG, Kapor CenterWendel RosenJavelin, Rackspace, The Port Workspaces, Alaska, Gensler, City of Oakland for sponsoring! 

Thank you KPMG, Kapor CenterWendel RosenJavelin, Rackspace, The Port Workspaces, Alaska, Gensler, Parelius, and Bread & Butter for sponsoring! 

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Thesis couture is the world’s first performance driven, fashion footwear brand within the $40B global high heel market.

We’ve recruited world class experts and luminaries across fashion, technology, and anatomy to reset the standard of design excellence in women’s high heels. Our brilliant team includes a former NASA astronaut, a uniquely-trained fashion scientist and designer, a world class orthopedic surgeon, and more.

Using structural engineering principles, advanced material science and with a keen focus on human factors, we have created a patent-pending internal architecture of core components to replace the century-old parts and processes still used in today’s painful high heels.

Our design and materials measurably improve load distribution across the foot, impact shock, and kinematics, resulting in a healthier and longer-wearing shoe that never compromises on high fashion or sexy aesthetic.

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Dr. Amanda Parkes is a fashion technologist, the CTO of Manufacture NY and the acting CTO of Thesis Couture. She is a member of the 2014 Business of Fashion 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion.
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