Norfolk Network Events
Sarah McVittie: technology makes clothes shopping better
After a brief career as a city analyst Sarah at 25 founded Texperts, the world’s first text message question answering service. She raised £2.5 million from investors while ensuring that its service could operate across all UK mobile networks and collected a host of prizes for her innovative idea and business. These included Innovative Company of the Year at the Real Business/CBI Growing Business Awards 2007 and the National Business Award for Best Use of Technology. In 2008 the company was sold to KGB, owners of the 118118 directory enquiries service, in a multi-million pound deal.
Sarah is currently the co-founder and CEO of Dressipi, an innovative fashion discovery and online styling service helping customers to find clothes that match their ‘digital fashion fingerprint’. Sarah describes Dressipi as a fashion revolution and is using technology to challenge the status quo and raise the bar on consumer services. Based in London, the business combines online tools with the expertise of leading fashion stylists and journalists from top UK magazines, newspapers and high street brands, to ensure customers make smarter shopping decisions.
In her talk to the Norfolk Network Sarah will be sharing the real challenges that she has faced in her entrepreneurial career so far and her beliefs and passions behind successfully making ideas work. The Times recently called Sarah one of the UK’s “top rising female entrepreneurs”, and she was named by Management Today magazine as one of the top 35 female entrepreneurs under the age of 35.