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Elissa Bloom

2015 Speaker

ELISSA BLOOM is the executive director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. She has been with the organization since 2011 and launched the successful initiative which is now used as an international model for fashion incubation. With over 20 years of both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, she brings a unique and fresh understanding to the world of fashion and business. She has worked corporately for Bloomingdales and Anthropologie and has taught fashion entrepreneurship courses at Drexel, Moore College of Art and Design and Philadelphia University. She launched a successful accessories brand, Elissa Bloom New York, which she oversaw for eight years. She has a strong understanding of both the creative and commercial side of business and is committed to sharing her experience with others to help them achieve success in the business world. Most recently, she was invited by The White House to speak on specialty incubators and the creative economy at the July 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya with President Obama. In 2014, Bloom received two U.S. State Department grants and taught business boot camps to the fashion communities of the Baltic States and Finland. @philaincubator