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Gilt Groupe  

Co-Founders Alexis Maybank & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

As long time friends, Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson knew that they would always create something innovative together. For Alexis and Alexandra, the question was never "if" but rather "when." Alexis returned from the West, her proving ground was Silicon Valley as a founding member of eBay, while Alexandra hailed from the East coast, blazing a trail up 5th Avenue with tenures at both Bulgari and Louis Vuitton.

However, it was not until 2007 that their plans coalesced, the stars aligned and Gilt Groupe was born. Bringing complementary strengths, interests, and areas of expertise proved the perfect combination. Alexis and Alexandra set out to take the New York invitation only sample sale "on the road" via the Internet superhighway; they made what was once accessible to New Yorkers, accessible to the country. With the launch of Gilt Groupe, ecommerce met fashion and your closet breathed a huge sigh of relief.

Speech Topics

The Woman as Entrepreneur: Why 50% of the Population Only Starts 30% of New Businesses - And Why That's Changing

The Gilt Groupe Story: How to get to $1.5 billion in sales in 3 and half years

Why Entrepreneurs Fail: The Three Reasons Start Ups Don't Make It -- And How to Avoid Them

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