Pavan Bahl, Organizer. Pavan founded Open Source Fashion (OSF) in 2011. He has since emerged as a connector between innovators working in fashion, retail, and related technologies. He's a strong advocate for startups and entrepreneurship, focusing his efforts on uncovering opportunities for the OSF membership base between New York City and Washington, DC.
Pavan splits his time between developing the OSF community and managing the operations of OMI, a contract manufacturing firm specializing in the development of precision machined alloy components.
The newest venture he is involved with is Fashion Advance, a technology platform that provides direct access to fashion industry experts.
Andrew Young, Operations Lead. He has spent the last several years at internet hosting companies where he architected systems to scale for millions of users for the likes of Rachel Ray Show, Mailchimp, PerezHilton, Mozilla, Imgur and many more. He has a deep understanding of how important technology is to business functions. His latest venture Swill, a smartphone app, is the easiest way to order popular brands of alcohol for on-demand delivery.
Andrew is also a vocal advocate for startups and entrepreneurship. He is a global organizer, facilitator and champion for Startup Weekend. He travels around the world mentoring young entrepreneurs. He helps with the organization of the NYC's Redditor community.
Lila Wilson - OSF Community Lead Washington, DC. Lila is working with Springboard Enterprises to launch the New York Fashion Tech Lab (nyftlab.com) - an accelerator for innovators at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology. She is a policy grad student at Georgetown, YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and Startup Hoyas Incubator participant for her fashion crowdsourcing company Mōdefy (www.modefylabs.com). She is helping Open Source Fashion take root in DC’s emerging creative scene.
Brian Lieberman, OSF Community Lead Washington, DC. He is the founder of Twice As Warm, a clothing brand which matches each purchase with a donation of a new clothing item to a person in need. He is also the CTO of The Scholar Athlete Fund which awards financial scholarships to worthy high school students.
Brian is active in the technology, fashion, and arts community in Washington DC, and brings web/graphic/interaction design and marketing experience to the team. He is an organizer for the OS Fashion DC community.