Kelly Burton

How Technical Fabrics are Disrupting the Retail Fashion Industry A few weeks ago, I came across a TED talk by fashion designer Danit Peleg, a recent design school graduate who launched a clothing line using 3D printing. In her talk,“Forget Shopping.  Soon You’ll Download Your New Clothes.” she shares how her breakthrough came when she stumbled […]

Lessons for Philanthropy from the Start-up Space When I ventured to launch a tech-based apparel start-up back in 2014, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had established a nice niche business within the non-profit space, with as much new and repeat business as my consulting firm could handle. But a […]

From Evaluator to Impact Evangelist: The Story behind My Career Conversion   I grew up in Camden, New Jersey. Back in the 80s, it wasn’t much different than it is today. Challenged. Gritty. Dangerous. When I was 12, my parents divorced and my sister and I moved with my mother to neighboring Moorestown, New Jersey. […]

With more than 400 million members and counting, LinkedIn has become the preeminent professional social networking site for career-minded individuals across the globe seeking to build their network and stay “in-the-know”. This month, the site released its list of Top 10 Influencers – thought leaders in business and industry, along with its Top Voices or […]

Minority business ownership has surged in the United States over the last several decades. According to the Small Business Administration, minority business startups increased 46 percent between 2002 and 2007 alone. Today, 21 percent of small businesses are owned by minorities, and while those figures are hardly representative of the nation’s racial makeup, the stats […]