The Ideas to Doors speakers represent a wide variety of retail segments, product concepts and business models.  But they all have amazing stories and boats load of energy, passion and enthusiasm about charting their own course.  Check out the list of speakers for Ideas to Doors 2017! 

Seph Skerritt, Founder

Proper Cloth

The idea was simple:  make it simple for men to buy custom dress shirts.  In 2008, Seph Skerritt started Proper Cloth.  After many struggles, Proper Cloth is now growing very strongly with tens of thousands of clients all while running the operations with a small team from a showroom in Soho.  The company aspires to be a leading menswear brand.  And while technology is at the root of the company they know that style and taste matters too.

Michael Maher, Co-Founder

Taylor Stitch

Mike and his co-founders had a simple plan - make a nicely fitted shirt that was affordable, stylish and moved throughout the day with you.  That they have done but so much more.  Taylor Stitch makes clothes that transition seamlessly throughout your day. Whether you're hopping on the bike, running the kids to school, heading into the office, or meeting for drinks, you shouldn't have to think about what you're wearing.

Jeff Denby, Co-Founder

Renewal Workshop

The Renewal Workshop partners with the world’s best-loved apparel brands to renew their unsellable returns and excess inventory. We give each garment new life as Renewed Apparel which is then sold direct-to-consumer at As the certified renewal partner for brands, our label acts as a seal of trust and quality. For any product that can’t be renewed, we responsibly upcycle, downcycle, or recycle it in order to optimize the resources already invested in it.

George Vlagos, Founder

Oak Street Bootmakers

The son of a cobbler, Oak Street Bootmakers' founder and designer George Vlagos apprenticed at his father's shop where he learned the craft of shoemaking from an early age.  Today, George seeks to preserve the heritage of fine shoemaking through thoughtfully designed and attentively crafted shoes.

Olga Vidisheva, Founder


Shoptiques is an online destination that lets you shop a curated selection of the most unique products from the world's best local boutiques online.  Boutiques, with all of their amazing products, weren't online, and if they were, there was no way to find them. Shoptiques connects savvy shoppers with over 5,000 hand-picked boutiques across the globe.

Shawn Nelson, Founder


Lovesac is the maker of Sactionals, the world's most adaptable couch. A two-piece modular couch system, made up of just Seats and Sides, they are endlessly configurable, feature changeable, machine-washable covers and are guaranteed for life.

Eli and Jen Crane, Co-Founders

Bottle Breacher

Eli is a former Navy SEAL and Jen has had a passion for business ever since graduating from the University of Arizona.  Bottle Breacher began in a one car garage while Eli was Active Duty and got funded on Shark Tank a year and half later.  The staff at Bottle Breacher used 50 caliber ammunition to defend our country, they now use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market.