electric runway illuminates the future of APPAREL, RETAIL, AND CONSUMER EXPERIENCES. WE RESEARCH AND REPORT ON HOW TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING THE $2.4 TRILLION FASHION INDUSTRY AROUND THE WORLD.
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My name is Amanda Cosco, and I'm the founder of electric runway.
In my ten years of experience researching and writing about digital culture, I've interviewed 100 CEOs and Founders, travelled to 14 countries, covered top industry events, and appeared on dozens of TV and radio programs. I've also interviewed three self-identified cyborgs and poured a beer with my brainwaves (it's a tough job but someone has to do it!)
I started Electric Runway in 2015 as a space to share my reporting on how technology is transforming the $2.4 trillion fashion industry around the world. Since then, it has grown into a multi-platform brand pioneering thought leadership in #FashionTech. Some call me a fashion futurist, but you can call me Amanda 👋
Follow Electric Runway on Twitter and Instagram where I'll bring you to the front lines of fashion all over the world—from runway shows in New York to garment factories in Bangladesh. Tune into to my podcast, where I interview innovators from Sri Lanka to Silicon Valley to find out how they're disrupting apparel, retail, manufacturing, and consumer products. I also create YouTube videos about my adventures and obsession with lifestyle tech.
I would ❤️ to share my experience and global perspective with you.
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What People Are Saying
Paula KwanCo-organizer of We Are Wearables
We had great pleasure hosting Amanda in Tallinn, Estonia on our first-ever FashionTech event. Amanda’s ability to talk about the field in layman’s terms was one of the reasons the event was such a success among our relatively inexperienced audience.
Mart BrauerDevelopment Manager, Incubator Tallinn
Marija ButkovicCEO of Women of Wearables
Amanda has proven to be a valuable resource in our growth efforts in both fashion and retail. As a result of her industry expertise and professional network, Amanda was able to accurately pair us up with an invaluable key strategic partner that resulted in our exposure to many of the top global executives in the retail space. Working with Amanda has helped us save time, money, and shortened our learning curve in the retail space.
Mike TurinoHead of Sales & Partnerships at YouVisit
Amanda Cosco is a global leader at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology. Amanda is a triple threat – visionary strategist, master connector, and articulate communicator, both written and oral. I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with Electric Runway.
Jerry WilminkFounder & CEO, Wisewear Corporation
Amanda was a great host for our New York Summit. She has a vast knowledge of the fashion tech landscape and her passion for the subject matter shone through —making her the perfect candidate to stitch the event together. Her professional and positive demeanour kept the whole event focused and our audience engaged throughout. I look forward to working with her again!
Fay CowanBrand & Content Director, Decoded Fashion
Amanda’s experience covering the fashion tech landscape made her the ideal host for Startup Fashion Week. Her high-level of expertise provoked stimulating conversations for founders and investors alike
Jodi GoodfellowFounder & Executive Producer, Startup Fashion Week
Electric Runway is my go-to resource for anything Fashion Tech. Amanda is on the cutting edge of what is happening in this rapidly evolving space and brings home a global perspective. I truly enjoy listening to the Electric Runway podcast, as well
Stacey FruitmanAdvisor, MaRS Catalyst Fund
Amanda is a visionary with a passion for retail, fashion, and the ways in which these industries are transforming.
She always has her eye on what’s coming next, which makes her an essential resource for anyone looking to future-proof their businesses. She is highly creative and interdisciplinary in her approach, and she’s all about enhancing relationships and pushing the industry forward. Amanda also has a great stage presence, which is why we chose her to interview fashion legend Joe Mimran on stage at the inaugural Takeover Toronto conference. We look forward to working with her again both as a speaker and contributor to client-facing projects and research reports.