Throughout his lifetime, Chris Burch has been involved with a number of entrepreneurial enterprises. Mr. Burch studied Business at Ithaca College from 1972 to 1976. In 1976, while he was still a student, Chris Burch began his career as an entrepreneur by investing $2,000 in a startup apparel company known as Eagle’s Eye. The company subsequently grew to have a value of $165 million.
Since then, Chris Burch has contributed towards the creation of over 50 companies in industries such as fashion, technology, real estate, hospitality, retail and organic food. For the past 40 years, he has perfected his ability to insightfully and skillfully invest in successful entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, he serves as the CEO of Burch Creative Capital, which he founded in 2008. Burch is also a philanthropist and has been involved with several different charities such as Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Child Welfare League of China.
Chris Burch regularly shares his advice and perspective regarding investment and the future of entrepreneurship. For example, he recently discussed the co-evolution of the technology and fashion industries. He pointed out that fashion companies and startups ought to capitalize on the benefits of incorporating technology into their designs and that technology companies should strive to create aesthetically pleasing wearable technology.
He provided interesting examples of the hybridization of fashion and technology such as dresses that can make drinks or even paint themselves. Other advancements in wearable technology hold safety benefits. Designers have created gloves that provide wearers with the ability to communicate using hand signals and bicycle “airbags” that protect riders in case of an accident. Burch also discussed the creation of wearable technology that can be used to harness energy for powering the wearer’s electronic devices.
Chris Burch’s unique perspective allows him to provide key insights to others into a wide range of areas. He has thoroughly demonstrated his skills as an entrepreneur and investor, in addition to his ability to effectively share his thoughts on entrepreneurship and technological advancements with others. Chris Burch has established himself as a highly effective communicator and entrepreneur with visionary insights into the future.
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