Amanda Curtis grew up in the fashion industry and holds degrees from Boston University & Parsons School of Design. As a fashion designer she went from New York Fashion week designing for Richie Rich, DVF, and A-list celebrities to bringing a solo designed collection all the way at London Fashion Week in her first season. From the trenches she realized that the fashion business model desperately needed a redesign. Seven years ago she entered into the tech startup world in the retail marketing space with the goal of learning first hand the efficiency and potential of the space. Nineteenth Amendment is the result of the collision of the fashion and tech worlds; a platform & business model that gives brands a smart way break into the fashion industry with the least amount of time, effort, and money (what she calls #StilettoStrapping), while growing domestic manufacturing and bringing amazing, undiscovered fashion from the runway to closets of fashion lovers. This new type of retailing she refers to as, 'fashion-as-experience' has led to partnerships with over 900 fashion brands across 29 countries, and global companies like Disney, Macy's, Microsoft, and Dell. Amanda is Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2016 for Retail & E-commerce, Apparel Magazine's 30 Under 30 2016, and she is a mentor at TechStars and AOL's Built by Girls.