Scout Curated Wears is a 2016 Alum of the of Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator. Headquartered in Holyoke, the company creates modern, multi-use jewelry with a Bohemian flare. Scout Curated Wears gives back 10 percent of proceeds to organizations that support women.
Founder & CEO Lora Fischer-DeWitt has more 20 years experience in the fashion industry and recognized an opportunity to fill a niche that wasn’t being adequately served. As gift stores with unique needs wanted to tap into the jewelry market, Lora launched a company of her own and Scout was born.
Lora credits the VVM Accelerator program with learning how to talk about her company in a language that other business people could understand and buy into. She says being part of VVM has given her access to an amazing network of smart and supportive people.
“The support and advice of the VVM crew and fellow startups has been integral to our success to date,” Fischer-DeWitt says.
Scout Curated Wears is currently in 500+ stores across the U.S. The company will be looking to hire a key staff member as well as support staff.