Melody McCloskey: the Stylish Side of Business at Innovate! and Celebrate

September 1, 2016

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Acquiring funding, attracting customers, and spreading your brand are all very important for startups, and taking this journey in style is also a part of the path to success. Melody McCloskey, CEO of StyleSeat, the leading destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments, understands the importance of style in business and will be sharing her secrets with attendees at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 later this month.

Melody McCloskey

McCloskey has made a huge impact on the business world, whether it’s leading digital distribution at Current TV or receiving accolades for being one of Fast Company‘s “Most Creative People in Business”, she has shown that talent can come from the most unlikely places.

“If you have to fight harder to even be in the room, you’re more likely to fight to make a business work and be successful,” said McCloskey in an interview with Forbes. “That type of person is also not as scared of failure because they’re not starting from an easy place. They walk into a situation expecting it to be hard and feeling excited by the challenge.”

StyleSeat has brought McCloskey much success, and supported an ecosystem of beauty professionals that thrives under her watchful eye. The platform boasts 320,000 users and powered more than $1 billion in appointments. In addition to their continual success, StyleSeat has some of the highest-profile investors out there, including Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush, Guy Oseary and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

While Melody has made an impact in the tech industry, she continues to value the importance of one-on-one attention. Mentorship plays a large role in her life and she knows helping to mold another young mind into a prosperous entrepreneur is important.

“Many of these concepts and initiatives are learned with time but they’re great topics for a mentor to help with because you can get there so much faster and with the benefit of their wins and their mistakes,” said McCloskey in the same interview.

Melody McCloskey choses to change the business world and create a more supportive and productive place for budding entrepreneurs and seasoned experts. If you don’t plan on seeing her at Innovate! and Celebrate, you’ve made a dire mistake.

Register Now to Attend Innovate! and Celebrate 2016

Come join us at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. The event will take place September 20 – September 22, and is held in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).


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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at

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