Geek 2 Chic


Geek 2 Chic was founded in 2010 and it is produced by Microsoft in partnership with Bloomingdale's.  At these events, "geeks" from diverse walks of life wear the latest fashions as they strut the catwalk to raise funds for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).  NFTE is an organization that was founded in 1987 that provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. 

This fall season, Geek 2 Chic will take place in Chicago and Washington, DC. Tickets are limited. VIP tickets include premiere seating along the catwalk and entry to the exclusive after-party. All proceeds from General Admission and VIP tickets, plus 10% of Bloomingdale's Men's sales the evening of the event, benefit NFTE.

Geek 2 Chic: Chicago
November 2, 2011
6:30-8:00pm, with extra shopping 8:00-9:00pm
900 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Your MC: Julia Allison
Syndicated tech/media columnist

Geek 2 Chic: Chicago After-Party
The Underground
56 W. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Geek 2 Chic: DC
November 8, 2011
6:30-8:00pm, with extra shopping 8:00-9:00pm
5300 Western Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Your MC: Angie Goff
NBC Washington anchor/reporter

Geek 2 Chic: DC After-Party
L2 Lounge
3315 Cady's Alley NW
Washington, DC 20007

Executive Producer: Mark Drapeau, Microsoft Office of Civic Innovation, Washington, DC

Ticket sales have closed. Please contact Mark Drapeau for special requests or media passes.


Do you know any of our "geeks" for this year's events? See who will be strutting their stuff down the catwalk in Chicago and DC.

Chicago Geeks

Adam Hecktman, Microsoft
Andy Crestodina, Orbit Media
Chris Foreman, AvePoint
Chris Hill, PerkSpot
Edward Domain, Tech.Li
Edward Glassman, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
Eric Lunt, BrightTag
Jack Philbin, Vibes
Jeff Ringgenberg, Evolyte
Jeff Willinger, RightPoint Consulting
Joey Schoblaska, Groupon
Johnnie Lovett, Fresh Connection Brand (NFTE graduate)

Joshua Hernandez, Tap.Me
Mark Lawrence, SpotHero
Matt Hancock, Chicago Tech Academy
Peter Cherukuri, AOL-Huffington Post Media Group
Philip Tadros, Doejo
Reid Lappin, VOKAL Interactive
Robert Blackwell, KillerSpin
Rudy Pamintuan, Sherman Worldwide
Seth Kravitz, Technori
Shawn Gaines, kCura
Tim Toomey, Rockit Ranch Productions
Zak Boca, SingleHop
DC Geeks
Andrew Noyes, Facebook
Blake Hall, TroopSwap
Brian Chambers, Blue Advertising (Edelman)
Chris Moody, Yahoo! News
Chris Revak, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Chris Seline,
DJ Saul, iStrategyLabs
Dominic Campbell, FutureGov
Jabious Bam Williams (NFTE graduate)
Jack Holt, Blue Ridge Information Systems
Jake Ward, David All Group
Jesse Thomas, JESS3

Jim Long, NBC News
Johnny Kissko, Frenship High School
Justin Thorp, HelloWallet
Leo Schmid, Thrillist
Matt Bigge, Strategic Social
Michael Bassik, Burson-Marsteller
Nick Schaper, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Pat Yonpradit, Montgomery County Public Schools
Patrick Bell, U.S. House of Representatives
Peter LaMotte, GeniusRocket
Scott Logan, Monster Government Solutions
Winston Lord, Venga

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