Q&A With This Year's Most Innovative Company: Warby Parker
Join us for a live chat with Warby Parker’s co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 26th.
Five years ago, Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa launched Warby Parker out of their Philadelphia apartment with a plan to transform the business of selling eyeglasses. Their low-cost frames are a hit--as is their buy-one-give-one business model--and they've inspired countless copycats. “Warby Parker for X” is now a fundable business model in Silicon Valley.
But what has really set Warby Parker apart, and the reason Fast Company named it the most innovative company of 2015, has been Blumenthal and Gilboa's knack for brand-building in the Internet age. Their approach involves innovative technology, smart social media marketing, and a growing physical retail presence. They’ve also built an enviable company culture and pioneered a new approach to corporate giving.
We’ll cover these topics and more on Thursday, February 26th, at 11:30 a.m. EST when Blumenthal and Gilboa join Fast Company contributing writer Max Chafkin for a live chat. Start submitting your questions now by using the comment box below.