Dallasite Lindsey Overton found inspiration to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams at a Flea Style event, so it’s only fitting that she’ll serve as its first mentorship recipient.
“Kate Levering said something at the Flea Style Summit that really put into words how I felt as a new mom,” Overton recalled in a blog posted on the Flea Style website. “She was describing her experience with time off after babies and said, ‘I didn’t know where I had value if I wasn’t achieving.’ This statement really resonated with me.”
The conference gathering local creatives grew out of the popular artisan pop-up events from Southern Methodist University graduate and former lifestyle editor Brittany Cobb. The company added a lifestyle label and e-commerce component last year and in December announced a mentorship program to help creatives develop their small businesses.
As a mentee, Overton will receive guidance on growing her budding home decor startup, Krisen Home. The six-month mentorship program also includes branding opportunities, $250 to spend at Office Depot, and a guest spot at the upcoming summit.
“What Brittany and the Flea Style team have built — from curated markets, a community for creatives, a cool conference, workshops, and an online store — is incredible. I cannot wait to receive what is sure to be sound advice for our business!” Overton said in the blog post.
IF YOU GO
What: Flea Style Summit
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Date: Feb. 25
Place: 6445 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
Cost: $195 for general admission, $295 for VIP
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Flea Style website.
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