Work With Cami
Camille Newman is the Founder and CEO of Pop Up Plus Inc. - a pop up and online shop catering to plus size women sizes 14 and up. Born in Jamaica, Camille, has vivid memories trailing behind her grandpa Horace, as he bought fabric locally and made his own suits for church on his Singer machine from the 1930’s. The love of fashion never left her, after graduating from Oberlin College in 2002 she pursued a career in the fashion editorial field working with Interview and Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.
She later discovered her true passion while working for Lane Bryant, where she grew to understand the needs of the plus size market and the potential impact she could have if she started her own business. She continued to hone her skills in various roles within the fashion industry in planning, buying, store execution and pricing strategy at companies such as Ross Stores, Macy’s Inc. and Hudson’s Bay.
Frustrated with the lack of access to trendy clothing, she traveled the world to look for it, embracing everything from classic basics to rock inspired pieces and graphic, bold prints. In 2010, what began as a series of private shopping parties, has now emerged as a full scale mobile plus size store and online shop presenting a highly edited mix of each season’s cutting edge trends from Independent American and International designers as well as trend right Junior Plus pieces.
Since starting Pop Up Plus Inc., Camille has raised over $100,000 in cash and prizes for her company, started two additional companies - The Pitch Boss and Professor Post - and is the recipient of the following awards:
2010 Power Up Brooklyn Business Plan Competition Winner
2014 Facebook For Business All Star
2015 Oberlin College/Launch U - Joe Rubin Venture Prize Winner
2015 Dream Project Pitch Winner
2015 “Going Up” Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Winner
2015 National Urban League - Best Existing Business Pitch Winner
2016 Wells Fargo Works Top 10 Finalist
2016 FedEx Top 100
2016 National Black MBA Innovation Whiteboard Challenge Winner
2017 Global Fashion Battle NYC StartUp Weekend Winner
2017 Million Dollar Women Summit Pitch Winner
2017 Blogalicious Wells Fargo Perfect Pitch V Winner
2018 Odyssey Media Pop Up Pitch Winner
2017 Circular Board Accelerator
2017 WeNYC Cohort
2017 10,000 Small Business Initiative - Goldman Sachs // Tory Burch Early Stage
Facebook Small Business (SMB) Council
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
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