Alt Winter 2016 Sponsors, Part 2

By: Julia Fain; Photos by Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

This blog post is number two of three, introducing the Alt community to Alt Winter 2016 sponsors. For those with a ticket to the upcoming conference, this information may give you a head start on considering who you want to connect with at the conference. For the larger Alt community, feel free to reach out to these brands through social platforms.


Foodstirs. Foodstirs’ mission is to offer delicious baking products made with the finest real ingredients, that provide a convenient and creative way to unplug, connect and create memorable experiences in the kitchen. They are looking to collaborate with amazing likeminded creators that share a love of food, fun, and family. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @foodstirs. Foodstirs loves to be inspired and can’t wait to meet you!

Extra fun: Foodstirs was founded by beloved celebrity, Sarah Michelle Gellar — and she’s coming to Alt Summit as one of the Keynote Speakers! Would you like to meet her? Of course you would! Here are some fun ways to connect: First, Sarah will be taking one-on-one appointments at the Foodstirs booth during the conference — on Friday from 10:00a to 1:00p. That’s right, YOU can totally hang out with Sarah Michelle Gellar! Email Sarah Fotis to grab your 5-minute appointment.

Second, Sarah’s Keynote is titled Authenticity in the Age of Social Media, and she wants to incorporate YOUR questions into her presentation. From one creative entrepreneur to another, what question would you like to ask Sarah Michelle Gellar? Email your questions to Erin. The top questions will be made into slides, and shown to Ms. Gellar in real time during her presentation. She won’t see these ahead of time, so her answers will be totally authentic! If your question is picked, we’ll include your social handles on the slide — which means your name will be up in lights in front of the whole conference. So much fun!


Sudo, a super cool app you’re going to love, is the newest way to take control of your identity and life, while shopping, selling, and socializing. They look forward to meeting, collaborating and partnering with you in 2016 to help give you the freedom and control to navigate your world — safely, securely and privately. Find them on Facebook and connect on Twitter @SudoApp.


Minted is a design marketplace connecting consumers with the world's best artists to create something one-of-a-kind. Minted is looking to connect with bloggers who love great design and want to support indie designers. Connect on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @minted.


Hayneedle. If you have a healthy obsession for home décor, styling, and well-designed living, online home-retail giant wants to learn more about you and talk potential partnerships. Connect with them on Instagram and Twitter @hayneedle to get the scoop on their style and spark the conversation.


From closets to pantries, EasyClosets can help you organize every area of your home. With 11 color options, custom sizing, and a wide selection of accessories, EasyClosets makes it easier than ever to design a custom organization solution that suits your personal style and space. Start designing your dream space at Share your organizing stories on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest all under @EasyClosets, and share on Instagram with the hashtag #EasyClosets.

Alt, and over 8 million other people and businesses worldwide, use MailChimp to design, send, and track their email newsletters. If you are looking for ways to implement or up your newsletter game, check out their quarterly MailChimp for Publishers & Bloggers newsletter for tips, tricks, and inspiration. Connect with Mailchimp on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @mailchimp.

Lorissa's Kitchen

Lorissa’s Kitchen™. Their premium protein snacks are crafted with a passion for doing things right: ensuring that the proteins are responsibly raised, selecting premium ingredients and ensuring all products have a clean label. They look forward to introducing four unique flavors – Korean Barbecue, Ginger Teriyaki, Sweet Chili and Szechuan Peppercorn – each made using carefully selected ingredients and crafted so that every bite is as flavorful as possible. In the meantime, say hello on Twitter and Instagram at @LorissasKitchen.


Say hello to Chairish. Chairish is an online, curated marketplace where design lovers buy and sell their vintage and used home decor to one another. Charish is excited to connect with influencers who share their passion for vintage home decor. Download their iPhone app and say hello on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest @chairishco.


MakersKit is America's Best Selling DIY Kit brand — they create fun projects for kids and families. Available in over 6,000 stores including Urban Outfitters, Macy's, West Elm and Anthropologie. MakersKit is looking forward to collaborating with other creative minds in 2016. Connect with them on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest @makerskit. “Let's create something amazing together!”