Madison Maxey learned to sew at 8 years old and has been been working in the fashion industry since age 15 with companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Nylon Magazine, and Peter Som. After living abroad in France for a year at age 16 and running a popular fashion blog that received invitations to Paris Haute Couture and Mercedez Benz Berlin fashion weeks, she returned to the states. Her senior year of high school, Maddy won a CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship for college and interned in California and New York. 

Maddy attended Parsons, the New School for Design for 4 months before taking a leave of absence to start her own clothing company. Madison Maxey Blazers led to a successful Kickstarter campaign, acknowledgement from industry leaders, and a love for entrepreneurship and tech. 

This newfound love for all things technological and internet based led Maddy to the fundamentals of technology. While working at General Assembly, she dabbled in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Processing, Arduino and IOS development.  With a goal to combine all things technological and fashionable, she was accepted into the Thiel Fellowship for the class of 2013.

Featured in New York Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Nylon Magazine and many other press outlets, Maddy has been named a “Female Founder to Watch” by Women 2.0. 

Currently, Maddy lives in new york city and spends her time building her newest venture, CRATED. In addition to wearable research, she sits on the board at the Urban Assembly Maker Academy  and is resident entrepreneur at General Assembly.