OPEN CALL FOR THE 4TH EDITION OF FASHION INVESTOR DAY

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2 May 2018 - 00:00

The 080 Barcelona Fashion and the investment platform Seed and Click, member of the Spanish Association of Business Angels Network (AEBAN), present the open call to take part in the 4th edition of the Fashion Industry’s International Investment Forum that will take place on June 26th within the 22n2 edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk.
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The organizers of the Fashion Investor Day have the aim to detect new talent in the business fashion development; that’s why the initiative is aimed at detecting innovating projects related to this sector. As the third edition, this new open call presents two categories: on the one hand, fashion tech start-ups, and, on the other, Catalan emerging designers and brands, the so-called Raising brands.
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The open call extends to the 1st of June. Among all the applications, 5 finalists will be chosen in each category and will be announced from the 5th of June. These finalists will take part in the Fashion Investor Day on June 26th to present in an elevator pitch their business project in front of an audience formed by investors and experts. They will also enjoy a networking session to boost business opportunities within the 080 Barcelona Fashion.
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Besides the funding by private investors that the finalists may get in the Fashion Investor Day, they will opt to an award to the best project in each category. Taking into account the innovation capacity, the viability of the project, the capacity of the management team and the communication and viral projection, the jury will have to pick the winners, who will get a prize valued in 120,000 euro based on services by leader companies in marketing, PR, business creation and finances like McCann, Baker Mackenzie, Zeta Digital and ESADECreapolis. In addition, both the start-up winner and the finalists will get a free ticket for the World Mobile Congress 4YFN 2019.
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The 080 Investor Day Startups category is aimed at entrepreneurs from around the world that work in a technology-based business project in search of funding and legally constituted, related to or applied on the fashion industry. Ideally, the projects should be in a product / service / app / website beta phase and ready for their market launch.
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The projects should be based on at least one of these areas: mobile apps, internet, product, marketing, services, distribution, logistics, advertisement, sustainability, design, technology, big data, wearables, blockchain, AI, VR, smart fabrics and social media.

Regarding the 080 Investor Day Raising Brands category, it is aimed at Catalan emerging fashion designers and companies that are working on a business project of their own with a turnout inferior to 50,000 or less than 4 collections on the market. The applications must be related to at least one of the following areas: sustainability, design, technology, big data, wearables, or smart fabrics.

All projects and applications must be presented through this link: http://bit.ly/1dM0ULW.