080 Activitats
6 Jun 2019 - 00:00

Sustainability, proximity and an added value based on technology define the 10 finalist projects of the 5th edition of the 080 Investor Day. This Fash-Tech Investment Forum, organized by the 080 Barcelona Fashion and the investment platform Seed&Click, will take place on June 26th at the Sant Pau Modernist Site, within the parallel activities programme of the 080 24th edition.
The mission of this initiative, of international scope, is to boost the fashion ecosystem in Catalonia and Barcelona as a meeting place of entrepreneurial projects from all over the world. Moreover, it aims to boost the innovation in the fashion sector from a tech approach and generate synergies between emerging designers, entrepreneurs’ projects and national and international investors.
As last year, the open call is in two categories. In the Tech Startups in fashion category (Fash-Tech Startups) the finalists projects are:
Vasquiat (Barcelona): Luxury fashion ecommerce.
Yosh.AI (Varsovia): Artificial Intelligence applied to fashion
Sepiia (Madrid): Waterproof technological shirts.
BRYANTHINGS (Paris): Furniture and tech venture to improve the shopping experience in fashion.
B COME (Barcelona): Traceability in clothing and sustainability.
On the other hand, there is the Raising Brands category, aimed at Catalan designers and brands with 4 market collections tops, which has received the support of the students of design schools like ESDi, IED, BAU and Lci. The 5 finalists in this category are:
ANIZ: Sustainable online fashion brand.
LIA Swimwear: Swimwear brand.
Jnorig: Fashion brand of minimalist style and former participant in the 080 catwalk.
Marymood Fabrics SL: Brand that uses sustainable cotton.
Sea2See: Eyewear made of recycled plastic.
The 10 finalists will present their projects on June 26th in an Elevator Pitch in front of the jury of experts and the whole auditorium, with investors, other entrepreneurs and fashion professionals. Before, they will receive a specific training to prepare their presentations successfully. Besides the possible funding that they may achieve with their presentations in front of investors, the finalists will opt to a prize in each category valued in 100,000 euro in services of this initiative partner companies: Amazon Web Services, Baker McKenzie, 4YFN, McCann World Group, Grupo Zeta and ESADE Creapolis.
Beyond the finalists projects, the 080 Investor Day 2019 will present a full-day programme of activities around entrepreneurship, innovation and private funding in the fashion sector. We highlight the participation of Burak Camak, dean of fashion in the well-known New York’s Parsons School of Design, who will give the keynote speech on social responsibility linked to the environment and social and politics phenomena like feminism and social exclusion.
Along with the organizers, in the 080 Investor Day collaborate the Catalan Government’s agency for enterprise competitiveness ACCIÓ, the MODACC Cluster, as well as other entities and institutions like Barcelona Activa, Fashion United, Demium Start-Ups, Padcelona, Lasalle, Barcelona Tech City, UPF Business Shuttle, Wayra, Toulouse Business School, Esade, London College of Fashion, Plus Value, Aeban and Eban.