The third edition of 080 Investor Day, the international investment forum of the fashion industry, took place on 28th June 2017 at Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau within the 20th edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion.
The event, organized by Seed&Click in collaboration with 080 Barcelona Fasion, brought together different fashion experts and startups with the goal of boosting their innovative ventures. As a novelty, this year there was also room for fashion emerging brands born in Catalonia, with the aim of giving them visibility, promotion and the chance to connect with potential investors. Out of more than 50 applicants, 60.5% were from Spain, 15.7% from USA and 5.2% from UK, among others.
The panel of 10 projects that made it to the final was composed by 5 startups: Binfluencer, Buytrendy, Imersivo, Yumehub and Woodys, as well as 5 emerging brands: Colmillo de Morsa, Fishikii, Madmoiçon, Makelovelovemake and Uttopy. All of them, had the chance to present their businesses in elevator pitch format in front of a first-class international jury composed by Luiz F. Costa (LDJ capital), Jan Brinckmann (ESADE), Corey Moran (Google), Matthew Drinkwater (LFC), Ana Brossa (McCann Worldgroup), Javier Blázquez (Baker McKenzie), Manuel Moreno (Grupo Zeta), Karina Riera ( 4YFN ) and Luis Lara ( KPMG ).
The criteria taken into account when selecting the winning fashion startup and emerging brand, included their capacity of innovation, viability, social impact, experience and attitude of their teams, as well as their communication capacity.
Both winners of this 3rd edition of 080 Investor Day, will receive a prize valued at 100.000€, composed by services and benefits from leading brands such as McCann Worldgroup, Baker McKenzie, Grupo Zeta, Esade Creápolis, KPMG impulsa and 4YFN, partners on this initiative that seeks to empower the next leaders of the fashion industry.
Montserrat Vilalta, CCAM's General Director, closed the event by celebrating the great impact of this inspiring initiative.
Hope to see you next year, empowering more fashion designers and entrepreneurs! :)
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