Milan Fashion-Tech Bootcamp

As part of the DeFINE Fashion-Tech Bootcamp series, Politecnico di Milano will be leading a Fashion-Tech Bootcamp in partnership with Fashion Technology Accelerator (FTA) between the 23rd – 24th January in Milan.

If you are a pre-start-up, start-up or SME working within the fashion supply chain or developing new technologies we invite you to apply for the Milan Fashion-tech Bootcamp, where you will have the chance to:

  • experience meaningful workshops and talks
  • progress your fashion-tech business idea,
  • meet fashion & technology experts,
  • connect with many other innovative start-ups and SMEs,
  • contribute to the development of the European Fashion-tech Innovation Network.

The bootcamp will go through the main topics you need to work on in order to start and growth your fashion-tech business. We will start by working together on the Business Model Canvas adapted for fashion start-ups. We will analyze the main tools and instruments you can use in order to have your start-up digitally fully fledged, and we will analyze the best strategies for digital marketing. The second day will be dedicated to Financials and Investments and will focus on the topic of Sustainability. In addition a keynote speaker and two start-ups will share their success stories and strategies.

In order to get tailored insights from industry experts, the selected businesses will have the opportunity to access 1 to 1 meetings with mentors experienced in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation.

How to register

Application deadline is 13th January, 2020. Your application will be reviewed by the DeFINE partners and we will be in touch to confirm your attendance.

Limited spaces available: 30 FASHION-TECH BUSINESS IDEAS will be selected to attend the Bootcamp.

Who Should Attend

Bootcamps are designed for pre-start-ups, start-ups and SMEs to develop their fashion-tech business ideas.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

You must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Bootcamp:

  • Working in fashion or technology.
  • Have an innovative idea incorporating fashion and technology that you want to develop for one of the following:
      • Product or service
      • Process
      • Route to market/business model
  • Able to certify that you have ownership or right to use any intellectual property involved.
  • Based in a COSME participating country – EU 28 + Montenegro, Turkey, FROM, Albania, Serbia, Moldavia, Armenia, Iceland.

Please note: you do not need to be a registered company to apply for the Bootcamp.

Location

Milan Fashion-Tech Bootcamp will be taking place the 23rd and 24th January will be at Educafé, Politecnico di Milano – Via Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan. (Building 2).

Accommodation

Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about attending an Info Day please email contact@define-network.eu.

Hourly Schedule

23rd Jan. - Talks and Workshops

9:15 - 9:45
Welcome coffee and Registration
9:45 - 10:00
Introduction to the DeFINE project
Speakers:
Chiara Colombi, Polimi, Paola Bertola, Polimi
10:00 - 11:30
Workshop: Fashion Business Model Canvas
Speakers:
Giusy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator
11:30 - 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00
Digital Tools: what you need to use to digitalize your business
Speakers:
Marco Filocamo, Fashion Technology Accelerator
13:00 - 13:15
Recap & Poll
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch + 1 to 1 Mentoring
Parallel Activities
14:30 - 15:45
Digital Marketing: how to create an engaging and effective marketing strategy
15:45 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
Keynote Speech
16:30 - 17:00
Start-up story: Artknit Studios
17:00 - 17:30
Start-up Story
17:30 - 17:45
Poll of Day 1
17:45 - 18:45
Networking Drinks + 1 to 1 Mentoring
Parallel Activities

24th Jan. - Talks and Workshops

9:00 - 09:15
Welcome Coffee
9:15 - 10:15
How to set up a business plan
10:15 - 11:15
Fund raising journey
11:15 - 11:30
Recap & Poll
11:30 - 12:30
Keynote Speech
12:30 - 13:15
Presentation of the DeFINE Mentoring Programme
Speakers:
Chiara Colombi, Polimi, Paola Bertola, Polimi
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch + 1 to 1 Mentoring
Parallel activities

Allocated 1 to 1 Sessions with Mentors

13:30 - 14:00
DAY 1 - 1st Session - Allocated Mentoring
Mentors expert in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
14:00 - 14:30
DAY 1 - 2nd Session - Allocated Mentoring
Mentors expert in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
17:45 - 18:15
DAY 1 - 3rd Session - Allocated Mentoring
Mentors expert in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
18:15 - 18:45
DAY 1 - 4th Session - Allocated Mentoring
Mentors expert in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
12:15 - 12:45
DAY 2 - 5th Session - Allocated Mentoring
Mentors expert in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
12:45 - 13:15
DAY 2 - 6th Session - Allocated Mentoring
Mentors expert in Innovation, Manufacturing, Investment readiness, Tech support, Marketing and Ideation
Chiara Colombi, Polimi
Chiara Colombi, Polimi
Project Manager, Polimi
Chiara Colombi, is a Fashion Designer, PhD and Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Design Department, and Faculty Member in BSc and MSc Fashion Design programs at Design School ‐ Politecnico di Milano. She has 15 years’ experience in education, research and professional consultancy in the fashion design field mainly focused on trend research methods, product-system development, merchandising and retailing. Her research, teaching and professional experience is rooted in the close relationship established with productive and professional entities. These connections aim to define research projects deemed to be relevant from an industrial, socio-economic perspective and possible topics for studios, workshops, research projects and grants.
Paola Bertola, Polimi
Paola Bertola, Polimi
Full Professor and Coordinator of the PhD Program, Polimi
Paola Bertola, PhD in Design, is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Design Department, where she coordinates the PhD Program in Design. She is cofounder of Fashion in Process (FIP) research collective and Faculty Member of the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches in BA Fashion Design program and in MSc Product Service System Design Program. Her research focuses on creative processes, design management and branding, and design research within “culture intensive” industries. She is an author of several international publications and consultant on didactic and research activities for Italian and foreign institutions and companies. She was twice awarded with the Compasso d'Oro Price (2001 and 2011) for her research activities.
Giusy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator
Giusy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator
CEO, Fashion Technology Accelerator
Giusy has more than 10 years’ experience in the investment and startups area. She is currently CEO of Fashion Technology Accelerator. She has been Investment Manager at Italian Angels for Growth, business angels’ network with €14M invested. Previously, she was innovation specialist at in Intesa Sanpaolo bank, running a program which supports business development of tech start-ups. Earlier, she had working experience in the United States working first as Researcher at the Kauffman Foundation then at the Mind the Bridge as coordinator of the incubation program in San Francisco. She has also been involved in consultancy projects to develop entrepreneurial ecosystem in different countries. She is lecturer at the major Italian Fashion Schools such as Istituto Marangoni and Domus Academy.
Marco Filocamo, Fashion Technology Accelerator
Marco Filocamo, Fashion Technology Accelerator
Head of Operations - Fashion Technology Accelerator
Marco has in-depth expertise in data analysis, operations and project management. He is a lecturer at fashion institutions such as Domus Academy and Istituto Marangoni. He is also a Facilitator for Startup Weekend in Southern Europe and the co-founder of Activators Pavia, an association of tech and business enthusiasts promoting innovation at all levels.

Date

Jan 23 2020 - Jan 24 2020

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  • Date: Jan 23 2020 - Jan 24 2020
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Educafé
Educafe - Edificio 2 - Politecnico di Milano, Milano, MI, Italia
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