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Mango StartUp Studio commences its training and networking sessions
- Yesterday, the Mango start-up accelerator held its first meetup to promote innovation and the development of new technologies and business models.
- The event, which took place at the Mango offices in Barcelona's @22 district, was dedicated to open innovation and was attended by 30 participants.
- The meeting consisted of an introduction by Mango StartUp Studio and IESE Business School, followed by a panel with experts and a networking session.
Mango, one of Europe’s leading fashion groups, continues to make progress in its vocation as an innovator. After creating the fashion start-up accelerator Mango StartUp Studio and announcing its investment in two businesses (PayFlow and Recovo), yesterday the company held its first training and networking session.
The event, which took place at the Mango offices in Barcelona's @22 district, was dedicated to open innovation and was attended by approximately thirty participants. The meeting got underway with an introduction from the Director of Mango StartUp Studio, Belén Rallo, and the Director of Executive Education in the Management Courses of the IESE Business School, Xavier Masats.
Silvia Cunill moderated a panel to discuss the challenges of open innovation featuring the Director of Wayra Barcelona, Marta Antunez, the Director of Zone2boost, Luis Palomero, the Director of Innovation of Gohub, José Ignacio Ruiz, the Founder and CEO of Loyal Guru, Borja Sanfeliu, and the Founder and CEO of Payflow, Benoit Menardo, followed by a networking session.
The training and networking sessions are some of the benefits that Mango StartUp Studio offers its start-up employees, in addition to other benefits such as visibility, funding and acceleration.
About Mango StartUp Studio
Mango launched the Mango Start-Up Studio fashion start-up accelerator in April 2022 to promote innovation within the company, detect new growth opportunities and participate in the development of new technologies or business models.
The project is looking for companies and ideas at the development stage in order to make seed-capital investments that add value to the value chain of the fashion industry and improve the customer experience. The initiative has a budget of three million euros and plans to invest in more than fifty companies in Europe in the medium term. Technology and sustainability are two areas of priority interest for the accelerator, in addition to all the links in the value chain, from product creation and sourcing to distribution.
In October 2022, Mango StartUp Studio invested in the textile recovery programme of Recovo, a platform for the resale of textile surpluses, and in February committed to Payflow, the on-demand salary and flexible remuneration start-up. Both investments have been made through convertible participation loans.