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Call for Fashion & Design Startups - NEW application deadline August 15, 2016

Are you a startup active in Fashion & Design? If so, we highlight our new call for the Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative, our international acceleration platform which selects promising high-tech startups to connect them with financial and corporate investors. This year edition will be special due to a collaboration with FT Accelerator.

Startups selected for our programs are eligible for several thousand Euros’ worth of investor readiness training and feedback, made available at no charge by qualified coaches and industry experts. The most promising startups will access Italian and international Investor Arenas to pitch in front of financial investors and industrial partners.

Below you can find a recap for the call, whereas all details are available on the attached document.

Final event: Arena Meeting September 29 2016, Milan.


Target applications (concerning both product and process innovation) include:
  • Wearable Technology (Embedded devices & IoT, Advanced materials, “Smart fabrics”, etc.)
  • Retail (Mobile e-commerce, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Virtual fitting rooms and sizing, etc.)
  • Sustainability (Organic fibers, Recycled garments, 3D modelization, Waste management, etc.)
  • All fields of Industrial Design (Interior/Exterior, Furniture & Decor, Lighting, etc.).

To apply submit a free-form business plan or executive summary of your project via our online application form no later than August 15, 2016.

For any further information do not hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to receiving your applications, and wish you the best of luck!



In partnership with

Fashion Technology Accelerator is a management consulting firm, providing business acceleration to young enterprises operating in the intersection between the industries of fashion and technology. This particular and strong focus enables FTA to offer tailored advisory, industry-specific services, valuable business development opportunities with potential partners and customers. They are part of an international network with offices in Silicon ValleyMilan and Seoul.


The Miroglio Group is an Italian industrial company operating since 1947 in textiles and in fashion. The Group operates in 34 countries through 49 operating companies and 3 industrial sites. Thanks to the know-how gained throughout history, the skill to acknowledge and anticipate market trends, the investments which are continuously devoted to research and development of new technologies and solutions, for all activity sectors (production, supply chain and logistics), today the Miroglio Group meets the demands of a more and more global and heterogeneous market.