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Piquadro Mystartup Funding Program

  • Posted by Francesco Fiume
  • On 17 May 2017
Piquadro’s CEO Marco Palmieri gives an in-depth look to the program. Piquadro is ready to promote innovation and young entrepreneurship, supporting the best business idea in the technology area applied to the luggage field and fashion accessories. We recently had a talk with Piquadro’s CEO Marco Palmieri to learn more about this initiative. The prizes are up […]
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Start up calls: a shortlist of opportunities

  • Posted by Francesco Fiume
  • On 12 May 2017
Start up calls are always a good chance to gain exposure and business contacts. As we are currently partnering with different entities to give wider echo and spread to several startup calls, we’ve thought to sum up these in a single spot for your perusal. Feel free to add some more in the comments section, […]
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EU data regulation: how a startup should cope with it?

  • Posted by giusy cannone
  • On 5 April 2017
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has recently entered into force. This set of rules defines how to acquire, use and protect data and all related privacy matters. But, how this new EU provision is going to impact fashion startups and fashion companies? Let’s start with the good news! This regulation has finally standardized the […]
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Sustainability: thinking how digital can improve fashion

  • Posted by Francesco Fiume
  • On 23 February 2017
Sustainability is the word of the day, apparently. Everybody talk about it, especially in fashion. The apparel industry only accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil. That’s totally uncool, don’t you think? Going from the production of the ingredients until the disposal of garments, maybe […]
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User experience for dummies: what is UX?

  • Posted by giusy cannone
  • On 19 January 2017
User experience: nowadays we can hear this term almost everywhere. With a continuously growing attention to the design thinking approach, it pops out in every commercial sector. But we often forget to ask ourselves: what does it really mean? We hear people using it while referring to the interface of a digital product, the colors, […]
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Fashion technology trends in 2016: a view in perspective for 2017

  • Posted by giusy cannone
  • On 13 December 2016
Discussing main fashion technology trends in 2016, we have tried to make a wrap for you!   As we are getting closer to the end of the year, I would like to share with you our experience about the most important technology and socio-behavioral drivers that have shaped and influenced the fashion industry in 2016. […]
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Decoded Fashion: The Milan Edition 2016

  • Posted by giusy cannone
  • On 1 December 2016
After a short but well-earned break for thinking, after the amazing experience our team had at the Decoded Fashion Pitch, with XShüu Technologies and Askourt in the final selection, it’s finally time, to sum up, and discuss a bit about #DFMilan 2016. The Decoded Fashion’s event has reached its fourth edition in Italy, in partnership […]
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Fast Track Program: second edition’s wrap!

  • Posted by giusy cannone
  • On 10 November 2016
Fast Track Program’s latest edition has just ended, and we are excited to tell you more about it! Fast Track Program is for start-ups. In this case, we have welcomed to our office four start-ups, from four different countries and two continents, have gathered in Milan to participate in our full-time, one-week training program to […]
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Fashion Futurum: how Russia is disrupting the fashion industry?

  • Posted by giusy cannone
  • On 2 November 2016
A couple of weeks ago, Fashion Technology Accelerator Milan was invited by the Russian Fashion Council to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Moscow. The President, Alexander Shumsky, told me that the Russian Fashion Council is heavily motivated in closing the gap between fashion and technology, among designers and “startups”. Well, that definitely convinced me […]
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Brand partnerships: how to create a successful co-branding?

  • Posted by giusy cannone
  • On 26 October 2016
Brand partnership, co-branding: first of all, what is it? A brand partnership is basically the alliance of two totally different companies, that get together to form and sell a new product indicative of both their identities. It can be a fast and cost-effective way of gaining new customers for your startup. The perfect example is […]
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