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Financiers Workshop – Paris

DeFINE (Developing a Fashion-tech Innovation Network for Europe) is supporting the future of European fashion. By bringing together fashion and technology communities, it will encourage innovation, collaboration and growth.

We will develop a network of incubators & accelerators, start-ups & SMEs, and financiers to form a European fashion-technology community where cross-sectoral knowledge will be shared, ideas will grow and transnational collaboration will be nurtured.

Connect with peers and get the opportunity to co-invest in the future of fashion-tech. Take this opportunity to get acquainted with the value creation and the exploitation chains, as well as learn more about successful investment cases.

Fashion-tech start-ups across Europe have raised up to €440 million in 2016, a number set to increase. Is this trend sustainable and is there a gap in the market? Join the Financiers workshop to learn about financing within the fash-tech industry and the fashion market. Hear from experts working within fash-tech across Europe to inspire new ideas.

Who Should Attend
The DeFINE Financiers Workshop is designed for expert and non-expert investors and market experts, as well as managers and observers within the finance field. This event is not open to the public and is invite only.

How to register
Invitation only. Please email the DeFINE team at contact@define-network.eu for registration.

Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Contact us
If you have any questions about attending the Financiers Workshop, please email the DeFINE team at contact@define-network.eu

The Financier workshop will take place at room 511A, Première Vision.

Hourly Schedule

Day 1

2pm - 2.10pm
Introduction and Welcome
Piedad Rivas, European Commission, Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
2.10pm - 2.30pm
Tour de Table from Investors
Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
2.30pm - 2.45pm
Wearable Lab Introduction
Marguerite Coiraton, Première Vision
2.45pm - 3.15pm
3 Pitches from pre-selected start ups from Wearable Lab
3 minutes of pitching from each business and Q&A
3.15pm - 3.30pm
Coffee Break
3.30pm - 4pm
Fashion-tech Market Introduction
Market size, current issues, main players + Q&A
Giusy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator
4pm - 4.15pm
Risks and opportunities in Fashion-tech
Why investing in the sector? Which recent deals? Risks and opportunities.
Delphine Le Mintier, BPI, Luxe et Mode
4.15pm - 4.45pm
Debrief/ Discussions/Questions/ Comments from investors
Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
4.45pm - onwards
Visit of the Wearable Lab at Premiere vision and Networking Drinks

Piedad Rivas, European Commission
Piedad Rivas, European Commission
European Agency for SMEs, European Commission
Piedad enjoys working with creative industries and creative minds, and is a great believer in interdisciplinary collaboration, the richness of connecting people and skills, and the magic resulting from it. She is convinced about the great potential that creativity and European creative industries have as a driving force for innovation and to bring positive changes into European society, lifestyle and culture. Piedad has a background in Law and further specialisation studies in Human Right Law. She is currently working at the European Commission at the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized enterprises for the EU COSME programme, through which the European Union (EU) supports competitiveness and innovation of European SMEs. She is dealing with creative industries in the area of fashion, design, and lifestyle in the industry sectors of textile and clothing, footwear and leather and accessorises and design based consumer goods. Since 2000 she has been working in different European Commission services in international cooperation and development. Within this assignment she spent two years in Beijing at the European Union (EU) Delegation to China. In 2010, through the EU MEDIA Programme, she became familiar with the challenges of creative industries, business & creative minds in the film and audio-visual industry. The European Commission (EC) supports creative industries and creative minds and talents in many ways. It supports projects driven by and for designers, starts ups, innovative manufacturing companies and tech people and talents to upscale these results into the market. It also supports high-tech cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration to engage designers with techies and engineering minds and the industry to discuss new concepts and ideas, to develop common standards and to implement innovative projects for instance on smart wearables and e-textiles.
Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
Thierry Baujard, Media Deals
Founder, Media Deals
Thierry has 20+ years of experience in the communications and entertainment industries. After graduating in Paris he worked in London as a business consultant for entertainment companies and telecom operators, then in France and Germany in business development for Vivendi, and then for ARTE – the Franco-German TV station – in Strasbourg. Thierry then completed an MBA at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he specialized in film financing and e-commerce. In 2012, he graduated from the European Executive Programme of the Ecole National d’Administration (ENA) in France. For Media Deals, Thierry is in charge of developing the investment network across Europe and managing the network’s Investment Forums, which regularly bring mediatech companies and investors together for pitching sessions. With regard to this, he supports the network’s investors in identifying investment opportunities and in carrying out due diligence with a focus on cross-border transactions and exit strategies. He was also the project director of Media Deals’ EU project ImMediaTe, which examined financial mechanisms for digital media between five European clusters (Barcelona, Rome, Malta, Paris, and Amsterdam) and is now the director of the new DG Connect project European Investor Gate (EIG). Thierry has also been developing different creative industries funds for the film, music, and video games sectors. He is a regular speaker at conferences and summits on content and technology as well as an expert for the European Commission on regulations for investment in the digital sector.
Marguerite Coiraton, Première Vision
Marguerite Coiraton, Première Vision
Show Manager, Première Vision
Experienced Show Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the events industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, International Event Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Sponsorship, and Art Direction. Strong operations professional with a DESC focused in Marketing, Project management from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
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.
Delphine Le Mintier, BPI, Luxe et Mode
Delphine Le Mintier, BPI, Luxe et Mode
BPI, Luxe et Mode
Graduate of the University of Paris IX Dauphine and IFM Management Program, Delphine le Mintier – Jonglez is, since 2013, Investment Director at Bpifrance in charge of the investments in fashion and luxury. She is in charge of sourcing the deal flow, analyzing investment proposals, negotiating the transaction with the management team and following the portfolio (Eric Bompard, Officine Générale, Roseanna, Bonne Gueule, Le Gramme, Horace…). She started in Private Equity in 2007 at Natixis Private Equity as an Investment Associate for Mode et Finance the capital risk investment company founded by Didier Grumbach which aims to take minority stakes in early-stage French fashion companies in order to finance their growth. Prior to Mode et Finance, she was retail coordinator at Lancel.


Feb 13 2019


14 h 00 min - 16 h 45 min

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 13 2019
  • Time: 07:00 - 09:45


Première Vision Paris
Parc des Expositions – Paris Nord Villepinte 95975 Roissy-Charles de Gaulle
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