IAG launch investment competition for start-ups

Posted on: 19/07/2017

International Airlines Group (IAG) seeks disruptive start-ups for its second hangar 51 programme.

After the huge success of the first Hangar 51 global start-up accelerator, International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching a second programme which will be based in Spain.

Working with Cink Emprende, a consulting company specialising in entrepreneurship already consolidated in the local ecosystem, the accelerator will develop new entrepreneurs to revolutionise the aviation industry and enhance customer experience.

Start-ups from around the world are invited to join this second initiative, which will be hosted in the Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona, to develop lasting and collaborative partnerships.

The successful start-ups will receive 10 weeks of intensive industry expert advice from the Group’s airlines to develop and test their products. The entrepreneurs will gain access to the airlines’ resources, and the opportunity to receive funding from IAG’s multimillion pound digital investment fund, to scale their business.

The programme will focus on five key categories:

  • Data-Driven Business: new and innovative forms of data capture, analysis and deployment to improve decision making in real time.
  • Automation: smart machines and robotic processes to increase efficiency.
  • Connected Airline: solutions to enhance communication with customers, partners and systems.
  • Improve Customer Experience: through a customer-centric experience.
  • Wildcard: any new disruptive ideas that a start-up believes will create value for IAG‚Äôs businesses.

Start-ups can now submit their applications here until September 10, 2017.

Launch Event

Don’t miss the launch event in Barcelona (12/07/17) and Madrid (13/07/17). You’ll hear from the Hangar 51 team, previous start-ups and get an opportunity to meet our mentors.

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