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What is Hangar 51?

About Hangar 51
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Working with IAG

International Airlines Group is one of the world's largest airline groups. We have 548 aircraft flying to 268 destinations and carrying almost 100 million passengers each year. We are the third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the world, based on revenue.

Formed in January 2011, IAG is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, IAG Cargo and Avios. Building on a strong history of innovation and partnership, we have launched Hangar 51, offering you the opportunity to develop your business and products over an intensive 10 week period.

Hangar 51 has been designed in partnership with Cink Emprende. The ten-week programme will enable you to trial your products at scale and work closely with our senior management team and experts across the Group. We will be looking to test and trial the most promising products and services with airline customers.

The first-class mentorship on offer means successful start-ups will have the chance to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and subject matter experts, who will be on hand to help at the dedicated office at IAG’s offices in Madrid or Barcelona. Each start-up will have opportunities to pitch for investment from IAG.

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Key Benefits

Key Benefits for Applicants
Accelerate
Grow
Investment Opportunities

Categories

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Data Driven Business

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Connected Airline

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Improved Customer Experience

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Timeline

10 Sep 2017

Applications Close

26 Sep 2017

Pitch Day

Pitch Day is your start-up's chance to Pitch to our IAG senior leadership and over 100 representatives from the business to win a place on the programme. You'll have the chance to expand on your application and convince the panel that you're right for the programme.

16 Oct 2017

Programme Starts

The 10 week intensive collaboration starts here. Over this time, we’ll set key objectives for what you want to achieve in collaboration with IAG and get mentorship from senior leadership and external experts to help you towards these goals.

18 Jan 2018

Demo Day

Demo Day is where you'll show us what your start-up has achieved over the 10 weeks and present your proposal for future engagement with IAG.

10 Sep 2017

Applications Close

26 Sep 2017

Pitch Day

Pitch Day is your start-up's chance to Pitch to our IAG senior leadership and over 100 representatives from the business to win a place on the programme. You'll have the chance to expand on your application and convince the panel that you're right for the programme.

16 Oct 2017

Programme Starts

The 10 week intensive collaboration starts here. Over this time, we’ll set key objectives for what you want to achieve in collaboration with IAG and get mentorship from senior leadership and external experts to help you towards these goals.

18 Jan 2018

Demo Day

Demo Day is where you'll show us what your start-up has achieved over the 10 weeks and present your proposal for future engagement with IAG.

The Mentors

David Garcia

Chief Sales Officer of Vueling

Marco Sansavini

Chief Commercial Officer of Iberia

Ricard Falomir

Senior Information Technology Systems Manager of Iberia Express

Rafael Jiménez Hoyos

Director of Production of Iberia

Valentín Lago

Chief Commercial Director of Vueling

Jorge Saco

Chief Financial Officer of Vueling

José Antonio Barrionuevo

Trevor Martin

Chief Commercial Officer of Iberia Express

Calum Laming

Chief Customer Officer of Vueling

Gabriel Perdiguero

Strategy and Customer Business Director, Iberia

Javier Hernández

Head of eCommerce and Marketing, Iberia Express

Bill Francis

Head of group IT

Glenn Morgan

IAG Head of Digital Business Transformation

Stephen Scott

IAG Head of Global Innovation

David Garcia

Chief Sales Officer of Vueling

Marco Sansavini

Chief Commercial Officer of Iberia

Ricard Falomir

Senior Information Technology Systems Manager of Iberia Express

Rafael Jiménez Hoyos

Director of Production of Iberia

Valentín Lago

Chief Commercial Director of Vueling

Jorge Saco

Chief Financial Officer of Vueling

José Antonio Barrionuevo

Trevor Martin

Chief Commercial Officer of Iberia Express

Calum Laming

Chief Customer Officer of Vueling

Gabriel Perdiguero

Strategy and Customer Business Director, Iberia

Javier Hernández

Head of eCommerce and Marketing, Iberia Express

Bill Francis

Head of group IT

Glenn Morgan

IAG Head of Digital Business Transformation

Stephen Scott

IAG Head of Global Innovation

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