Texas Tech University

Episode 06: Still Bending Tradition ft. Ayodele Aigbe

Kathryn Dankesreiter, Marketing & Engagement Coordinator, & Savannah Miller, PR Student Assistant

December 5, 2023

Ayodele (Ayo) Aigbe is bringing Hangio, a Texas Tech Accelerator graduate, to models and fashion designers on the runway!

View the full podcast transcript.

In this episode of the Hub Hustle, we had the pleasure of hosting Ayodele (Ayo) Aigbe, the visionary force behind and CEO of Hangio. Our conversation dove into Ayo's passion for entrepreneurship and how's she's growing her startup by partnering with other brands and Indie Fashion.

Ayo's entrepreneurial journey began with her entry into the Innovation Hub Accelerator Program's 4th Cohort. Hangio, emerged as a revolutionary product, reshaping the way clothes are hung. The core concept behind Hangio revolves around fully customizable hangers designed to preserve the shape of clothes.

The Texas Tech Innovation Hub takes immense pride in Ayo's accomplishments and values her participation in our Red Raider Startup Weekend. This 72-hour, 3-day event is dedicated to helping individuals of all ages discover their passion for entrepreneurship and bring their potential ideas to life. Ayo's impactful mentorship and experience make her a valued mentor to this annual event.

Ayo's dedication to her startup is evident and recently landed her a partnership with Indie Fashion, the country's largest fashion platform hosting year-round runway shows. Each designer at Indie Fashion show now has the incredible opportunity to showcase their fashion designs using Hangio Hangers before every event.

In addition to her achievements, we extend congratulations to Ayo for her recent award in the EmpowHERment Pitch Competition, where she secured second place and was awarded $10,000. Congratulations, Ayo and Hangio!