Judged by industry executives, venture capitalists and academics, young startups and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to share their disruptive ideas with the world of retail and international media and compete for 5.000 € in prize money and 3 months of free incubation.
So, What's This All About?
Included in THE EVERYWHERE STORE Conference, this challenge is the perfect opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to share their disruptive ideas with the industry executives, venture capitalists, academics and international media in the iconic city of
My favorite part is the Startups company's challenge, where we got early glimpses of innovations in online retailing.
- Thomas Gruen, Professor and Chair of Marketing, University of New Hampshire
A perfect mix of priceless Academic knowledge and Business-driven Technology learnings, both from Retailers and Service Providers perspective. I strongly recommend this event for anyone interested in re-shaping the future of Retail but keeping their feet firmly on the ground.
- Alvar Edo Gonzalo, Head of Business Development Smart Retail, Telefónica
The retail lab is unique because it is organized by retailers and welcomes new business ideas for online retail as well as bricks and mortar.
It is the ideal platform for teams from all over the world to present their ideas to a jury of retailers and investors and hopefully see their business dreams become reality.
- Daniel Corsten, Professor of Business, IE Business School
[2015 & 2017 Partner and Juri]
Yes, Retail Game
Changers really is
more than a simple competition...
It is a chance for entrepreneurs to...
o Exchange ideas.
o Discuss their business.
o Mingle with thought leaders and industry gurus.
o Pitch investors.
o Get visibility among international media.
o Get an update on what’s happening in the global retail arena.
Who is it for?
Tech-startups in the retailing industry
Individuals from 18 to 99 years old with a killer retail idea
(lemonade stand already taken)
Early stage startups
(idea, prototype and launch stages)
The initiative is looking for ideas
that have the potential to be a Game
Changer in the retailing industry by...
Contributing to the fusion of the physical and online store.
Being a trend setting idea capable of changing the modern-day extended shopping experience…
Being innovative and unique with global potential to scale in larger and growing markets.
Retail Game Changer will take into account the quality of the idea,
the team’s commitment to the project, evidence of the team’s
execution capacity and prototyping and the team’s profile in terms
of complementary skills and entrepreneurial attitude.
The idea that will be buzzing around Retail Game Changer is
THE EVERYWHERE STORE.
A store that is seemingly everywhere (virtual and real world) and
offers the customer the best extended shopping experience.
Are you READY for
THE EVERYWHWERE STORE challenge?
While mobile technology becomes more and more popular, consumers expect to shop whenever they want and wherever they are, crossing online and physical platforms.
Independently of the journey each customer chooses, the expectation is to have an identical experience while interacting with a retail brand, across all channels.
Do you have a NEW idea?
You can apply for the Retail Game Changers by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take time to send all the relevant information regarding your team, idea and business model.
The application should include:
Value proposition in one paragraph*;
Powerpoint presentation of the Startup – (you already shared that with us, thank you)*;
Video presenting the Startup (in MP4 format)*;
Link of startup’s website*;
Revenue up to now;
Name and Position of the speaker(s) that will attend the conference*.
Since the program is limited for only a few startups we advise you to apply as soon as possible to guarantee your spot for this amazing opportunity.