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
New York! 

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

[2017 Speaker]

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

[2017 Speaker]

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.
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  


 A store that is seemingly everywhere (virtual and real world) and 

 offers the customer the best extended shopping experience.

Are you READY for


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? 

Application Instructions

You can apply for the Retail Game Changers by sending an e-mail to tes@tlantic.com. 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;

  • Size;

  • 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. 


In case you have any doubts, look over the FAQs or Contact us