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NEW RETAIL FEST 2022

STARTUP COMPETITION

Apply to Pitch and Win Amazing Prizes!

New Retail Fest is accepting applications for our 2022 Startup Competition.

We invite innovative startups to submit their application for a chance to pitch in the finals and win amazing prizes.

The finalists will pitch in front of our esteemed judging panel, conference attendees, investors and media outlets.

Our competitions give entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their startups in front of the most relevant audience, win amazing prizes, visibility and networking opportunities with the best in class.

Our judging panel is comprised of leading and seasoned investors and corporate leaders.

TIMELINE

Apply Early so you Don’t Miss the Deadline

Application opens: 1 November 2021

Application deadline: 30 January 2022

Finalists announced: 15 February 2022

 * Finals: Q1 2022 at New Retail Fest 2022 Annual Summit *

The finalists will each pitch live during the annual summit ↑

ELIGIBILITY

Who Should Apply?

Early stage startups building innovative solutions for the retail industry

Less than 5 years old with funding up to $5 million

Offering innovative, technologically advanced and scalable solutions

Showing initial signs of traction in terms of users / revenue

Individuals cannot be members in more than one team of applicants

Startups can be from any country in the world

PRIZES

🏆 The winners will receive 🏆

Invitation to present in UST Infinity Labs for Global Retail Clients

Invitation to Merage Institute Leadership Program (in the US)

Additional Prizes TBA

PAST COMPETITION

🏆 Prizes from past conference 🏆

Booth at ShopTalk 2019

Participation in the Merage Institute Leadership Program

 

🏆 Winners from past conference 🏆

1st place: Ladingo

2nd place: Fixel

3rd place: ConfirmU

 

2022 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Microsoft
20-21 sponsor logos (14)
Merage
Nielsen

2022 COMPETITION JUDGES

Michael Marx
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Michael Marx

VP Innovation - Israel

UST

PAST JUDGES

Meet some of our past judges in our different competitions
Dan
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Dan Benjamin

Google Cloud Architect

Google

Udi Even Ezra
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Udi Even Ezra

Startup Development Manager

Microsoft Israel

Gabi Zodik
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Gabi Zodik

CTO, Watson Assistant Solutions

IBM

Amit Zilberstein
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Amit Zilberstein

Partnerships & Investments

Visa

Tomer Michaeli
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Tomer Michaeli

General Partner

Viola Fintech

Ainhoa Campo
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Ainhoa Campo

Global Head of Open Innovation

BBVA

Sian Goldofsky
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Sian Goldofsky

VC Investment Team

OurCrowd

Jonathan Saacks
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Jonathan Saacks

Managing Partner

F2 Capital

Inbal Tirosh
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Inbal Tirosh

Venture Partner

Entrée Capital

Lia Cromwell
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Lia Cromwell

Principal

UpWest Labs

Omri Green
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Omri Green

General Partner

Grove Ventures