Location for in-person event TBA DOWNLOAD EVENT PROSPECTUS New Retail Fest Connecting the Retail Tech Community with the World's Leading Brands and Retailers FALL 2021 HYBRID EVENT 28 October 2021, 10:00 Register Now

STARTUP COMPETITION

Apply to Pitch and Win Amazing Prizes!

New Retail Fest is accepting applications for our 2021 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: 10 June 2020

Application deadline: 10 July 2020

Finalists announced: 15 July 2020

 * Finals: 21 July 2021 at New Retail Fest Summer 2021 *

The finalists will each pitch live during the event ↑

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

2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

20-21 sponsor logos (14)
Merage
Nielsen

2021 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