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RIS News' ENGAGE Retail Industry Conference is Hosting a Startup Pitch Competition in Florida


RIS News, the source for retail business intelligence, will host a live competition for technology startups at its fall conference ENGAGE, the retail industry’s conference focused on the customer experience.
The startup competition will be judged by a panel of retail experts consisting of a retail CEO, a Wall Street analyst and a venture capitalist. The competition will take place at ENGAGE!,  September 7-9 at The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in front of senior-level retail industry executives.

All retail technology startups at the competition will make 10-minute pitches before the panel of experts as well as retail executives in the audience, who will also vote using digital polling technology. Each candidate will make their case as the best solution to push retail into its next phase of evolution. Candidates will be evaluated based on how significantly their solution can improve a retailer’s business or radically alter the industry.

What Do You Get?

“The winner of the startup competition will not only become the star of the ENGAGE! conference, but they will be featured in stories and promotions by RIS News throughout the coming year,” said Joe Skorupa, RIS News Editor. Skorupa added,“In addition, the winner will receive a list of other prizes including a unique sponsorship package with a high-profile placement at the next ENGAGE! conference, which will take place in the first quarter of 2017.”

Startup Criteria

Startups for the ENGAGE competition will have to meet the following criteria
  • In business less than three years, a stand-alone company,
  • Revenue less than $5 million per year,
  • Less than 50 employees, and 
  • Having secured no more than two rounds of funding of less than $10 million.
How To Be Considered
For retail technology startups who wish to submit proposals to become startup competitors click here to fill out the form.

See the full press release here.

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