IRM.Retail
Startup Showcase

Pitch your idea

29. April 2021
 WBZ – St. Gallen

Institute of Retail Management –

Gottlieb Duttweiler Lehrstuhl

 
ABOUT OUR EVENT

Networking and competition at the same time turn the IRM Retail Startup Showcase 2021 into a must!

The Startup Showcase offers a unique event for the retail and consumer goods industry, where retail researchers, managers and investors from the DACH region network with promising founders - selected by our top-class jury.

 

The program combines thematic inputs such as keynote speeches by top managers, exciting pitches by founders and interactive networking elements with Bürli & Bier. We open the competition for start-ups from three central areas [logistics & procurement; consumer goods & product innovations; shopping experience, customer inspiration & technology], which are relevant for both retail and the consumer goods industry. The 10 most convincing start-ups are allowed to impress the jury with their business model in a pitch on site.

 

Our top-class jury consists of experts from the retail sector, the FMCG industry and venture capitalists. They will evaluate the start-up pitches according to three investment criteria [financial value, organizational value and added value for the customer].

Apply with your creative pitch deck and a short letter of motivation via e-mail. Just click on the Apply Now Button. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2021.

AWARD CEREMONY

Startup Award

STAGE

10 startups present their business plan for 20 minutes each, including Q&A

AWARD CEREMONY

Prize money of 3'000 CHF for the pitch winner

AWARD

Accreditation as Top Swiss Retail Startup © [Certificate by IRM]

COACHING

Membership in the coaching network of the IRM, consisting of jury members and partners of the IRM-HSG

 
JURY

Experts from the retail, FMCG and venture capital sectors form the exclusive jury

Dr. Carole Ackermann
Founder – Diamondscull
Claudia Baumgart
Investment Managerin – Scail Capital
Dr. Dieter Berninghaus
Chairman – SIGNA Group
Roland Brack
Founder – Brack.ch
Dr. Felix Brunner
CEO – Sparrow Ventures
Jérôme Gilg
CEO – Manor
Ekaterina Herzig
Vice President Strategy – McDonald's
Prof. Thomas Rudolph
Director – IRM
Florian Schweitzer
Co-Founder – btov Partners
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We are looking forward to exciting start-ups and innovative business models. Apply now with your Pitch Deck and secure your spot.

 
Contact
Our adress

Universität St.Gallen
Forschungszentrum für Handelsmanagement (IRM-HSG)
Gottlieb Duttweiler Lehrstuhl
Dufourstrasse 40a
CH-9000 St.Gallen

Give us a call

Tel.: +41 71 224 28 56
Fax: +41 71 224 71 94

 

http://www.irm.unisg.ch

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