Startup Showcase

Pitch your idea

26. April 2022
WBZ – St. Gallen*

Institute of Retail Management –

Gottlieb Duttweiler Lehrstuhl

*If changes to the Corona regulations are published by the BAG before the event, or if it is not possible to hold the event on site, the event will be held in digital form.

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The application period for the IRM.Retail Startup Showcase 2022 is running and ends on 20.03.2022.


Networking and competition at the same time turn the IRM Retail Startup Showcase 2022 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].


Startup Award


10 startups present their pitch deck for 10 minutes each, including Q&A




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


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


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



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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!