StartUp Competition Featured at the Retail Executive Summit with $2500 Prize to Winner!
Emerging retail technology providers win big from RIS News after swimming with sharks
The RIS 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 the Retail Executive Summit, June 14-16 at the Scottsdale Four Seasons Resort in front of more than 150 senior-level retail industry executives.
All retail technology startups at the competition will make 10-minute pitches before the panel of experts in front of the live 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.
Startups for the competition are defined as being in the retail technology business less than three years, a stand-alone company, revenue less than $5 million per year, fewer than 50 employees, and having secured no more than two rounds of funding of less than $10 million.
“The winner of the startup competition will not only become the star of the RES conference, but they will be featured in stories and promotions by RIS News throughout the coming year,” said Joe Skorupa. “In addition, the winner will receive a $2500 prize to continue its groundbreaking work.”
Startups wishing to enter the RES StartUp Competition are required to fill out an entry form and pay a $500 non-refundable entry fee. The competition judges will review all submissions and select the top three to appear on the main stage at the Retail Executive Summit to make their pitches to full conference audience.
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About the Retail Executive Summit
The Retail Executive Conference, now in its 16th year is the original high-level retail conference connecting retail executives with sophisticated strategies and cutting-edge technology. This intimate forum offers executives forward-looking vision, practical learning, peer-to-peer exchange, and dialog through highly interactive sessions and networking opportunities.  The event will take place June 14-16 at the Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort. Retailers who want to attend the event should click here
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