Genesis Awards

Recognizing Tech Start-Ups in Analytics


The Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Summit (RCAS) is looking for the next big idea in analytics, and to do so, we're conducting a contest to find the most innovative new start up in the space! This program, sponsored by RIS News and CGT, brings together top executives from throughout the retail and consumer goods industry to network and learn about cutting-edge analytic practices.

The new Genesis Awards will give you a chance to demo your solution in front of the high-level live audience of key executives and compete for their real-time votes.

Winners receive the title of Genesis Award winner, editorial cover in RIS News and CGT, a global press release, a trophy, thought leadership session participation on April 27 and electronic logo art and photos for promotional use.

Get Started!

Step One: Submission (Deadline March 2)

Submit your 90 second video consisting of a short demo or product pitch.  A fee of $250 is required to enter.


Step Two: Share (Deadline March 16)

Share your video and collect “likes.”                      


Step Three: Move to the Next Round (Announcement March 23)


The RCAS Analytics judging panel will review and select the best concepts. PLUS, the top three with the most "likes" will automatically move to the next round .


Judging criteria:

The RCAS Analytics judging panel will assess each submission for its success as follows:

  • Does the solution fill a practical business need?

  • Will the solution to lead to real value?

  • Is the solution unique?

  • Is the solution innovative, creative or advanced?


The fee to move to the next round, once selected, is $5,000. The fee includes two registration passes for RCAS (a value of $15,000).


Step Four: Go LIVE! (Presentation April 25)

Present your solution live at RCAS in a four minute segment to an audience of more than 200 data and analytics users, purchasers, experts and solution providers. The judges will select the top three finalists and the audience will vote for the 2018 Genesis Award Winner!

To enter the competition, you must meet the following criteria as a startup:

  • In business less than three years

  • Operate as a stand-alone company

  • Annual revenue less than $5 million

  • Fewer than 50 employees

  • Secured no more than three rounds of funding of less than $10 million

  • Offer a solution that gathers, analyzes or uses data in a new way to gain insight, increase sales or reduce costs