Startup Showdown: December 9th



2020 was certainly a year that called for innovation and new thinking. But due to travel limitations, many companies struggled to connect with the early-stage startup companies that are most likely to bring real innovation to retail. 

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups. 

What to Expect

  • A one-hour session
  • This Showdown event will consist of five 5-minute pitches from the winners of the Mic-Drop sessions of 2021 featuring innovative product and technology startups
  • A panel of five industry executives will serve as judges and offer real-time feedback to the founders and innovators
  • The overall champion will be awarded a $10,000 prize
  • The winning product concept will receive a test distribution pilot on
  • All registered viewers of the events will have the opportunity to have further one-on-one discussions with any startup of interest

Meet the Startups

Information coming soon!