SKU: November 4th

Overview

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
  • Five 5-minute pitches from innovative product startups
  • A panel of five industry executives serving as judges and offering real-time feedback to the founders and innovators will select a winner who will participate in the Startup Showdown at the end of the year
  • The overall champion of the Showdown will be awarded a $10,000 prize and the winning product concept will receive a test distribution pilot on Boxed.com
  • 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!

Meet Our Judges

Ashwin Nathan

Vice President Marketing, HEB

 


Kindra Tatarsky

Director, Touchdown Ventures

 


Neil Stern

Chief Executive Officer, Good Food Holdings

 


Stephan Henig

Chief Customer Officer, Wakefern Food Corp

 


Derek Gaskins

Chief Marketing Officer, YESWAY

 


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