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Curated VC/Startup Meetings

This exclusive program matches innovative startups and investors for one-on-one meetings at NRF 2021.

Participating startups will be sourced from the NRF Innovation Lab and Startup Hub. They are selected to participate based on demonstrated market fit, strength of the founders, and other validation from investors, retailers and media. Companies will be primarily early stage and represent the latest advances in marketing, visualization, robotics, supply chain, delivery, auto-checkout, personalization and data management technologies.

Startups that appeared in previous NRF Innovation Labs and Startup Zones have gone on to be acquired, raised millions in funding, built effective partnerships and expanded globally with brands such as Apple, Google, Nike and Walmart.

Meetups will take place during show hours and include lunch. Interested participants, must meet the qualification criteria and deadlines below.

The program is only available to startups that are exhibiting in the NRF Innovation Lab or Startup Hub at NRF 2021 as of 10/31/20. Interested companies should contact Tami Sakell for further information.

Venture Capitalists

Qualifications:
Must be a current investor in retail or tech startups and must be seeking to make investments in 2021.

VC Participation Includes:

  • Access to top retail tech startups
  • Curated meetings based on investment strategy
  • 1 Expo Pass (access to 275,000 sq. ft. of retail technology)
  • Complimentary lunch

Please complete the following questionnaire by 12/1.

Startups

Qualifications:
The program is only available to startups that are currently exhibiting in the NRF Innovation Lab or Startup Hub at
NRF 2021. Please contact Tami Sakell for further information to participate.

Fee: $1,000 (includes three VC meetings).

Startup Participation Includes:

  • Valuable meetings with venture capitalists
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Venture Capitalists

    Qualifications:
    Must be a current investor in retail or tech startups and must be seeking to make investments in 2021.

    VC Participation Includes:

    • Access to top retail tech startups
    • Curated meetings based on investment strategy
    • 1 Expo Pass (access to 275,000 sq. ft. of retail technology)
    • Complimentary lunch

    Please complete the following questionnaire by 12/1.

  • Startups

    Qualifications:
    The program is only available to startups that are currently exhibiting in the NRF Innovation Lab or Startup Hub at
    NRF 2021. Please contact Tami Sakell for further information to participate.

    Fee: $1,000 (includes three VC meetings).

    Startup Participation Includes:

    • Valuable meetings with venture capitalists
    • Complimentary lunch

Previous VC Participants

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