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NRF Startup Meetups

NRF Startup Meetups

Connecting retailers with the startup ecosystem.

 

 

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

12:30-3:30pm

A new, free members-only program is here to help retail executives discover innovative solutions for their business through private, pre-scheduled meetings with tech startup executives.

As a retail participant, this unique networking opportunity will provide you with ideas and products that will keep your retail organization on the cutting edge.

Retailers

This exclusive opportunity has been developed just for you.

The Startup Meetups are:

  • Quick: You would commit to 15 minute, 1-on-1 meetings with technology startups. We know your time is valuable.
  • Personalized: You pick the startups you want to meet with.
  • Time-sensitive: Retail executives can pick 2-4 startups to meet with – no required number of meetings.
  • Best in class: We partnered with our friends at Tusk, iterate.co, XRC Labs, and dozens of VC firms to identify the best tech startups serving the retail industry.
  • Free and exclusive: This program is free for NRF member executives attending NRF 2018.
  • Curated: No pay to play here. Startups are selected based on their recommendations from our retail industry community. This makes the meetings more valuable for you and to our innovative and eager startup community.

Space is limited in this program. NRF retail member company executives with Full Conferences passes to NRF 2018 are welcome to sign up. Email us at startups@nrf.com for details.

Startups

*We are no longer accepting startups for this program.

We've selected 20 of the ultimate startups building technology products and services for the retail industry. Selected startups benefit from visibility, exposure and unparalleled opportunities to connect with retail and technology executives at NRF 2018.

Startups have secured two full conferences passes to attend NRF 2018 to conduct these meetings and to experience the rest of the show (up to $6,000 in value). Appointments are not guaranteed, but we expect that each startup will secure between 2-4 meetings.

Startups that applied met the following criteria::

  • Be a company based in the United States.
  • Have been incorporated for less than five years (as of January 2018) and be the CEO/founders' full-time work. (i.e., no side projects, school projects or concept-stage companies).
  • Have a company executive, preferably CEO/founder, leading meetings with retail executives.
  • Submit their interest and contact information to the NRF team by December 8.

We are no longer selecting new startups for this program. Email us at startups@nrf.com if you are a startup interested in participating in future NRF events.

 

  • Retailers

    This exclusive opportunity has been developed just for you.

    The Startup Meetups are:

    • Quick: You would commit to 15 minute, 1-on-1 meetings with technology startups. We know your time is valuable.
    • Personalized: You pick the startups you want to meet with.
    • Time-sensitive: Retail executives can pick 2-4 startups to meet with – no required number of meetings.
    • Best in class: We partnered with our friends at Tusk, iterate.co, XRC Labs, and dozens of VC firms to identify the best tech startups serving the retail industry.
    • Free and exclusive: This program is free for NRF member executives attending NRF 2018.
    • Curated: No pay to play here. Startups are selected based on their recommendations from our retail industry community. This makes the meetings more valuable for you and to our innovative and eager startup community.

    Space is limited in this program. NRF retail member company executives with Full Conferences passes to NRF 2018 are welcome to sign up. Email us at startups@nrf.com for details.

  • Startups

    *We are no longer accepting startups for this program.

    We've selected 20 of the ultimate startups building technology products and services for the retail industry. Selected startups benefit from visibility, exposure and unparalleled opportunities to connect with retail and technology executives at NRF 2018.

    Startups have secured two full conferences passes to attend NRF 2018 to conduct these meetings and to experience the rest of the show (up to $6,000 in value). Appointments are not guaranteed, but we expect that each startup will secure between 2-4 meetings.

    Startups that applied met the following criteria::

    • Be a company based in the United States.
    • Have been incorporated for less than five years (as of January 2018) and be the CEO/founders' full-time work. (i.e., no side projects, school projects or concept-stage companies).
    • Have a company executive, preferably CEO/founder, leading meetings with retail executives.
    • Submit their interest and contact information to the NRF team by December 8.

    We are no longer selecting new startups for this program. Email us at startups@nrf.com if you are a startup interested in participating in future NRF events.

     

2018 participating startups

NRF 2018 retail attendees have the opportunity to meet with 21 hot tech startups. This list is curated with support and nominations from our friends at Tusk Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Fung Capital, Beanstalk Ventures, XRC Labs, Thynk Ventures, and Forerunner Ventures.

Avametric | Backbone | Celect | Cherrypick.AI | Cloosiv | Flow.io | FutureProofRetail | Happy Returns | Headliner Labs | Inturn | Marxent | MIRAKL | Multifold (Formerly ShoppAR) | Packyge | Persado | Radius8 | Salesfloor | Shift Messenger | SIRL | Teemo | Zenreach