- Opportunity to showcase your startup @ the Retail Week Pitch Fest Series
Applications are now open for the Retail Week Pitch Fest Series! Showcase your retail start-up to 100's of high-level retail executives and investors. If you are a tech startup (software or hardware) or a startup offering innovative solutions in the retail, FMCG or franchise space - you can now apply to showcase your startup @ the Retail Week Pitch Fest Series. Why apply? BRAND AWARENESS + EXPOSURE Finalists will pitch in front of a live audience at Inside Retail Live – The largest gathering of senior executives from the retail sector as well as leading local and international investors, entrepreneurs and innovators in the retail, FMCG and franchise space. FEEDBACK Obtain valuable feedback from leading industry experts. NETWORKING Network with the largest gathering of senior decision makers in retail. PRIZES - 1 hour mentoring session with STEVE BAXTER, Shark Tank judge and industry leader - 2x1m Stand at Inside Retail Live valued at $3,500 - 2 complimentary passes to Festival of Retail Ideas (Dates:[masked] -[masked]) Qualifying rounds will be held at; Brisbane: The Precinct, Brisbane Sydney: UTS, Business School, Ultimo Melbourne: Investment Centre of Victoria at Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne Find out more and apply here: http://insideretail.live/pitch-fest/
- Retail Tech Sydney: START-UP PANEL
Interested to learn more about what startups in our ecosystem are working on? Come along to hear from Retail Tech Sydney start-ups; Raincheck, Shop You, Citizen Wolf and Hear Us Roar. The start-ups will be sharing; - How they founded the business - How they have raised capital - How they have structured the startup for success - Growth and scale tips in Australia - What investors look for in a startup ABOUT THE START-UPS: Raincheck - a new shopping app designed to bring your online window shopping into the real world. https://www.getraincheck.com Shop You - a personalised shopping app that matches you with brands that suit your style. https://www.shopyou.com.au Citizen Wolf - Smarter Casual: Tailored wardrobe classics starting with the (not so) humble Tee. Every garment is ethically made on-demand in our Sydney workshop. https://www.citizenwolf.com/ Hear Us Roar - makes easy to fashionable well-made and affordable threads for curves by curating the best brands from around the globe. https://hearusroar.com.au/ If you have an idea and would like to pitch on the night, please email this group.
- FASHION TECH PANEL with GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The future of fashion and wearable tech is unlike anything we have seen before. With e-commerce having reinvented the way we consume, and consumer preferences driving innovation in technology, this industry is set to transform. Join us for a panel discussion on the future of fashion and retail. You’ll hear from a panel of experts at the forefront who will share their insights on: - How technology is disrupting the fashion and retail industry - What developments in technology will propel brands forward - How shopping will evolve over the next decade Please make sure you register for the event here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/fashion-tech/sydney/41523/ (https://generalassemb.ly/education/fashion-tech/sydney/41523/?utm_medium=affiliate-lead-gen-local&utm_source=retail-tech&utm_campaign=fashion-and-tech&utm_content=event)
- The Power of Content & Storytelling: featuring Tech Start-ups FLAUNTER & PLANN
Content marketing is marketing; it’s the standard now, and will be for the next decade. High-quality content and authentic storytelling give retail brands the edge over their competitors and enable memorable, immersive experiences that allow genuine connection with the customer. This event will feature two amazing Australian entrepreneurs who have founded technology businesses in the content space. They will share their insights on how to use content to drive conversion and engagement, as well as share their own start-up journey. Gaby Howard (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaby-howard/?ppe=1), Founder and CEO of Flaunter (https://www.flaunter.com/) Gaby Howard is the Founder and CEO of Flaunter and will be speaking about the power of content in today's landscape, and sharing her own story in building a global retail-tech platform. Gaby's background is in PR and communications, having spent more than 15 years in the industry. Some of her proudest achievements have been working on the team that launched a not-for- profit fundraising platform that was jointly awarded (with the SMH) a United Nations Media Peace Award before starting her own PR consultancy. Gaby launched Flaunter in 2015 after noticing a gap in the market for a solution in asset sharing platforms for both brands and media. In 2015, Gaby was included in #IFSHECANICAN, a book showcasing the next generation of influential women business leaders. In 2017 Gaby was selected to take part in Startmate, one of the world's leading tech accelerator programs. Christy Laurence (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christy-laurence-0633719/?ppe=1), Founder at Plann (https://plannthat.com/) 'Australasian Startup Founder of the Year 2016 - StartCon Multi-award winning product designer + Keynote Speaker + Mentor With a blend of technology, innovation, strategy and design thinking Christy has a unique skill set to do things differently. Just like her business, Plann, which is a multi-award winning, powerful social media strategy app allowing users to visualise, plan and schedule Instagram profiles in advance, right from their smartphone. Christy will be sharing her insights on the value of good content, with a particular focus on how to make the most of the powerhouse platform Instagram, as well as sharing advice from her impressive start-up journey. Please make sure that you submit a question on the meet-up page or email with questions that you would like me to ask the panel. This is a great opportunity to ask what you really want to know & make sure you spread the word and pass on the invite to colleagues and friends! Look forward to seeing you all on the night.
- Retail Tech Sydney Workshop: Online Optimization
Hi everyone, We have Arani Satgunaseelan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aranisatgunaseelan/), Consultant and Founder at ADP & Co and ex-Strategy and Operations Manager at eBay hosting a retail optimisation workshop on Wednesday night. Arani will be discussing key success factors to drive online growth, and taking us step-by-step through how to optimise the e-commerce experience using a real-life example. The audience will also be able to ask Arani specific questions relating to their business. We will also be conducting a Q&A with Arani discussing her love of data, opinions on retail in Australia, and her broader insights and knowledge from working with retailers across Australia, and during her time in Strategy and Operations at eBay. This session will be great for retailers, those working with retail businesses or anyone looking to learn more about online optimisation. See you there!
- Retail Tech Sydney Meetup
Hi everyone, We have Michael Stone (Solutions Director at Invigor Group) speaking at this event. https://www.linkedin.com/in/invigormichaelstone/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxryerson) Invigor (ASX:IVO) is Australia’s premier technology and digital solutions company creating value through Big Data. They utilise big data to drive innovation, build new business models and revenue opportunities, improve customer engagement and increase business performance. This thinking is apparent not only in the products they deliver to the market but is inherent in the services they offer. Invigor customers see improved revenue, have deeper insights, and ultimately achieve more market traction as a direct result of our unique products and services. Michael will be talking how to best use technology for retail competitive market intelligence. Specifically focusing on the liquor industry, his talk will provide insight into the promotional cycles and pricing strategies of the key industry players as well as answering the very important question "Where is the cheapest place to buy alcohol?" Attendees will also receive a discount code for online price tracking solution (www.spotlite.com.au).
- Retail Tech Sydney Meetup - The Future of Retail
Hi everyone, We have Max Ryerson (Founder of Stratforce and Co-Founder of Lifeable) speaking on Wednesday night. https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxryerson An expert in digital and consulting to a number of global retail clients, Max recently presented on The Future of Retail at the World Economic Forum in Hong Kong and will be sharing his insights with us. BIO With 20 years experience in digital and innovation, Max has successfully founded and grown digital & online businesses from scratch to millions in revenue and consulted to major global clients including The Blackstone Group. He has raised capital for early stage companies, authored published articles on digital strategies and digital evolution, and advised leadership teams of major enterprises including The GPT Group, The Bluestar Group, ANZ Wealth, The Hollywood Reporter, Hertz, and The Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. With two decade’s experience delivering digital and working with brands & companies across multiple industries in the USA, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, Max realised a market need for a new breed of digital consultancy: one that transforms businesses into sustainable and profitable digital companies instead of singularly focusing on one off campaigns. His latest business venture - Lifeable - was born out of his frustration and realisation that four key daily activities that 90% of people do could be greatly improved and made more convenient through the use of ultra-wearable technology. As a digital native Max began coding at the age of 6 and started his career in 1996 as an award-winning website designer & developer. Today, he is an accomplished and sought-after innovation & digital strategy leader, contributor, speaker, and customer experience & business design consultant.