In a series of fast-paced, strictly timed three-minute presentations, 10 early-stage startups will share how their innovative technologies are addressing important challenges in retail. The judges and audience will rate each pitch, and the top six startups will progress to Round 2. Here, our panel of judges will ask each founder/CEO pointed questions about their solutions. The judges and audience will again rate each finalist, with a Judges’ Choice and Audience Choice Winner announced at the end of the session.


Solveiga Pakštaitė, Founder & Director, Mimica

Sivan Baram, Co-Founder & CEO, radd.

Veena Giridhar, CEO, Salesbeat

Tuomo Laine, Co-Founder & CEO, Rentle

Niclas Mollin, Co-Founder & CEO, Occtoo



Toot Shani, Founding Partner, Sarona Commerce Ventures, Sarona Partners Group (Judge)

Deborah Weinswig, Founder & CEO, Coresight Research (Emcee & Judge)