28. March 2019 | Chapter China, Expo & Event Marketing, Young Professionals

C-star will partner with THE GRID to accelerate the smart retail startups

C-star geht Partnerschaft mit THE GRID ein, um schneller intelligente Retail-Start-Ups an den Markt zu bringenFrom April 25 to 27, 2019, C-star is set to write another successful chapter in retail and features the inspiring and new solutions in Shopfittings, Store Design and Visual Merchandising, Smart Retail Technology, Lighting and Refrigeration system sectors, bringing together over 150 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors across the globe.

As one of the highlights in 2019, C-star will partner with THE GRID, the networking hub aiming at connecting the digital platform sphere – all those internet companies, providers of disruptive technologies and digital transformation startups – with the physical platform sphere, also known as exhibitions and its companies from those industrial sectors, to accelerate the smart retail start-ups. Founded in 2017 by Messe Düsseldorf in China, THE GRID links digital innovators with their future markets helping them grow from zero to hero, and vice versa, connects representatives of the classical industries with those disruptors, makers and innovators. THE GRID acts as market gateway, technology hub and collaborative platform for liaison and matchmaking. Together with its ecosystem partners like maker spaces, co-working operators, incubators, accelerators and innovation boosters, THE GRID organizes lounges, meet-ups, pitches and conferences where both the digital sphere and representatives of industry segments can mingle, network and share expertise to unleash the power of both worlds for a prosperous future of China.

On April 22nd, C-star will join force with THE GRID and bring together 8 to 10 outstanding startups for the smart retail Demo-pitches night, among which 3 of them can move onto the final round on April 26th at C-star Retail Forum. The winner would receive the fabulous rewards containing the visitor ticket and speaking opportunity at EuroShop.

This competition is open to startups that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Smart retail startups
  • More than 6-months old (or 3 months with an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is available), but < 2 years
  • Not yet VC (Venture Capital)-funded; seed and angel investment under 1M USD

More information about C-star and THE GRID at www.c-star-expo.com/en/


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