RWRC has opened entries for Discovery 50, its eagerly anticipated annual report showcasing the 50 best global tech start-ups accelerating retail innovation.

As retailers pursue their path to recovery and continue to navigate the fallout from the pandemic, collaboration and partnerships have become paramount.

Retailers are scrutinising their business models more than ever and are searching for innovative solutions that can help them survive and compete, which is why RWRC has launched its search for the top 50 global retail tech start-ups of 2021.

The annual Discovery 50 report, publishing next spring, is a unique platform for start-ups aiming to position themselves as go-to partners for retailers searching for the next game-changing technologies.

  • Submit your start-up for the Discovery 50 report 2021 here for the chance to be discovered by retailers and investors worldwide. 

From marketing and operations to CX and search engine optimisation, the report will feature case studies on how the top 50 start-ups have worked with retailers and brands to transform their businesses, and how others can achieve similar results.

Demand among retailers and brands to discover the cream of the crop to work with is already high; this year’s Discovery 50 report has become one of RWRC’s most popular campaigns of 2020.

In a market where transformation is happening at the speed of light with retailers and brands scrutinising their business models, many are searching for the right partners to help futureproof their businesses. Discovery 50 2021 will do the hard work for them.

Eligible start-ups must have launched on or after January 1, 2014, and have evidence of success working with a retailer or retailers on a pilot or full-scale solution – for example, supporting a retailer to implement an innovative solution, improve its financial performance, attract new customers or gain market share.

Retailers are searching for the right partners to help futureproof their businesses. Discovery 50 will do the hard work for them

Entries will be judged by an elite panel of retailers, start-up professionals and industry analysts – yet to be announced. 

Successful entrants will benefit from a profile feature in the Discovery 50 2021 report, which will be marketed to Retail Week’s global audience, as well as appearing across RWRC’s newsletters and social media channels. Profiled start-ups will also receive digital copies of the report to distribute to their own networks.

This year’s report featured tech start-ups from across the word, spanning the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Ireland. The 50 start-ups had helped retailers leverage their online presence, support the development of tribes and communities, improve their in-store solutions and take costs out of a business – all areas that are front of mind as the sector continues to navigate coronavirus-influenced waters.

Discovery 50 front cover

Are you among the global start-ups accelerating retail innovation? Enter Discovery 50 here today.

For a limited time, you can benefit from RWRC’s early-bird entry fee of £250.