START-UP VILLAGE: NEXT TO DARE
The world’s best display of start-up innovation
The spot for start-ups with retail and branding solutions and those thinking of investing in innovation.
A space to find inspiration at RBEWC'19
R&B NEXT AUDITORIUM
Our team of curators selected the most relevant projects for our talks and round tables, with a new topic influencing the future of retail debated every hour.
Panels & sessions at the Start-up Village’s R&B NEXT! Auditorium were included for free with all passes.
Start-ups delivered sessions to limited groups of 30 people, sharing their success stories and responding to visitors’ queries in detail.
Workshops were included for free with all passes.
RBEWC next! awards 2019
Discovering innovation in the pitching competition
The RBEWC Next! Awards is a pitching contest for established start-ups. In 2019, 24 finalists were granted a free spot in our Start-up Village and the chance to showcase their solutions in front of an international audience of retailers, brands and investors.
The most innovative solutions in the sections of Digital RBEWC, Disrupting Tech and Digital Brands were shown here, with one winner chosen in each of these three categories.
Proposals were evaluated by experts from the world of start-ups
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
ENCOMENDA SMART CAPITAL
Innovation & New Business VP EMEA
IVC DIGITAL TECH INVESTMENT
Investor & advisor
"It is a space plus a program, where start-ups will be the heroes"
Aleix Valls, Head of Start-ups at RBEWC, shares his vision for the design of the event.
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