Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA), consisting of X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, and Hoff summed up the results of the first stage of the scouting program. As part of the selection of startups, 395 applications were received from 17 countries (Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, USA, Serbia, Ukraine, Finland, Estonia). The volume of applications received 4 times exceeded the program plan. 15 startups reached the finals and participated in the online Deal Flow Session with the RITA experts. GoTech Innovation was the scouting operator in Russia and the CIS.More
VTB Bank will select one of Arena Pitch finalists for the special prize.
Opportunities for the winner:
- Pilot project with VTB Bank
- Up to 500 thousand rubles payment for the pilot
- Access to a client database for technology testing and sales
- Services for business – business registration, new bank account with 3 month free of charge, consulting on export
We are looking for the startups to implement technology and services into VTB Bank business processes.
VTB Bank expects to find and launch pilots with the best services for B2C clients and SME, customer data collection and analysis, employee solutions, using technologies like Geotargeting, Biometrics, AR/VR, IoT, BigData&Analytics, Omnichannel solutions, Neural Networks, AI, Chatbots and Voice Chats.
To participate in the award, apply for the Arena Pitch nomination before September 20 on the contest website.
The winners of all nominations will be announced during GoTech Arena conference in Moscow on October 15. The event will gather 1200 entrepreneurs, investors and representatives of large companies and startups. The ticket sale to the forum is currently open.
GoTech Innovation has been providing services to corporations on the selection of technological projects and working with them since 2009. Key competencies: startups and technology scouting, acceleration and tracking of innovative projects, creation and implementation of corporate programs and events for working with turnkey startups. For the last 10 years our team has been conducting the largest independent competition and technological projects GoTech forum in Russia and Eastern Europe GoTech Arena. There are more than 6500 startups in our pipeline and in our portfolio, there are joint startup programs with partners in Russia, Belarus, Finland, the Baltic States, France, Austria and Latin America.
The system-forming financial institution, a key element of the VTB banking group and one of the largest banks in Russia with 1.6 thousand retail outlets across the country. Key activities — providing banking services to corporate clients and financial institutions, individuals and small businesses.