RetailTech Incubation Program

Fostering Innovation Technologies for Online-Offline Retail Convergence

Program Description

E-commerce has changed consumer behaviour. Covid-19 has accelerated it. Customers want a seamless shopping experience. Customers demand phygital stores. This incubation program aims to foster technological solutions that enable the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. 

This program will help you get clarity on the fundamentals of your business, and the output will be the validation of your MVP baked by a business plan document that you can use to pitch. A percentage of the incubated projects will have the opportunity to be part of our upcoming Retail Tech Acceleration Program.

RIL unifies entrepreneurial talent with the needs and challenges identified in the sector through technological solutions, generating an ecosystem where agents receive and add value.

Why participate?

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Proven methodology

1800+ entrepreneurs from 70 countries have gone through the program!

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Find your mentor

Access to mentors with wide experience throughout the retail value chain

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Become part of our Ecosystem

Projects become part of an international meeting point for retail corporations, adjacent industries, entrepreneurs, investors and academic entities.

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Experience Active Learning

The platform offers a learn-by-doing approach inspired by MIT's Disciplined Entrepreneurship and you'll get to generate a business plan in PDF.

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Access to our upcoming RetailTech Acceleration Program
A percentage of the projects will have the opportunity to be part of our upcoming Retail Tech Acceleration Program.
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Exclusive perks

Access to expert masterclasses + more than 30K in discounts on HubSpot, Amazon WS, Google Suite, MailJet, IBM...

Who are we looking for

We support early stage entrepreneurs that either have a solid idea they’re passionate about pursuing (pre MVP), an MVP/prototype with little business structure, or an early-stage company.

We are looking for technological solutions that enable the retail convergence between the physical and the digital.

The idea / solution should come under these categories:

Technologies that enable retailers transform their stores into relevant and efficient spots.
Technologies that enable online sales, improves customer experience or internal execution monitoring.
New retail formats: any new selling format that is not a traditional store.
Supply chain & logistics tech
Deep tech for retail

Deadline to apply

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And now… What?

May 16th, 2021
May 16th, 2021

Apply to the program

Tell us more about you and your start-up by applying below. Our team will assess your selection into the program.

Apply now >

May 31st, 2021
May 31st, 2021

Announcement of selected candidates

We will review all the applications and we will select 50 start-ups to participate in this edition of the program.

Week of May 31st
Week of May 31st

Attend to the onboarding session

If selected, you will be invited to an onboarding to the program and session where we cover how to use the incubation platform, its methodology and much more. 

June 1st - August 31st
June 1st - August 31st

Online Incubation Program

Start the structured online incubation with weekly mentorship sessions. You will have 90 days to complete the full incubation cycle.

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Until MMM, ddth, YYYY

Apply to the program

Tell us more about you and your start-up by applying below. Our team will assess your selection into the program.

Apply now >

DD MM, YYY
DD MM, YYY

Announcement of selected candidates

We will review all the applications and we will select 50 start-ups to participate in this edition of the program.

DD mm, YYYY
DD mm, YYYY

Attend to the onboarding session

If selected, you will be invited to an onboarding to the program and session where we cover how to use the incubation platform, its methodology and much more. 

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From MMM to MMM, YYYY

Online Incubation Program

Start the structured online incubation with weekly mentorship sessions. You will have 80 days to complete the full incubation cycle.

The best mentoring platform

The Bridge for Billions methodology is based on the development of a business plan from scratch while the team is surrounded by a community of support and our incubation team.

Our online platform allows entrepreneurs to experiment, research, and document their ideas step by step to develop, challenge and validate their business.

Ready to start?

Questions about the program?

The more time you’re able to put in, the better the results! We’ve structured the program so that you should be able to complete all activities within 6 to 8 hours per week, but there are always opportunities for you to go deeper and spend more time on each stage to significantly develop and validate your ideas. You should plan to commit to at least 6 hours per week over the course of the 80 days.

You will need to be able to use a laptop or desktop computer (not tablet or smartphone) and preferably one of these browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. We expect you to have a strong, reliable internet connection both for your online work on the platform and to participate in the mentors calls via video conference.

Yes, our program was made for collaboration with your entire team online. You can easily invite your teammates to join your project and seamlessly collaborate on its development. You can work at the same time as a teammate, but note, however, that our platform does not allow for live collaboration as with google docs – you will only see a teammates edits after refreshing the page and you should be careful not to “override” one another’s inputs.

Please consult Kapita’s and the Retail Innovation Lab’s legal terms for participation in this program here.

Bridge for Billions treats your application & program data as confidential information which is protected by our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy in collaboration with Kapita and the Retail Innovation Lab.

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Contact

For any questions, contact us by email or follow us on Linkedin.

RetailTech Innovation Program is an initiative by Kapita’s Retail Innovation Lab built by Bridge for Billions, in an effort to identify, develop and validate innovative solutions that enable the convergence of the physical and digital worlds in the retail space.

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