PostalPitch StartUp Award — Jury Announced; Deadline Extended

 

PostalPitch StartUp Innovation Award

Jury Announced; Call for Submissions Extended to February 18!

PostalPitchTM invites StartUps to present innovative products or solutions with a unique value proposition that may have the potential to change the postal and logistics market or even create a new market. StartUps can present their idea, product or solution to a wide audience, and a jury of postal and logistics experts will select the StartUp that ranks best according to the award criteria.

PostalPitch Jury Announced!

PostalPitch is pleased to announce the following will serve on the StartUp competition jury:

  • Thierry Golliard, Director Open Innovation & Venturing, Swiss Post
  • Olaf Klargaard, Director, Innovation, Geopost
  • Karlijn Krol, StartUp Scout, PostNL Innovation Studio
  • Gary Reblin, Vice President, Product Innovation, USPS
  • Farzin Shadpour, Vice President and Managing Director, Supply Chain, PlugandPlay
  • Elmar Toime, Chairman Postea Group

If you are a StartUp with a solution or product that can be relevant for the postal and logistics market apply now !  The Call for Submissions has been extended to February 18, 2018!

 Among all applications, a panel of jurors will select the finalists that will get the opportunity to present their idea, product or solution during the PostalVision2020 Conference taking place from April 3-5, 2018 in Arlington (VA), USA (just outside Washington, DC). The PostalPitchTM session will take place on April 4 in the afternoon and only StartUps that will be present at the event will be eligible for the award. Therefore, we urge only such StartUps to submit a proposal that are prepared to be present at the PostalPitchTM session on April 4, 2018.

Among the short-listed StartUps, the judges will select a winner, who will be awarded the

StartUp Innovation Award

 in the evening of the same day during the PostalPitchTM award ceremony and PV2020 reception.  If you are interested in presenting your idea, product or solution at PostalPitch, please send us your submission (to both email addresses provided below) or contact us for any questions you might have:

jcallan@ursamajorassociates.com

and

bernhard.bukovc@epfl.ch

 

Deadline  for submissions: February 18, 2018

Format: Word Document, max 300 words + max 2 images | a link to a website and/or video can be added

Award Criteria: Your submission shall ideally reflect on the award criteria listed below

AWARD CRITERIA

Innovation

The innovation is a new and innovative idea offering an exciting new product or solution. It has identified new, so far unmet customer needs and is able to address those needs.

Value

The innovation has a unique value proposition and differentiates itself from other products or solutions. It has a good cost – benefit ratio and provides a robust business model and market entry strategy. It has a significant value proposition.

Impact

It has the capability to change (part of) the market or can even create a new market. The innovation has the capability to impact the way things are done within its area of application in the future (game changer). It will have an impact on the industry, the environment and society.

For additional information and updates checkout the PostalPitchTM website at https://postalpitch.com/

 

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