I-COM Data Startup Challenge 2017

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The 5th edition of the I-COM Data Startup Challenge will showcase top Startups from around the world. Startups who leverage value from Marketing Data & Measurement as the central selling point of their product or services. 

The I-COM Data Startup Challenge (previously known as the I-COM Data Venture Challenge) is once again teaming up with Unilever for the Awards.

The winner will be awarded a place amongst the Unilever Foundry 50, receive up to US$ 50,000 to fund a pilot programme with Unilever, as well as get a pass to the Cannes Lion Festival as part of Unilever’s delegation.

For the 2017 Data Startup Challenge, I-COM will extend an invitation to the Top 20 startups to register for the I-COM Global Summit as part of the Official Selection.

The Top 10 Startups also qualify to participate in the final round of judging and present to all the attendees of the I-COM Global Summit.  

Success in a Data world means aligning a “dream team” and Ecosystem of companies that enable competitive advantage for their clients by leveraging value from Data. Never before has there been such a curiosity and need for large enterprises to understand and invest in the latest approaches and technologies that are on the horizon.


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Who can enter?

The I-COM Data Startup Challenge is specifically aimed at Startups who leverage value from Marketing Data & Measurement as the central selling point of their product or services, pertaining to Digital Marketing. I-COM defines a Startup company as follows:

  • Product is live in the market, at least having one client = 1 case study
  • The company is less than 4 years old
  • Annual Revenue is less than US$ 2.5 million

Why enter?  

2016 Official Selection presentations

  • Attendance to the I-COM Global Summit Gala Dinner to be presented the winners trophy;
  • Be center stage as winners of the I-COM Data Startup Challenge, leverage press coverage of your company, product and service during the I-COM Global Summit;
  • Use across your internal and external communications the industry recognized branding “I-COM Award Winner”

For Startups, entering the I-COM Data Startup Challenge is a unique opportunity not only to have your work focused on by a distinguished Jury, but also to be discovered by potential customers and investors who can help propel you to the next level of development.  

Winning the Award of the I-COM Data Startup Challenge, or just being nominated, can enhance both personal and business reputations.  

The Top 20 startups will be invited to register to attend the Global Summit, as part of the Official Selection.  

Those among the top 10 also qualify to participate in the final round of judging and will have the opportunity to present to the gathered attendees of the I-COM Global Summit in April 2017.


The Unilever Foundry Award

We are pleased to announce that once again the I-COM Data Startup Challenge Special Corporate Award will be sponsored by the Unilever Foundry. The Award both recognizes and rewards outstanding technology innovations as well as supports Startups in growing their business.

 

  • Receive up to US$ 50,000 to fund a pilot programme with Unilever;
  • A place amongst the Unilever Foundry 50;
  • Receive a pass to the Cannes Lions festival as part of Unilever’s delegation;

I-COM Data Startup Challenge 2016 Winner  

The overall winner of the 2016 I-COM Data Startup Challenge and the Unilever Special Corporate Award was: Zeotap, Germany.  

Click here to see the winners from previous years.


The official entry deadline is January 31st, 2017  

To be kept informed about the competition or to request a special time extension to enter, just complete an Intention to Enter form to be granted a further extension.  

Based on the entry submissions and judging, the I-COM Data Startup Challenge Board & Jury will select the Official Selection finalists from around the world.  

The Official Selection, Final Round of Judging will be streamed live at the I-COM Global Summit after the presentations by those Startups who are selected for the I-COM Data Startup Challenge. The category winners and the overall winner will be announced at the I-COM Global Summit Gala Awards Dinner.


How to Enter?  

The entries can be sent via the Entry form.    


Entry Price  

Price per Entry is EUR 49,-  
The Entry fee can be payed on this link.  


Presentation of the Official Selection at the I-COM Global Summit  

Only Startups that are awarded as a member of the Official Selection are able to attend and participate in the I-COM Global Summit.  For the 2017 Data Startup Challenge, I-COM will extend an invitation to the Top 20 startups to register for the I-COM Global Summit as part of the Official Selection.  The Top 10 Startups also qualify to participate in the final round of judging and present to all the attendees of the I-COM Global Summit.  Registration to the Global Summit is required.  Registration is offered at a special rate, discounted for all Official Selection finalists.  The Summit Access price for the I-COM Global Summit 2017 is EUR 1890,-.


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