I-COM Data Startup Challenge 2017
The 5th edition of the I-COM Data Startup Challenge showcased top Startups from around the world. Startups who leverage value from Marketing Data & Measurement as the central selling point of their product or services.
Official Selection 2017:
- Catalyx, UK
- Cubeyou, USA
- DataLion, Germany
- E Fundamentals, UK
- LiftIgniter, USA
- MindLytiX, France
- Ourcart, Israel
- Personalyze, UK
- Sentiance, Belgium
- SpotRight, USA
- Vispera, Turkey
The I-COM Data Startup Challenge (previously known as the I-COM Data Venture Challenge) once again teamed up with Unilever for the Awards.
The winner will receive up to US$ 50,000 from Unilever to fund a pilot programme. Unilever will spotlight the success of the pilot, if undertaken, and cover the winner’s attendance to the I-COM Global Summit 2018, including travel & accommodation.
For the 2017 Data Startup Challenge, I-COM extended 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 qualified 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.
I-COM is definitely ‘THE’ place to be for Data Driven companies. Participating to the 2016 Startup Challenge gave us a tremendous opportunity to present our Data Science platform to Data best-in-class players in Retail, Banking or Industry. As an output, and thanks to the great conditions created by the I-COM Team, we have been able to engage interesting, direct and fruitful conversations with many companies including Unilever and others.
I-COM Global [Summit 2016] was a fantastic event for us. We enjoyed meeting so many leaders from the global marketing and data space in such a perfect location to mingle and get to know one another. To win two awards was an absolute highlight and we have initiated many relationships that are continuing today!
We found I-COM Data Venture in Sevilla  a great opportunity to meet and communicate with experts in data marketing. During the summit, we explored a lot of potential directions for our company and shared and discussed our efforts in data marketing with associates….[the summit] was held in an open and welcoming environment. We gained very useful suggestions and ideas among discussions.
Andreas and his team have created a perfect blend of location, food and business. He brings together the best of breed in a fun environment to explore new thoughts and address industry challenges. I enjoyed the sessions and the overall atmosphere [I-COM Global Summit 2016] was a delight.
For the second year in a row, Unacast participated as a finalist in the I-COM Data Venture Challenge. The events have been an excellent way for Unacast to showcase its technology for the top people within the data and advertising industry, and winning the overall category last year helped us accelerate our business further.
Being a part of the 2016 I-COM Data Venture Challenge was an extraordinary experience for S4M. It was very impressive to meet other presenters and address challenges from advertising decision makers and international stakeholders from leading media and creative agencies worldwide. This is a must-do event for marketing experts, especially for data-driven actors. It was truly insightful to engage in conversations on innovative applications between anonymised user data and consumer research panel data - both rising challenges in the heart of our industry today.
For data driven start-ups there is no better place to get recognised than at I-COM. Speaking on stage in front very experienced judges and networking throughout the event can put you on the map. Being made the overall winner for the I-Com Data Venture Challenge has helped VMob raise its profile in Europe and around the world. Following our participation we were able to secure a deal with a major European retailer and this was helped by the credibility and validation that the company received from I-Com judges in San Sebastian.
The I-COM Data Venture Challenge was an amazing experience, affording us the opportunity to share the products we've built based on social data, to a very broad and influential, global audience. I-COM has been instrumental to Shareablee's growth and the I-COM team is very committed to surfacing innovation and helping young companies - I highly recommend going for it!
It was a great event that gathered the latest trends, technologies and business models in data driven marketing. An excellent opportunity to catch-up about the ever-changing marketing and analytics landscape and its developments. A networking opportunity with people in the industry with a diverse background in terms of geography, areas of expertise and company size and profile.
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
2017 Official Selection presentations