Yandex.Market and GoTech announced a startup contest for retail
Yandex.Market became a partner of the GoTech contest and announced a special nomination for companies and development teams that are creating technologies for retail of the future. The winners of the nomination will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to launch a pilot project with Yandex.Market.
Companies that create innovative products and services for retailing can become participants, for example, in the field of self-service, packaging and delivery of goods, automatic creation of online content, solutions for online merchandising, dynamic pricing and others.
Applications are accepted until October 1 at the contest website. As a result of the preliminary selection, the participants will perform at the Yandex office and will be able to work on the projects together with Yandex.Market experts.
15 finalists will participate in the pitch-session at the GoTech ARENA forum in front of top managers of leading companies and profile funds. Winners of the contest will receive cash prizes of 100 000 rubles and will be able to launch joint pilots with Yandex.Market.
The special prize has been established by the nomination partner the Untitled venture — the winner will receive an investment offer for $ 100 000.
In total, within the GoTech contest, the organizers plan to announce 15 nominations and industry tracks. The final events will be held at the GoTech ARENA forum in Moscow on November 22, where more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, representatives of large companies and startup teams will gather. Registration for the forum is now open.
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Yandex.Market is a service for choosing and buying goods. Users of the service are provided with detailed descriptions of product characteristics, filters by parameters, comparison of models and prices, customer reviews of products and stores, video reviews, seller ratings and other options that help buyers make the right choice. The service collected more than 160 million product offers from more than 20,000 Russian and foreign online stores. Every day Yandex.Market is visited by about 3 million users.