Discovery Final Pitch


Discovery Final Pitch

14 Oct 2021

This is the area of the event where start-ups have a presence. There is also a stage here, where a selection of start-ups will pitch to groups of retail expert judges across the two days. On day 2 a start-up of the year is announced. 


Confirmed judges: 

  • Debra Lees, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Asda

  • Martin Bell, Ecommerce Director, Hotel Chocolat 

  • Michelle Wilk, Investor, Retail & Beauty, Founders Factory 

  • Morgan Fowles, Former COO, Spoke 

  • Stuart Ramage, Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation, M&S

  • Julie Austin, Marketing & Digital Director, Bravissimo 

  • Simon Leesley, MD, Stitch Fix 

  • Nigel Blunt, Group Ecommerce Director, Sainsbury’s

  • Nicola Thompson, COO,
Debra Lees, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy - Asda
Martin Bell, Director of Ecommerce - Hotel Chocolat
Michelle Wilk, Investor - Founders Factory
Morgan Fowles, former COO - Spoke London
Stuart Ramage, eCommerce Director - Dixons Carphone
Julie Austin, Marketing & Digital Director - Bravissimo
Simon Leesley, Managing Director, UK - Stitch Fix
Nigel Blunt, Group eCommerce Director - Sainsbury's
Nicola Thompson, Chief Operating Officer -

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