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Discovery 2020

Discovery @ Live 2020 includes 50 of the most disruptive retail tech start-ups around, showcasing their game-changing solutions to retailers who are looking to find the next big tech trend that could revolutionise retail.

The Discovery judges will select the top 25 start-ups they think are worthy to pitch live on stage and compete for the title of Start-up of the Year, which will be announced at the end of day two.

If you are a start-up and want to get involved, please contact Chantelle Francois at for more information.

View the winners of our latest Discovery competition, that took place at Tech. 2019. 


Enter your start-up to Discovery

Start-Up Matchmaking

Start-up's Exhibiting

The Judges

Sophie Spethmann - LiSa
Winner of 2019 Start-up of the year

"The best UK market debut we could have wished for as a German software start-up, especially since we won start-up of the year! What an honor!

Very constructive talks with top-level retail decision makers which we have a good feeling will lead to meaningful cooperation’s."

Isabela Chick, Managing Director - Retail and Beauty ,


“Retail Week’s conferences are the best places to find the startups that will change the face of retail. At their recent event, we were able to partner with two start-ups and we have made an investment into one of them. We are proud to showcase the Founders Factory portfolio and to scout and invest in startups that we discover there!”

Kostas Koukoravas - Intelistyle

"We thoroughly enjoyed our time. The team really went out of their way to make sure the event was valuable to us and we spent the day having insightful conversations with potential partners and clients."

G Faive

"It was a valuable networking and business development opportunity for us as a startup. We were happy that retail attendees there were open to new technologies and eager to learn more about the benefits they could bring."


"The event was a fresh new approach in an industry that is cluttered by dull and drab networking events. It replicated the age of marketing and was very engaging, especially with the use of the new app to meet people."

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