Challenge prizes will be used to support our growth in 2020.
Sparkbox was delighted to be named the winner of Fashion District's Retail Futures Innovation Challenge 2019 earlier this month! The challenge, sponsored by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield(URW) and Stylus, was designed to find new and innovative solutions to current industry issues and to support promising retail and fashion tech startups in London.
Selected from a pool of over 60 entries, 9 shortlisted finalists pitched for the prize to judges from John Lewis, Farfetch, Fashion Innovation Agency, True, and URW. In our pitch, we highlighted the need for data-driven pricing in the fashion retail sector, explained how AI can help, and shared some of the impressive results we've already delivered for our fast fashion clients.
In addition to the £15,000 cash prize and 12-month membership with Stylus, Sparkbox received helpful feedback and support from retailers, investors, and journalists in Fashion District's network.
The Sparkbox team would like to extend a huge thank-you to Fashion District, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Stylus, all judges, and "critical friends" for their support. We are so grateful for this opportunity to share our work, and for your generous prizes, which will support our growth in 2020!
Congratulations to runners-up Miro Solutions and Gibbon, and to all shortlisted startups: Duel, Intelistyle, Loyalize, SKMMP, Smartzer, and Superpersonal!