There are 3 days left until the end of the selection of startups conducted by Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA).
October 20, 2021 Moscow – The Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA) announces the sixth selection of startups to implement joint projects with the largest retail and technology corporations in Russia and Kazakhstan.
SAP has become a technology partner of the Retail Innovation Tech Aliance (RITA), which includes the largest companies in Russia: X5 Group, M.VideoEldorado Group, Hoff and Beeline. The main goal of the initiative is to help Russian companies find and implement the best innovative solutions from all over the world.
In the first year of Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA), M.Video-Eldorado group has selected more than 20 Russian and foreign startups with which cooperation is possible in the near future. In a conversation with Eugenia Barchenko, Co-founder and COO of GoTech Innovation consulting company, Sergey Semenchenko, Senior innovation manager M.Video-Eldorado, revealed the aspects of the group's work with startups and shared his vision of promising areas in the search for technological solutions.
Following the results of the first year of operation of the Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA), 9 startups will conduct a pilot with the X5 Group. Denis Levchenko, Head of Scouting at X5 Group, and Natalia Martemyanova, Scouting Project Manager at X5 Group, spoke about this with Eugenia Barchenko, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of GoTech Innovation. Denis and Natalia highlighted what was key in the selection of these companies, and also gave advice to the participants in the next RITA selections.
On April 19, the acceptance of applications for the 5th selection of technological projects within the framework of the Retail Innovation Tech Alliance program ended, consisting of X5, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group and Hoff.
This time, technological solutions from European countries are invited toparticipate. Companies at the stage of a finished product or MVP, whose solutions are aimed at improving the processes associated with offline and online retail, can apply. The scouting operator is Axis Innovation.
On January 14, the organizers finalized the acceptance of applications for the fourth selection of technological projects within the framework of the Retail Innovation Tech Alliance program, consisting of X5, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group and Hoff.
The Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA) has carried out three selections of technological solutions for about a year of its work. Experts from X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group and Hoff reviewed 680 applications from companies that are interested in joint pilots with these corporations.
Retail Innovation Tech Alliance continues to search the companies for launching joint pilots with alliance partners - X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado group and Hoff, and announces the start of the fourth scouting of technological solutions. This time the focus is on teams from Israel. The scouting operator is the Israeli accelerator Axis Innovation.
On November 13, the third selection of technological projects within the framework of the Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (consisting of X5, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group and Hoff) program was completed. We are glad to share its results.
In the third RITA selection, we received an impressive number of applications from very promising participants with great potential for cooperation with the alliance partners. The choice for the representatives of RITA partner corporations turned out to be so difficult that the experts decided to reschedule the announcement date of the finalists to Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
M.Video-Eldorado Group - the largest player in the Russian retail market of household appliances and electronics
Which company do you think tops the list of the largest public online retailers in Russia? M.Video-Eldorado: today we want to tell you about this partner of RITA (Retail Innovation Tech Alliance).
Launch a pilot with Hoff - the leading Russian retailer in the furniture and household goods segment
We continue the series of posts about RITA (Retail Innovation Tech Alliance) partners and today we will tell you about the leading Russian retailer in the furniture and household goods segment - Hoff company.
Today we want to tell you about one of the RITA partners (Retail Innovation Tech Alliance) – X5 Retail Group. X5 Retail Group is a leading modern retail company that creates, develops, and manages a portfolio of chain store brands.
Beeline, X5, M.Video-Eldorado and Hoff launch the third selection of startups in Russia and Europe within the framework of RITA
RITA (Retail Innovation Tech Alliance), consisting of X5, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group and Hoff, continues to search for suitable technological solutions and launches the third selection of startups in Russia, the CIS countries, Northern and Eastern Europe. The partners of the Alliance made a decision to launch a re-scouting of technological solutions from Russia due to the impressive number of companies in the region willing to cooperate with RITA. GoTech Innovation is the scouting operator.
On September 20, the second selection of technology projects within the Retail Innovation Tech Alliance program ended. We would like to share with you its results.
Retail Innovation Tech Alliance, consisting of X5, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado group, and Hoff, goes global and launches the second selection of startups in Europe and the USA. The leading European accelerator for the brands and retail industries, Lafayette Plug and Play (LPnP), acts as a scouting operator.
M.Video-Eldorado: we offer a modern platform covering the whole country, and all the channels of interaction for testing the product
Only a few days remain before the first Deal Flow Session of Retail Innovation Tech Alliance. During the event, startup founders will present their solutions and voice proposals for cooperation with X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, HOFF. The key to successful completion of the Deal Flow Session is the compliance of the technological solution with the business expectations of RITA partners.
Experts from X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M. Video-Eldorado, HOFF carefully examined 395 applications from 17 countries and selected 15 startups to participate in the online Deal Flow Session. During the event, startup founders will present their solutions and voice proposals for cooperation with companies, experts will ask questions and share some feedback.
In less than a week we will finalize accepting applications from startups to launch joint pilots with corporations as part of the Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA). Konstantin Peshekhonov, IT Director at HOFF, talked to GoTech Innovation co-founder Evgenia Barchenko about his company's expectations from the first selection. GoTech Innovation is a RITA operator in Russia and the CIS. The selection of the first projects will end on April 30, startups are welcome to apply online at www.rita.vc.
Cooperation with X5 Retail Group will give startups the opportunity to implement their projects in thousands of stores
Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA) continues its first selection of startups to launch joint pilots with leading Russian corporations; applications can be submitted on the website www.rita.vc until April 30. When participating in the selection of RITA, each technology company wants to receive a proposal for cooperation and launch a pilot project. Eugenia Barchenko, co-founder of GoTech Innovation, learned from Ivan Melnik, Innovations Director at X5 Retail Group, what new solutions the X5 Retail Group expects and how to successfully complete the pitch session. GoTech Innovation is the RITA selection operator in Russia and the CIS
On April 14, Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA), consisting of X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, and Hoff, launches the first selection of startups. GoTech Innovation is the scouting operator in Russia and the CIS.
Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA), consisting of X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, and Hoff summed up the results of the first stage of the scouting program. As part of the selection of startups, 395 applications were received from 17 countries (Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, USA, Serbia, Ukraine, Finland, Estonia). The volume of applications received 4 times exceeded the program plan. 15 startups reached the finals and participated in the online Deal Flow Session with the RITA experts. GoTech Innovation was the scouting operator in Russia and the CIS.
Finalists of the sixth scouting of technology solutions for Retail Innovation Tech Alliance
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