Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) 2019

RETAIL STARTUP AWARDS 2019

 

Retailers Association of India (RAI), the unified voice of retailers in India, is happy to present the third edition of Retail Startup Awards.

RAI Retail Startup Awards have been instituted to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship.

It is a recognition of the indomitable spirit that drives entrepreneurs to convert their dreams into realities and ideas into viable business. With their out-of-the box solutions, start-ups are changing not just the world of business, but also our lifestyles.

The awards, therefore, are an acknowledgement of this contribution and a salute to the spirit that makes it possible. Today, the awards are considered a beacon that inspire new entrepreneurs to dream, dare and innovate.

After a rigorous evaluation process, the awards are given away on the evening of the first day of the Retail Leadership Summit.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The start-up should be a legal entity that has been in business for at least one year and not more than seven years.
  • Applicant/s must be Indian Nationals who are residents of India and must be above 18 years of age.
  • The start-up should be directly or indirectly involved in retail, either offline or online.
  • The solution should be innovative, add value to customers and be commercial.
  • The solution should be beyond the idea stage, address a clear opportunity, and have a scalable transactional model.

*Any other criteria as decided by the Awards Jury.

** Decision of RAI Jury regarding terms & conditions, eligibility and selection will be deemed final

Awards Process

  • 1st level screening
  • Last date for entries 12th February 2019.
  • Preliminary Jury will shortlist 10 entries.
  • Shortlisted 10 start-ups will give 8 minutes’ presentation (5 minutes’ presentation and 3 minutes Q&A) on 26th February 2019.
  • Top 3 start-ups will be awarded on 26th February 2019

And the Winners of Retail Startup Awards 2019 Are…

(Winner) Navashya Consumer Products Private Limited (Superbottoms)

Navashya Consumer Products’ Superbottoms is owned and run by a team of mothers who are genuinely passionate about the idea of cloth diapering.



Sleep Management (Sleepy Cat) (1st Runner Up)

SleepyCat is India's First Mattress-In-A-Box brand. We simplify the product and segment, we deliver a specialized gel memory foam based mattress that comes conveniently packed in a box straight from our factory to your door step free of any shipping costs.

Moonshine Meadery (2nd Runner Up)

Moonshine Meadery is India’s first meadery. This Pune based start-up is on a goal to change the way India drinks with their meads—available across 250 bars and retail outlets across Mumbai and Pune.


Preliminary Jury 2019

Da Milano Leathers Pvt.Ltd.

Director - IT,
Adidas India Marketing Pvt.Ltd.

Managing Director,
Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt Ltd

CEO,
StarQuik

Grand Jury 2019

Pankaj Jaju

Founder & CEO,
Metta Capital Advisors LLP

Sudhir Soundalgekar

Director Projects,
Raymond Limited

Surender Gnanaolivu

Sr Consultant Retail Experience


Amit Sarda

Managing Director,
Soulflower

Bhupesh Dinger

Director & CEO,
Enrich Hair & Skin Solution Pvt. Ltd

Shortlisted Finalists of Retail Startup Awards 2019


  • Go Desi Mandi Pvt Ltd
  • Matilda Solutions Private Limited
  • Navashya Consumer Products Private Limited (Superbottoms)
  • Green Organic Clothing Private Limited
  • Truefarm Foods India Pvt. Ltd

Know the Finalists

Moonshine Meadery

Moonshine Meadery is India’s first meadery. This Pune based start-up is on a goal to change the way India drinks with their meads—available across 250 bars and retail outlets across Mumbai and Pune.


Svacch

Svacch makes disposal bags for soiled sanitary napkins, using recycled newspaper. All bags are made by lesser privileged women, helping them find a livelihood.






Yellow Tie Hospitality

Yellow Tie Hospitality is a dynamic Food & Beverages Franchise Management Company which aspires to change how Restaurant Chains are scaled and sustained in India.



Daily Fish

‘Daily Fish’, an online seafood store that serves ready to cook seafood, fresh from the sea to the customer’s doorstep.






Soap Opera

Soap Opera makes a range of luxurious bathing soaps which are non-carcinogenic, free from Parabens, formaldehydes and sulphates.



Go Desi Mandi Pvt Ltd

GoDesi is a start-up that wants to take the Indian Consumers back to their roots by bringing them a range of forgotten, authentic, traditional delicacies made in small rural kitchens by rural micro-enterprises

Matilda Solutions Private Limited

Matilda Solutions’ 3Sisters make functional, non-alcoholic ready-to-drink high quality beverages made out of all natural ingredients that are a healthier alternative to the existing products in the market.

Navashya Consumer Products Private Limited (Superbottoms)

Navashya Consumer Products’ Superbottoms is owned and run by a team of mothers who are genuinely passionate about the idea of cloth diapering.


Green Organic Clothing Private Limited

Green Organic Clothing has set out to redefine the clothing spectrum in the retail and non-retail sectors by providing high quality Organic Cotton & Bamboo blended clothing.


Truefarm Foods India Pvt. Ltd

Truefarm Foods is a 100% Organic Food company which engages with farming communities across the world to cultivate 100% organic crops.

Sleep Management Solutions

Sleep Management Solutions, LLC provides sleep diagnostics and therapeutic solutions. It specializes in offering solutions for payers to manage costs associated with Sleep Disordered Breathing.