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The Rookie Of The Year, awarded at the Paris Retail Awards ceremony, rewards the innovation! For the fourth consecutive year, it will honour an innovative start-up.
Launched in 2014 as a springboard for young start-ups, the "Rookie Of The Year" prize brings to light three finalists selected before the event by our Jury to present their projects on D-Day.
The public will vote live to determine the winner, who will be awarded his prize on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 during the Paris Retail Awards Ceremony.
A stepping stone which aims to provide young startups the opportunity to shine before an audience of investors and potential customers gathered for the occasion!
After Patatam (2014), SmartPixels (2015) and Reech (2016), who will be the next Rookie?
Registration is free - for French AND international start-ups.
What is a Rookie?
It is a new company, a new idea, a new "awesome" concept. The selection criteria which are examined as of matter of priority are:
- The innovating nature of the product/service presented
- The opportunity for the market
- The promise with regard to initial results or projections
Download the rules of competition (in French)
The Jury is made up of professionals recognized in the sector for their business expertise with a start-up vision. The Jury first selects 3 finalists, the winner will be chosen by the public during the Paris Retail Awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 19th.
The decision is based on the initiative of the project, the construction that leads from the idea to the project and the potential for spin-offs for the sector.
Thierry Petit, Co-founder and Deputy CEO, showroomprivé.com
Thierry Petit is a co-founder, along with David Dayan, of Showroomprivé.com, which launched in 2006. He has been a Director and Deputy CEO of the Group since its creation. Thierry Petit began his career in digital agencies in 1995 and, at the age of 25, created the first price comparison tool in France (toobo.com), which was sold to Libertysurf in July 2000.
Thierry Petit has nearly 20 years of experience in launching start-ups. He is also vice-chairman of the Board of France Digitale. Thierry Petit studied telecommunications engineering.
Loïc Dosseur, Deputy CEO, Paris&Co
Matthieu Pellet, Digital Director, Intersport France
Carine Rebstock, International Retail Director, Orange Group
Romain Vidal, Associate, Caphorn
Claire Houry, Member of the Board, Ventech
Claire joined Ventech as General Partner in 2008. She focuses on Internet/Mobile Services and Software. She currently sits on the boards of Bonitasoft, Botify and Vestiaire Collective in France, and Asgoodasnew in Germany.
She was board member of Stickyads, video programmatic adtech solution (acquired by Comcast, US in May 2016) as well as b-process (acquired by Ariba, US) and Arkoon (acquired by Airbus group).
Alexandre Stopnicki, Educational Director of MBA MCI (Institut Léonard de Vinci) and Owner of 3h33.com, Newzitiv and NUMERILAND
Johanna Castel, Content and strategic animation Manager, Cap Digital
Registration is free - for French and international start-ups.