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The Unilever Foundry Startup Battle

Data and AI-driven Startups Battled It Out at innovfest unbound 2018

On 5 & 6 June 2018 at innovfest unbound, 20 of Asia’s most promising startups came together for the Unilever Foundry Startup Battle. The startup battle showcased groundbreaking Data and AI-driven startups with a solution / product in the Marketing, Advertising, E-commerce, or Retail vertical. The winner walks away with the the opportunity to work with Unilever Foundry and received a cash prize of $5000!

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The Schedule

Semi-Final 1 June 5 - 1pm

Room: Lovelace

Judges: 

- Jonathan Hammond, Global Marketing Director and Head of Unilever Foundry

- Nicole Zhu, VP, Go-Jek

-  Milind Sanghavi, VP, Head of Digital Payments OCBC Bank

Startups:

1. ADYOULIKE
2. Adzymic 
3. Affable Technologies 
4. Instachk
5. Latize 
6. P9
7. Pencil
8. Shoffr
9. SoMin
10. Windsor.ai

 

The 10 semi-finalists will pitch for three minutes followed by four minutes Q&A with the jury. 4 startups will be selected to progress to the Grand Finale. 

Semi-Final 2 - June 5 4.30pm

Room: Lovelace

Judges: 

- Barbara Guerpillon, Head of Foundry SEAA

- Pieter Kemps, Sequoia

- Amarit Charoenphan, CEO & Cofounder, HUBBA

- Nicholas Foo, Head Of Business Development at Grab 

Startups:

1. Botbot.AI
2. CusJo
3. DREP
4. FirstHive
5. INSIGHTZCLUB
6. Lauretta.io
7. Opsis
8. Snapbizz Cloudtech Pvt
9. SyncSpot (Metapair)
10. Vase.ai
11. AdMov Technologies

The 11 semi-finalists will pitch for three minutes followed by four minutes Q&A with the jury. 4 startups will be selected to progress to the Grand Finale. 

The Grand Finale  June 6 - 5.30pm

Room: Main Stage

Judges:

- Jonathan Hammond, Global Marketing Director and Head of Unilever Foundry

- Karen Gilchrist, Reporter CNBC

- Sudipta ROY, Managing Director, WPP Team Unilever

- Jacquelyn Cheok, Startups Correspondent, The Business Times

- Saemin Ahn, Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures

Startups:

1. ADYOULIKE

2. Adzymic 

3. Pencil

4. Botbot.AI

5. FirstHive

6. Snapbizz Cloudtech Pvt

7. Vase.ai

8. Affable Technologies 

The 8 finalists will pitch for three minutes followed by four minutes Q&A with the jury. The winner will receive a cash prize of $5000!

What You Need to Know: 

Selection Criteria for the applications

Based on the following criteria, a selection panel shortlisted 20 startups to present at the semi-finals on June 5 (day 1 of innovfest unbound).  To qualify for selection for the Startup Battle:

  • Data / AI should be part of the core solution and NOT just producing data as product output.
  • The startup should have a functional technical team in Data / AI.
  • The solution / product must have direct relevance or use case in the four verticals: Marketing, Advertising, E-commerce, and Retail.
  • The solution / product solves a significant challenge(s), or complement and accelerate outcomes. It should have some target market validation in its business proposition and feasibility, and ideally ready to scalable with a clear business model.

Judging Criteria for the Battle 

Based on the following criteria, a judging panel chose the winner of the Battle at the Grand Finale on June 6 (day 2 of innovfest unbound).

  • Innovation - How unique is the solution, its use of data and technology, and / or its use cases?
  • Desirability - Is it clear how the solution is delivering value to (or solving a significant problem for) customers / users?
  • Feasibility - Does the startup have the resources and partners to deliver the product or service to customers / users?
  • Sustainability - Is the business model (its cost structure and revenue streams) a sustainable one?

Why Pitch at the Unilever Foundry Startup Battle?

Opportunity to win a Cash Prize of $5000

Opportunity to work with Unilever Foundry team

Opportunity to exhibit in the unbound50 ASEAN

Receive two delegate passes

Access to panels & workshops

Network at the Urban Experience

Winner 2017 - Jumper.ai

  • From the time of applying to the startup battle, battling it out through semi-finals to the main stage and winning it was a mind-blowing experience. The doors that opened post the battle were totally apt for our business and we continue to maintain a fantastic relation with Unilever and Unbound alike.
    Yash Kotak
    CO-FOUNDER AT JUMPER AI

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