San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Startups in the Wild will feature cocktails, food and short presentations from eCommerce startups in their natural habitat.
Participating companies include:
Drop 'til You Shop
New paradigm for online retail and selling clearance merchandise. Platform learns from real-time user behavior to drop prices while customers compete for rapid-fire deals.. The customer does not know how many items are in inventory, how many customers are watching the same product, or what the "floor price" is at which the item disappears. DropTilYouShop is a destination site. Enterprise solution runs directly on retailers' sites.
Crowd sourcing suggestions for products and companies. Enterprise product could be next evolution of ratings and reviews. The premise underlying Betterific is: "Wouldn't it be better if…." for example: "Wouldn't it be better if Wouldn't it be better if the iPhone allowed a password to enable 'guest mode' that locked private data (texts, emails, and recent calls) but allowed access to apps and such?" Betterific is the suggestion box in the context of a community forum. Destination site has built a strong following. Enterprise solution allows customers to make suggestions to improve a product or service, and the brand to engage the customer community in a dialog around those suggestions.
White-label solution for fit. Data-driven size recommendations based on shopper's body details and favorite clothes. Retailers benefit from increased sales, fewer returns, and increased loyalty.
Brings online technology, content and data to the in-store experience. eyeQ recognizes customers as they approach an in-store display and determines age, gender and other demographics to deliver the most effective content for that customer (e.g., reviews, product recommendation, in-store promotions).
Digital pop-up stores centered around specific venues. As an example, people who go to SXSW (South by Southwest) might be interested in everything from food, to camping gear to bourbon to crafts to motorcycle accessories and apparel. Miner populates a SXSW miner mobile site with offers, merchandise and messaging from restaurants, REI, Jim Beam, Etsy, and Harley Davidson, etc. Miner's business model is a combination of affiliate revenue, concessions (venues), and fees for marketing campaigns.
SnipSnap is the first mobile app to let consumers scan and redeem printed coupons from their smartphone. Since launching a year ago, the app has grown to 2.5 million users on iOS and Android, 50 million coupons snipped, and $150 million in savings. The startup now works with dozens of national retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Toys "R" Us, Party City, Jo-Ann, and Aeropostale.
Bridging online and offline. Through its mobile app and geo-fencing, Stylr aggregates and displays inventory data from nearby stores and allows consumers to shop across them. The retailer benefits by driving foot-traffic into the store. Having launched in August, Stylr already has inventory data from close 100 retailers and more than 3000 stores.
When & Where
Since its founding in 2008, DreamIt accelerators in New York, Austin, Philadelphia and Tel Aviv have launched 127 companies, including breakout successes like: LevelUp, SeatGeek, MindSnacks and Adaptly. DreamIt companies have raised over $110M in funding at a combined enterprise value of over $415M. DreamIt was founded on the principle that if you take great entrepreneurs with good ideas, give them as many resources and as much support as possible, and stir in the crucible of a short period of time to reach an important business milestone, a little bit of magic can happen.