April 13, 2016

Four Companies Receive Inaugural Accenture Consumer Innovation Award

Winners selected from more than 130 entries from across the globe

NEW YORK; April 13, 2016 – Four early-stage technology start-ups received the inaugural Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards last night at the Millennial 20/20 Summit in London. The awards recognize early stage start-up businesses that play a major role in changing and improving the way people shop and engage with consumer goods brands and retail companies.

The Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards attracted more than 130 entries from across the globe. Sixteen shortlisted companies from France, Germany, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and the United States were invited to London to pitch to an exclusive panel of judges that included representatives from Argos, Balderton Capital, Dixons Carphone, PepsiCo, Specsavers, Tesco, and Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive. The winners in each category gain direct access to experts in their target customer sector, while the sectors gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies as they evolve.

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The winners are:

“We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards, which attracted entrants from 18 countries across the globe and speaks to the strength of the start-up community within the consumer goods and retail sectors,” said Teo Correia, senior managing director of Accenture’s Consumer Goods and Services practice. “The panel of prestigious judges from leading businesses within the sector and I were extremely impressed by the calibre of all the applicants. Early-stage companies are hugely important to the consumer goods and retail sectors as we look towards the next generation of digital commerce.”

In addition to the award, winners receive:

Accenture is a leading sponsor of the two-day Millennial 20/20 Summit, which explores the future of business from the perspective of a digitally savvy consumer. It focusses on ten key pillars: retail, marketing, advertising, mobile, payments, video, social, e-commerce, CRM and big data.

Held on the 13th and 14th April in Victoria House, London, the summit hosts more than 3,000 start-ups, brands, retailers and corporates. Attendees have the opportunity to hear from 150 world-class speakers, visit 40 experiential exhibitors, attend four live immersive showcases, and engage in a series of networking opportunities.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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Caroline Douglas
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