Monday, EY’s second ‘Startup Challenge’, focused on intelligent customer interactions and increased visibility, kicked off in London. During the intense eight-week innovation programme, the ten selected technology start-ups will receive mentorship and coaching from EY as well as access to its networks and funding.
The Startup Challenge
In September 2014, EY first launched its Startup Challenge, together with Pivotal Innovations, Level39, and a number of technology, media and telecommunications clients in search of suitable and promising technology start-ups that would help companies tackle data privacy issues. After a successful first edition, EY in April 2015 announced the start of a second challenge, this time searching for ten leading technology start-ups with innovative technologies focussed on finding new ways to achieve more intelligent customer interactions and increased visibility along the supply chain.
Follow a rigorous selection process, the consulting firm selected the ten most promising technology start-ups to enter its intensive accelerator programme, starting on 8 June 2015. During the 8-week programme, the ten companies will among others, receive mentorship and training, access to EY clients and funding, on-going support, and a shared workplace in London for the duration of the programme.
The ten selected companies are Historic Futures, Elements Software, Cytora, ScanTrust, StreetSpotr, Wittos, Retechnica, Real Life Analytics, Interpretive and Rulex.
Commenting on the winners, Richard Taylor, Advisory Lead for Consumer Products at EY, says: “Our ten new start-ups are rising to the challenge and are all pioneering new technologies that could have huge potential. The eight weeks ahead could hold the key to the next big thing in digital customer experience and supply chain innovation.”