Four Companies Receive Inaugural Accenture Consumer Innovation Award

Winners selected from more than 130 entries from across the globe

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

The winners are:

  • Category: Get ME in the Store Spending
    More
    Winner: Yoobic (www.yoobic.com)
    US-based
    Yoobic has a mobile solution that helps brands and retailers monitor
    in-store execution by enabling data to flow instantly between point of
    sales and headquarters, giving the retailer feedback and control over
    in-store activities. The solution enables brands and retailers to gain
    visibility on their merchandising and trade marketing activities and
    take immediate actions.
  • Category: Get ME What I Want, When and
    Where I Want It
    Winner: Voxpopme
    (https://site.voxpopme.com)
    UK-based
    Voxpopme specialises in capturing consumer views and opinions through
    video. Its powerful platform replaces the time-consuming analysis of
    video with an industry-leading analytics engine that transcribes the
    video, analyses for sentiment and then groups video snippets into key
    themes. With the inbuilt show-reel generator, researchers can amplify
    a consumer story and use it to create connections between brands and
    consumers.
  • Category: Make ME Digital on the Inside
    Winner:
    UserReplay (https://www.userreplay.com)
    The
    solution from UK- and US-based UserReplay enables businesses to
    discover the details about their customers’ digital experience by
    combining replays of customer journeys with sophisticated analytics
    that identifies customer pain points and monetizes their impact –
    enabling businesses to improve conversion rates, resolve technical and
    usability issues more quickly, recover lost customers and prevent
    fraud.
  • Category: Give ME Omni-Personalisation
    Winner:
    Snapcart (http://snapcart.co.id
    and https://www.linkedin.com/company/snapcart)
    Indonesia-based
    Snapcart is building the largest purchased-based big data network in
    Asia by capturing receipts information from shoppers by rewarding them
    with cashbacks to take photos of their receipts. Working with more
    than 50 brands, Snapcart provides real-time analytics solutions and
    marketing engagement tools to give brands an in-depth understanding
    of, and personalized engagement directly with, their valued shoppers’
    segments.

“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:

  • Access to a team of consumer goods and retail industry experts at
    Accenture, who will provide advice and consultation on how to improve
    select areas of their business and gain access to clients;
  • Complimentary workspace at The
    Trampery
    for two months, which includes breakfast workshops with
    top consumer goods and retail entrepreneurs, seminars with corporate
    leaders in the sector, pitching sessions with investors, and brokered
    introductions to corporates worldwide;
  • A three-month showcase spot in Accenture’s Innovation Hub, which is
    visited by many of the UK’s foremost consumer goods companies and
    retailers.

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

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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.

Contacts

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Caroline Douglas, + 35 3 87 680 0074
caroline.douglas@accenture.com