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What is the X5 Retail Group seeking?

  • New, innovative solutions that can assist X5 to achieve its strategic priorities as quickly, reliably and efficiently as possible

  • Working, pilot-ready solutions
  • ​Target for full implementation: 18 months
  • Examples for topics of interest:
    • The Customer Experience-  E.g. improving the customer journey, bridging the online and in-store shopping experiences, customer loyalty and personalization, in-store and online marketing

    • Store Operations- E.g. efficiency of in-store processes, on-shelf availability, robotization, price tag management, anti-fraud/anti-theft measures, optimizing operations

    • Supply Chain- E.g. transportation efficiency and safety, inventory management, cost optimization, delivery tracking, warehouse ergonomics, quality control, predictive analytics

    • Back Office- E.g. personnel management, legal tech

Eligibility

The X5 Retail-Tech Challenge is open to Israeli technology companies of all stages that have developed innovative, technological solutions in the field of retail-tech that are reliable, scalable, have been commercially deployed and ​can meet an 18 month target timeline for deployment.

Meet the Panel

Ivan Melnik

X5

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Denis Levchenko

X5

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Maxim Barsamyan

X5

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 Mikhail Kucherenkov

X5

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Simon Litsyn

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Zigmund Bluvband

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Udi Shamai

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Yael Alroy

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Lior Levy

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Shlomi Dayan

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Yael Aarad

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Nitzan Padess

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Rafi Yam

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Shimrit Danino

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Dov Yarkoni

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Yigal Erlich

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The Prize

1st Place: The winner of the X5 Retail Challenge will be invited as a guest of the X5 Retail Group to Moscow with the purpose of discussing the implementation of its pilot proposal with the X5 Innovation leadership.

The winner and the two runners up will receive:

  • Five hours of legal services by Anna Moshe, Adv, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz Law Firm

  • Five hours of strategic consulting and a package of business development, training exposure and an investment opportunity of 2,000,000 NIS by Nielsen Investment Fund

  • 5 hours of consulting and personal mentoring by the best of OpenValley's network of experts

  • 3 months in your choice of OpenValley's shared work spaces for entrepreneurs (Ceasarea, Yokneam or Ramat Yishay)

  • Participation as a presenter at one of OpenValley's Innovation events. These events are conducted from time-to-time by OpenValley's Community of Entrepreneurs and Innovation Pioneers

The Timeline

 

Applications Open: May 27, 2019

Last Day to Apply- Extended: July 10, 2019

Panel Clarifications: July 8- July 17, 2019

Finalists Announced: July 18, 2019

Finals Event: July 30, 2019

Pilot Presentation (Moscow): September 10, 2019