LVMH Innovation Award: Startups can apply until February 15, 2018

LVMH Innovation Award: Startups can apply until February 15, 2018


Paris, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Startups still have a month to apply for the LVMH Innovation Award and be part of the LVMH Lab at the upcoming edition of Viva Technology, from May 24-26, 2018. Selected startups will have a chance to compete for the prize, created by LVMH in 2017. The winner will receive support from teams at LVMH and its Maisons to nurture its growth.

Following the success of the first LVMH Innovation Award, which went to French startup Heuritech in 2017, the Group has launched the second edition of the award, open to startups from France and all other countries whose values are aligned with those of the LVMH Group.

Eligible startups must have been created within the past five years, have a valuation of under $100 million, fewer than 50 employees and propose solutions relevant to the challenges addressed by the LVMH Group and its Maisons. Startups can apply until February 15, 2018.

After an initial selection, 30 finalist startups will be invited to the Viva Technology show in May 2018, where they will be spotlighted at the LVMH Luxury Lab. One will then be named the winner of the 2018 LVMH Innovation Award and have a chance to work with the LVMH Group and its Maisons at Station F, the largest startup campus in the world.

The LVMH Innovation Award supports emerging creative talents and stimulates fresh ideas by accelerating the growth of startups and their launch in the market. This approach resonates with the LVMH Group’s values of creativity, innovation, excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Best Buy’s Mountain View store adds dedicated space to showcase latest technology from entrepreneurs and startups

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Silicon Valley is the heart of tech innovation, so it’s only fitting Best Buy would go there to open a new, one-of-a-kind store experience that showcases the latest technology from some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and startups in consumer electronics.

We’ve added dedicated space inside our new Mountain View Best Buy store (which opened Sept. 16 after relocating from its previous location in Sunnyvale) where customers can discover and learn about some of the newest tech products on the market. The space is divided into three sections: crowdfunded gadgets, wearable tech and audio.

The revamped store is part of our new Best Buy Ignite program, which aims to give our customers access to even more of the world’s newest tech products. We’re also adding a new section on for startup products.

Here’s a quick look at some of the items on display at the Silicon Valley store, most of which are also available online.

Crowdfunded gadgets

The Ignite space features a selection of crowdfunded gadgets from startup companies, including:

  • Tangram Smart Rope, a jump rope that tracks your workout data, including jump count, calories burned, elapsed time and fitness goal progress.
  • Flic smart button, a small, wireless button that creates easy, one-touch access to stream music, control lights and other mobile functions without having to touch your phone.
  • RoBo 3D printer, which is made with a “unibody” design to eliminate common 3D printing issues, such as misalignment and inaccurate prints. At $179, it’s cheaper than most other 3D printers.
  • Zuli Smartplug, an outlet plug that can estimate your energy usage, communicate with your smartphone and even put your coffee maker on a schedule.
  • Noke Bluetooth padlock, which allows you to track its location, share access with friends and manage multiple locks.

Wearable technology

When you hear the Under Armour name, you probably think of workout clothes and basketball shoes. But the sports apparel giant is also an emerging player in the world of wearable technology.

The Ignite space features the Under Armour UA HealthBox, a smart fitness system that comes with everything you need to keep track of your overall health. It includes an activity tracker that monitors your steps, sleep quality and resting heart rate, a smart scale that measures your body weight and fat percentages, and a sweat-resistant chest strap that measures heart rate and automatically sends the data to Under Armour’s health and fitness app, UA Record.


The store also features some of the world’s newest and most advanced headphone technology, including:

  • Muzik, a smart and connected headphone that is designed to enhance user experiences in third-party apps and platforms. With programmable shortcuts, called “hot keys,” users can easily activate their favorite playlist, save or share their favorite tracks, or identify what’s playing with one touch.
  • Bragi, wireless smart earphones that combines a music player, activity tracker and smartphone into one device. You can listen to music without any device synced by using taps or swipes, and you can hook up your phone so you can answer calls or track your activity.

For customers outside of the Bay Area, other startup products can be found online and in hundreds of Best Buy stores nationwide. Examples include the Anova precision cooker, Fizzics draft beer system, Keen Home smart vent, Petcube pet camera and Luma Home Wi-Fi system. Many stores also have the Mevo live event camera, SkyLab camera stabilizers and Prynt instant photo printer

Source: Best Buy