International Contest FOR INNOVATION
in RETAIL, MARKETING & Tech

eCom awards international startup competition
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The eCOM Awards showcase breakthrough achievements related to retail (eCommerce), digital marketing and technology.

About the eCOM Awards

The eCOM Awards champions and showcase breakthrough achievements in retail (eCommerce), digital marketing and technology, honoring innovation worldwide.

The eCom awards program was developed under the guidance of MTL+ECOMMERCE’s Executive advisory board comprised of senior executives  experts across Canada’s digital marketing, media, eCommerce, IT , Saas and communication industry.

The eCom Awards are managed by MTL+ECOMMERCE, the #1 Hub for eCommerce, Startup & Technology.

 The winners are revealed during eCom Summit which brings together marketers, digital agencies, retailers, VCs, media and manufacturing partners alike who are eager to discover the latest trends and tools and embrace the future of Commerce.

Startup Partners

Prize

OVH CLOUD
$ 150 000+ in Prize
  • Up to $150,000 of free tech credits on OVHcloud products
  • Up to 20 hours of customer specific support
  • Cloud solutions to accelerate your growth
HUBSPOT FOR STARTUPS
$ 17 000+ in Prize
  • Up to 90% Discount on Hubspot Software
  • Education Resources and Tailored Training
  • Masterclasses, templates, kits, and guides to help you save time and avoid costly mistakes growing your startup. Plus, access to world-class support from Hubspot experts.
  • Integrated Platform for Startups
FASKEN
STARTUP LEGAL GUIDANCE
  • Guidance from lawyers across diverse practice areas and industry specializations on how to attract investors, structure operations, commercialize your products and services and navigate regulations*.
GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC
1999
EXHIBITOR BOOTH
  • GET A VIRTUAL BOOTH ( WORTH $1999) & GET EXPOSURE FOR YOUR STARTUP & CONNECT WITH INVESTORS & POTENTIAL CLIENTS.
ECOM SUMMIT
ALL-ACCESS PASS
  • ENTER TO WIN YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS FREE OF CHARGE TO ECOM SUMMIT

International
Innovation Contest

+ $150,000
IN PRIZES

4 CHALLENGES
in Innovation

Who participates

STARTUPS

Startups may enter the following categories:

  • DIGITAL MARKETING INNOVATION 
  • ECOMMERCE & RETAIL INNOVATION
  • DEEPTECH: AI, IoT, AR/VR, Blockchain, Quantum computing, Drones & Robotics, Data & AI, 5G, Cybersecurity

Startups less than three years old that have raised under $2 million at the time of eCom Summit are eligible for a limited number of startup rate tickets, discounted exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

RETAILERS & SMBs

Retailers & SMBs may enter the following categories:

  • DIGITAL MARKETING INNOVATION 
  • ECOMMERCE & RETAIL INNOVATION
  • DEEPTECH: AI, IoT, AR/VR, Blockchain, Quantum computing, Drones & Robotics, Data & AI, 5G, Cybersecurity
  • LEADERSHIP

Retailers & SMBs may showcase any innovative digital campaign, brand activation campaign, partnership campaign or immersive customer experience (CX) or how the use of new technologies that has contributed to the digital transformation of their enterprise during the pandemic and economic growth.

Retailers & SMBs are invited to refer any leader or woman in a leadership position who has successfully contributed to  economic growth, societal impact and/or has implemented new policies related to Diversity & Inclusion within their organization.

Digital Agencies

Digital Agencies may enter the following categories:

  • DIGITAL MARKETING INNOVATION 
  • ECOMMERCE & RETAIL INNOVATION
  • LEADERSHIP

Digital agencies & eCommerce Agencies may showcase any innovative digital campaign, brand activation campaign, partnership campaign or immersive customer experience (CX) that has contributed to the digital transformation of one of their client or directly their company.

Digital Agencies  are invited to refer any business leader or woman in a leadership position who has successfully contributed to a societal impact and/or has implemented new policies related to Diversity & Inclusion within their organization.

Media &
Non-Profit Organizations

Media & Non-profit organizations may enter the categories:

  • DIGITAL MARKETING INNOVATION 
  • LEADERSHIP

Media are invited to showcase any innovative approach or achievement to maintain their activities and community engagement during the pandemic .

Non-profit organizations & media are invited to refer any leader, investor or woman in a leadership position who has successfully contributed to  economic growth, societal impact and/or has implemented new policies related to Diversity & Inclusion within their organization.

Selection Process

Eligibility

Timelines

Regular entry deadline: Monday, July 19, 2021 at 8 AM EST
Final entry deadline: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11 PM EST

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Digital Agencies

Digital Agencies must be registered in their country and have +6 employees. 

Non-Profit Organizations

Non profit organizations must be registered in their country

*Entrants must have copyright permission for any images, music or video content contained in their submission.

Startups

To enter the contest, Startups must have been created after November 1st, 2016 and before January 1st, 2021. 

To enter the contest and qualify as a startup, startups must have been registered in their country after October, 30 2016 (startups must be less than five(5) years old).

Any international startups with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and meet the 3 following conditions are eligible to participate:

  1. Startups can show initial signs of traction.
  2. Startups have proprietary technology or solutions.
  3. Startups have revenues from sales or upcoming sales contracts.

Categories

eCommerce & Retail INNOVATION

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY
CONSUMER PURCHASE PROGRAM
RETURN & LOSSES
LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN

DEEPTECH

DATA
CYBERSECURITY
AI&MACHINE LEARNING
BLOCKCHAIN&FINTECH
5G, IoT, AR/VR

DIGITAL MARKETING INNOVATION

ADVERTISING
BRAND ACTIVATION
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
IMMERSIVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

LEADERSHIP

WOMAN EXECUTIVE
WOMAN IN TECH
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
BUSINESS OR STARTUP CEO
OEGANIZATION LEADER

ENTER THE CONTEST

Click the button below and fill the form and complete your application

 by October 23 2021, 11 PM (EST).

Have Questions?

Contact Isabelle Marcotte at [email protected]

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