Ian Rogers, Chief Digital Officer, LVMH
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.