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Working on Retail? Brand New MENA-based Accelerator Greenhouse Is Open for Applications

The Dubai-based accelerator, launched by Chalhoub Group, announced 5 challenges in the retail sector and is looking for brave tech startups willing to solve them. Applications close on July 10th.

Chalhoub Group, a Middle Eastern company managing global brands such as Christian Dior, Givenchy and Sephora, has now just launched the Greenhouse Accelerator, looking for tech startups with ready-to-deploy- products that address 5 challenges they have identified in the retail space. 

The atypical accelerator programme, which runs similarly to an innovation lab, is equity-free and sets off to "accelerate the implementation of the right solutions” at the heart of their own company. “We are looking to collaborate with you with the goal of being your customer or licensing your technology. We may also invest in you at later stages,” the accelerator announces on their website. 

While developing tech solutions to solve the group's challenges, the entrepreneurs also get to work closely with mentors in the retail and digital sectors, such as Grégoire Charpe-Civatte, Head of Customer Experience and Marketing, Chalhoub, Rania Masri, Chief Transformation Officer, Chalhoub, and Dina Sidani, Head of Greenhouse Accelerator.

Some of the retail challenges that the accelerator is looking to tackle relate to creating a personalised in-store experience, optimising operations, omni-channel retail, and human capital allocation in the sector. The programme will take place from September to December 2018 in Dubai, and comes with a grant of $20,000, and access to co-working space. 

Find out more and apply before July 10th here.

Main photo: A rendering of the 'Level Kids' concept store by Chalhoub Group. 

 


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