While hundreds of companies and thousands of potential customers packed New York’s massive Javits Center for the annual NRF Big Show, a much more select event was taking place at Microsoft’s flagship store in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Tereza Nemessyanyi – who spearheads Microsoft for Startups on the east coast out of New York – curated the exclusive panel of top retail startups. It was a chance for each one to pitch to NRF attendees from all over the world – showcasing the power of their transformational businesses for retailers seeking truly disruptive solutions in a dramatically and rapidly changing world. You could consider it retail startup speed dating of sorts.  And there were plenty of matches made.

Host Jim Brisimitzis and producer/correspondent Josh Kerns take a deep dive into the major tech trends reshaping the retail landscape, as seen at the Microsoft Startup Showcase at NRF 2018. The episode features founders and key leaders from Glam ST, Everywear, Cosign, Prevedere, Tangiblee, Genostyle, Papervault, Markable.AI, Maxerience.

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