If you own a tech startup and looking for the best opportunity to expand, Lane Crawford Joyce Group is looking to provide this opportunity.
The Cage, a distinguished ignition programme launched by The Lane Crawford Joyce Group that calls for early-stage tech startups that can enhance and innovate the retails customer experience. Interested and passionate startups applicants are required to have a consumer-tested prototype prepared before making the cut to apply.
After much curation, out of the many applicants, only two startups will make the cut. These two lucky startups will be joining a 12-week, full-time programme at The Cage. The Cage is not just the name of the programme, but also a stylish co-working space in The Lane Crawford Joyce Group headquarters. During the 12-week programme, the pair will be receiving structure learning, mentorship, marketing testing opportunities and the potential to secure an eventual commercial agreement. It also comes with an HK$50,000 prize, in addition to access to the Cage community and alumni events, market testing opportunities and commercial guidance.
“The Cage is our opportunity to co-create new ways of approaching our business,” says The Lane Crawford Joyce Group chairman/CEO Jennifer Woo. “It’s where the old world and new world meet in a mixing bowl of experience, ambition, collaboration, wisdom, learning and opportunity to create positive change together.”
Previous startups who had made it are the multi-lingual AI chatbot for fashion and lifestyle customer experience called Whatsquare, Shenzhen-based Whoolala, a marketplace for emerging fashion brands from around Asia, New York-based Caper (previously known-as QueueHop), a shopping cart that leverages sensor fusion and computer vision to prevent theft and enable self-checkout, Indian-based SeenIt, South East Asia’s first fashion question and answer platform connecting inspiration sources with consumers, ChatQuery, an on-demand chatbot that answers questions on business data, was founded by two Australians and Olasso, a software-as-a-service return management platform aiming to deliver a premium post-purchase experience for customers.
Got some great innovations and think your startup would fit The Lane Crawford Joyce Group? Get your prototype ready and join the next programme!