Verizon


VIVA TECHNOLOGY 

From May 24th to May 26th 2018, Viva Technology will bring together 6,000 startups with top worldwide investors, companies & tech leaders. It is a place where collaboration, open innovation, and meetings between leading companies in their industry and innovative startups take place.

 

 

 

 

THE PITCH CONTEST :

How do we leverage digital to transform the customer experience?


As technology evolves and customer’s lives continue to be increasingly busier, digital plays a substantial role in the omni-channel journey. Verizon Wireless is interested in digital solutions that can help reduce, mitigate and/or eliminate digital purchase barriers to increase online sales and solve for our customers’ top pain points.

Setup of a new account and device

Activation of new device or plan for both current and prospective customers

Seamless transference of data between devices

- Consolidation of data that lives across devices and cloud services

Bring Your Own Device

- Consumers bringing devices already owned to Verizon for activation

 

 

 

Ability to see and touch the product

 

 

 

Digital authentication

 

 

 

Alternative credit scoring solutions

SELECTION CRITERIA :

● Solution must take into account, expand upon or replace Verizon Wireless’ current offerings and solutions that address the above (online chat, in store pick up, cloud, etc.)

● Open to applications from all startups regardless of what stage they are in (pre-seed, Series A, etc). Equity funding is not required. 

● Emphasis on identifying the best technological solution possible that fits our needs and maps back to the aforementioned challenges - minimum viable product is required.

● Relevant case studies and POCs with large companies are preferred but not required.

 

REWARD

Monetary value + the opportunity to be further reviewed by the Verizon enterprise

  • 1st

    1st place – €5K
  • 2nd

    2nd place – €2K
  • 3rd

    3rd place – €1K
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1st

1st place – €5K

  • An invitation for up to five people to visit Verizon’s U.S. headquarters and Innovation Center (travel not included) 

  • Membership credits to Verizon’s global network of coworking communities; locations include London, Singapore, NYC, Washington, D.C., and Boston

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2nd

2nd place – €2K

  • Membership credits to Verizon’s global network of coworking communities; locations include London, Singapore, NYC, Washington, D.C., and Boston

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3rd

3rd place – €1K

  • Membership credits to Verizon’s global network of coworking communities; locations include London, Singapore, NYC, Washington, D.C., and Boston