JLAB is a startup accelerator from John Lewis.
About JLAB 2015
JLAB is back for a second year to help accelerate the progress of even more startups in the retail sector!
WHAT IS JLAB?
JLAB is a programme from John Lewis, designed to fast track the growth of startup companies. Each year, we offer up to 10 startups unique access to our company, helping them refine their products and their business models.
Participants in the 12 week programme receive invaluable guidance from the UK’s leading omnichannel retailer. They also get the chance to win the 150-year-old retailer their first ‘big ticket’ customer.
Up to £20,000 initial investment per team
Access to John Lewis proprietary technology, data and customers
Mentorship from John Lewis insiders to help you improve your product
Mentorship from top entrepreneurs to push you to new heights
Dedicated office space in central London
The chance to secure access to follow on funding of £100,000
The chance to secure a contract with John Lewis
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
We’re looking for startups at any stage with innovative retail solutions that are keen to work with John Lewis.
Meshing the Digital and Physical:
New technology that enables John Lewis to aggregate data and gain new insights to help provide an improved digital experience.
Making innovative use of John Lewis data services (APIs) and proprietary technologies to enhance the customer journey in store, online and on mobile and which help the customer, drive efficiency, service, footfall or profit for John Lewis.
Enable seamless omni channel payment journeys in store switching between Customer or Partner mobile devices and fixed point EPOS
Enable a smart workforce to deliver even better customer service in store while reducing low value activities
Help John Lewis develop a differentiated, unique, connected home experience for our customers.
Innovations that are so out of this world they are hard to classify
JLAB will appoint 1 or more winners at the end of the programme. JLAB Winners will be awarded follow on funding and the chance to secure a contract with John Lewis.
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