R/GA Innovation Exchange with Kinship

R/GA Innovation Exchange with Kinship

Six Day program at Cannes Lions for Female-Led International Startups
Since its inception in 2014 as the Cannes Lions Startup Academy, the program has given early-stage and growth-stage companies the opportunity to engage with and learn from thought leaders in media, marketing, advertising, technology, and innovation. It also provides industry leaders with an opportunity to discover products, services, and technologies with the potential to enable strategic business growth.

This year the program will include leadership and support from Kinship, the newly launched ventures, technology and business innovation arm of Mars Petcare, and will extend its marketing and advertising focus to tech startups in the growing sphere of purpose-driven companies.

Startups from anywhere in the world with at least 51% ownership by female founder(s), and/or female CEOs and/or CTOs, are encouraged to apply. Applications are open until May 15, 2019. The program specifically seeks applications from global, tech-enabled startups that can offer truly innovative products and...
Since its inception in 2014 as the Cannes Lions Startup Academy, the program has given early-stage and growth-stage companies the opportunity to engage with and learn from thought leaders in media, marketing, advertising, technology, and innovation. It also provides industry leaders with an opportunity to discover products, services, and technologies with the potential to enable strategic business growth.

This year the program will include leadership and support from Kinship, the newly launched ventures, technology and business innovation arm of Mars Petcare, and will extend its marketing and advertising focus to tech startups in the growing sphere of purpose-driven companies.

Startups from anywhere in the world with at least 51% ownership by female founder(s), and/or female CEOs and/or CTOs, are encouraged to apply. Applications are open until May 15, 2019. The program specifically seeks applications from global, tech-enabled startups that can offer truly innovative products and services to consumers, brands and advertisers. The founders should be prepared to take full advantage of the unique access to support resources this program can provide.

Areas of interest for the R/GA Innovation Exchange with Kinship include but are not limited to:

● Social Good & Purpose/impact driven solutions
● Advertising, Marketing, Communications, and New Media Solutions
● Connected Retail and Future of Commerce Technologies
● CRM, Customer Database and Engagement Platforms
● Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies
● Health, Wellness, and Nutrition
● PeopleTech (i.e. employee engagement, talent discovery, performance development)
● Sustainability
● Certified B Corp

Selected founders will receive two complimentary passes to the Cannes Lions Festival in France, as well as Festival accommodations.
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R/GA Ventures. Overseeing and developing new programs with corporate partners and clients to bring the best new companies to market.
R/GA Ventures, the investment and innovation arm of global agency, R/GA