POP UP SHOPS selected into the Swiss Prime Site RetailTech Accelerator Program

Swiss Prime Site (SPS), one of the major real estate companies in Switzerland, held their 11th Accelerator Programme in Zurich focused on RetailTech.

Swiss Prime Site (SPS), one of the major real estate companies in Switzerland, held their 11th Accelerator Programme in Zurich focused on RetailTech.
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Retail and the way retail space is used are changing at a tremendous pace, with technology advances, omnichannel experiences, and more. Swiss Prime Site (SPS), one of the major real estate companies in Switzerland, held their 11th Accelerator Programme in Zurich focused on RetailTech. SPS’ subsidiaries include Jelmoli, a leading Swiss department store as well as Wincasa, the biggest property management company in Switzerland among others managing over 80 shopping centers and 1.5 Mio. in retail space.

The Programme received over 80 applications, with only eight companies being selected to pitch their B2B and B2C solutions to the jury, formed by Swiss Prime Site and its group companies Wincasa, Jelmoli and Swiss Prime Site Solutions.

The jury then chose POP UP SHOPS as one of four finalists who worked together to present a joint business case. The comments of the jury about POP UP SHOPS included:

  • Efficiency gain for shopping centers is very interesting
  • An exciting solution for spaces in A-location
  • The Space-as-a-Service concept is very attractive
  • Top presentation, very SPS specific
  • Topic is becoming increasingly important

Following the workshop, SPS and POP UP SHOPS execute the developed proof of concepts together.

It was an enriching experience filled with interesting discussions, shared knowledge and networking, and we thank SPS for having us.

Here is a video from the experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjr1lp80hVE&feature=emb_logo