The CHALHOUB GREENHOUSE FAST-PILOT ACCELERATOR is a unique program giving startups the opportunity to deploy their solution at the largest luxury retail group in MENA. Designed from the ground up with business owners to focus on their specific needs, it’s focused around carrying out pilots and case studies with brands from the Group.
There’s one success metric for the program: number of commercial deals signed during and post-program.
The one-of-its-kind accelerator opened its doors in September 2018 for Cohort 1 and the results have been impressive with 5 startups, 6 local and international luxury brands, 8 POCs and 3 commercial talks in progress. Here’s one of many success stories, featuring Amsterdam-based StoreDNA and Tory Burch:
For Cohort 2, The Group is looking for retail-tech superstars working on implementable solutions for real luxury retail and distribution challenges in:
- Operations and Supply Chain Optimization
- In-Store Experience
- Connecting Online & Offline
The program takes place between April and June 2019, and selected startups must send a team on the ground during these three months to ensure proper implementation (USD 20,000 grant is offered to cover all costs).