DTC & Tech Startups

More than 1,000 direct-to-consumer and tech startups redefining retail attend Shoptalk each year from major global hubs. Shoptalk provides startups with an unparalleled opportunity to form important fundraising, product, distribution and other partnerships with retailers, brands, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, media, analysts and more.

Startups less than two years old that have raised under $2 million at the time of Shoptalk can apply here for a limited number of startup rate tickets and here for discounted exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

We also hold an Emerging Technology Spotlight for startups.

Startups can also participate in Funding Founders, a networking program that introduces investors and startups for onsite meetings. To qualify, you must be a registered attendee and apply here. All meetings require investors to opt-in so cannot be guaranteed. In 2019, we made over 1,300 introductions to more than 150 investors for over 200 startups.