PROGRESSIVE 2021 BREAKTHROUGH AWARD
Every year we select and celebrate the tech startup that’s having a transformative and profound impact on business and the world around them. We have three simple criteria which are judged and scrutinised by a panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Watch the short videos below from this year’s main contenders and scroll down to discover the winner of the Progressive 2021 Breakthrough Award.
Aura Vision is leading the retail revolution by improving every in-store shopping experience. Their cutting-edge video AI uses existing CCTV cameras to capture the movement and demographics of every shopper. They are currently working with leading UK retailers to measure the performance of their stores in unprecedented detail, and providing the tools to rapidly A/B test their physical spaces.
Indahash believes in the 'creativity of the masses' and integrates social media's content creators with the world of advertising, for their mutual benefit. indaHash enables brands to reach millions of mid-tier digital influencers instantly. In addition, Indahash also allows social media users to participate in online campaigns for the brands they like the most. The perfect mix. Indahash are active on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter.
Personalyze are ‘The People Analytics Company’, helping brands better understand their customers and find new customers more cost effectively. Personalyze is an award winning unique big data people analytics company that has created ground-breaking profiling technology, enabling them to understand people to an unprecedented level of detail. All business are about understanding people. The Personalyze technology allows us to understand people better than anyone else.
Powr of You is taking a new approach to give insights based on evidenced, actual behavior. The holy grail of market research is to understand end-to-end consumer journeys, and therefore identify the right message, time and place to reach customers. Traditionally, brands have relied on claimed behavior with surveys and later cookies, and these methods are neither precise, nor dynamic. With Powr of You taps into accurate, granular data on people’s behavior across mobile, browser, social, lifestyle apps such as fitness, music, e-commerce, to understand their digital life and touch points in a single, integrated view.
Talking Circles is an enterprise platform for continuous learning between coworkers. They help companies create learning experiences that matter, making the workforce more capable and engaged thus producing significantly better business outcomes. Given that people learn best from people, they help organisations unlock the power of peer to peer learning by matching co-workers to share unique expertise and knowledge.
90% of consumers want to communicate with brands over instant messaging but most businesses can’t support that experience.
Nivo is a trusted messaging network for sales and service conversations in regulated industries. Reduce drop outs when setting up new customers. Improve efficiency when having conversations. Share data across service providers. Make it as easy and convenient as messaging friends and family to do business with you.
Attest is a fast-growth Market and Brand Intelligence platform, helping connect businesses to a network of 70 million consumers across 80 different countries.
Cognisess aim is to democratise human capital. Too much information is left unused in terms of determining what 'good' really looks like, and where a person's potential really lies. Using machine learning, Ai and objective measures of performance - ranging from cognition, skills, behaviour and emotion recognition to telematics and KPIs of any sort - the Cognisess platform provides a single solution for complex data gathering and the creation of actionable insights - taking the bias out of people processes to make it fairer, more efficient, and more accurate for candidates, employees and employers to make the right choice.
At Desolenator they recognise that Sustainable Desalination is the next frontier in addressing the global issue of water provisioning for the world.
They have patented a technology that uses a process based on the natural water cycle – evaporating and condensing water to leave behind impurities.
Delivering a great brand experience across a large portfolio of stores is hard. Attention to detail really matters, and it’s difficult to get every detail right in every store, every day. That’s where StorIQ can help. Their cloud based software platform streamlines communication to and from stores; making it easy to share information – e.g. campaign guidelines, visual merchandising standards, promo tools – and give stores clear instructions. Stores can confirm what they’ve done, ask for help, and upload photos. Management teams can easily review standards, and quickly make changes if something isn’t right. It’s transformational. And because it’s a cloud based, mobile friendly web application, it’s easy to use and easy to roll out.
Threedium create engaging and interactive online shopping experiences through 3D technology that increases the purchasing intent, interactions, sign-ups, and ultimately conversions. Threedium bring products to life in the online space and thanks to their immersive 3D experience, are able to capture a product in its entirety – which is often difficult with images. They close the gap between expectation and reality by truly representing products as they are with all their benefits.
VisualVoice is a digital platform built to attract, engage, convert and sustain on going conversations helping to cultivate conversations across your business by creating continuous opportunities to connect with your brand.
Snaptivity is an award-winning Smart Stadium technology that transforms a stadium into a personalised photo feed for every fan. During the live match, their IoT crowd movement & volume sensors feed data to their AI so as to measure emotional level and predict when and where the next big audience reaction will happen. This triggers the custom robotic cameras to photograph fans at the peak of their emotions. Coupled with their spatial AR-based stadium mapping system, Snaptivity's API-based solution delivers the right photo to the right fan at the right time.
Qudini creates customer experiences that drive business profitability. Their appointment booking, event management and queue management software enables businesses to manage their customers and staff to drive footfall, increase sales and grow customer loyalty.
PlanSnap is a frictionless social planning app that gets everyone to agree on the details of a plan in just a few taps – even if users’ friends don't have the app.
Formisimo is a SaaS analytics platform that uses behavioural data to provide market leading insights into peoples’ online shopping habits, and in particular how people interact with online forms and checkouts. Formisimo allows companies to harness the power of this behavioural insight to improve their online user experience, increase conversion rates and drastically increase revenue.
Adimo is an e-commerce platform which improves marketing effectiveness for household brands by making digital shoppable. It makes buying easy for the customer by adding a checkout / add to basket option to any branded content, marketing or media. Adimo's vision is to revolutionise Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) marketing by using technology to deliver the sector from the digital dark ages.
Greengame helps brands incentivise sustainable living and have a positive impact on people's every day life. Their app and tech can automatically track people's activities that impact the environment across food, mobility, energy and consumption. The GreenGame model enables any organisation to engage and reward people for living sustainably, via gamified challenges - encouraging behaviour change through social, competitive and economic incentives.
GoInStore is the creator of a pioneering first-person shopping experience for online customers, delivered using mobile technology (either a SMART Phone or SMART Glasses) to stream live from the view point of an in-store sales person directly to the website visitor. This in-store experience pushes the boundaries of customer experience management, conversion rates and average order value.
Good-Loop delivers effective, engaging video advertising whilst generating charitable donations - for free.
2021 BREAKTHROUGH AWARD WINNER: BAMBUSER (STOCKHOLM)
Bambuser is a pioneer in live video streaming technology, that enables companies to interact with thousands of customers through fully branded interactive and live shoppable broadcasts, boosting online sales with seamless, engaging and entertaining online shopping experiences.
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