Appear Here seeks next big retail idea
Appear Here, a marketplace for short-term retail space, has launched its third Space for Ideas competition.
The top four entries will each receive a two-week flagship store space in London, Paris, New York and LA. And they will also get the mentorship, design advice and budget to bring their ideas to life.
The competition is backed by iZettle and Horizn Studios, with this year’s judges panel including Diane Von Furstenberg (founder of DVF), Natalie Massenet (founder of Net-a-Porter), Dylan Jones (Editor GQ), Neil Blumenthal (co-founder of Warby Parker), Jeff Raider (co-Founder of Harry's Inc. and CEO of Harry's Labs) and Ajaz Ahmed (founder of AKQA).
Ross Bailey, Found of Appear Here, says: “We’re proud to announce that Space for Ideas is back. Offering entrepreneurs, emerging brands and young designers the chance to unlock their space, start their dream and create something incredible. I truly believe that the right idea, given the right space to grow, has the power to change the world. As retail undergoes a period of unprecedented change, providing a platform for transformational ideas has never been more important.”
Massenet comments: “I’m proud to be judging Appear Here’s Space for Ideas initiative for the second year running. In my experience, the greatest challenge many entrepreneurs face is turning an idea into a reality. Great ideas deserve to be seen, and Space for Ideas delivers this opportunity.”
“Appear Here are giving aspiring entrepreneurs across the world the chance fulfil their dreams. The flagship store cities of London, Paris, New York and LA, sit at the forefront of the retail sector and provide the ultimate springboard for the lucky winners.”