Buying and selling is the essence of the market economy and it is currently being turned upside down. Online stores, peer to peer markets, smart voucher systems, location-based mobile offers, customer loyalty programmes, factory-to-consumer delivery and just-in-time stock management systems are just a few ways technology is changing traditional models.
The Drugstore Retail Lab is London’s new focal point for the businesses driving innovation in buying and selling. Located on Old Street at the epicentre of London’s innovation scene, the Lab brings together the brightest start-ups and the most forward-looking corporations to drive new thinking and solutions.
WHAT IS THE DRUGSTORE RETAIL LAB?
Created and operated by Publicis Worldwide and The Trampery, the Drugstore Retail Lab is a new co-working space that houses an elite group of start-ups in retail. Members of the lab will benefit from:
» A beautiful innovation space designed by The Trampery, situated in the heart of London’s technology cluster.
» Tailored introductions and pitch opportunities to senior executives from the world’s largest retailers in Publicis Worldwide’s global network.
» Mentoring opportunities with industry figures, plus support and guidance from brand strategists at Publicis Worldwide.
» A tailored incubation programme including specialist speakers & workshops.
» Social events connecting members to London’s start-up community.
» Drop-in access at Publicis Worldwide offices in 330 cities worldwide plus local introductions.
» Opportunities to pitch for Publicis 90 funding and mentoring programme.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Join us on Tuesday 16th of February for the Drugstore Retail Lab’s briefing event. View the workspace, meet The Trampery & Publicis Worldwide team and get answers to specific questions you might have.
Unable to attend? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP OFFER?
Membership of Drugstore Retail Lab is designed to cater to the unique needs of start-up businesses. We provide a host of services for one all-inclusive monthly fee, allowing you and your team to focus on what you do best.
» £450/month (ex VAT) per desk.
» 500 Mbps symmetric internet connection
» Rolling monthly licence agreement with a one month notice period.
» All other facilities & utilities included in this price.
» Dedicated meeting room for Lab use.
» Membership to The Drawing Room, a 1,500 square foot members lounge overlooking Old Street.
The Drugstore Retail Lab does not take equity from its members. The only cost is for the desk space.
WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Any early stage business with a retail focus can apply, although we expect you to have a working prototype of your product and evidence that there is a market for it. Preference will be given to scalable solutions or those with a clear differentiator from existing market players.
We are looking for a mix of businesses to make a community. This means you could have a product to sell to retailers or are a retailer in the making. Start-up types could include, but not limited to:
» Point of sale
» Peer to peer marketplaces
» Smart voucher systems
» Location-based retail
» Loyalty programmes
» JIT stock management
Overseas applicants are welcome, however, members must have a registered UK trading company and use the Lab as their primary base of operations.
HOW TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP?
To apply for membership please fill out the form on the link below. Applications for the Drugstore Retail Lab are open until 11am on 24th February 2016.
Confirmation of your application’s result will commence from the 24th February 2016.
About The Trampery
The Trampery is a specialist in strategy, design and management for innovation facilities; founded by sociologist and entrepreneur Charles Armstrong. Since opening Tech City’s first start-up workspace in 2009 The Trampery has developed seven acclaimed buildings in London and launched a string of sector-focused incubators spanning software, fashion, digital arts and travel.
In 2015 The Trampery was appointed by the Norwegian government to undertake its first urban planning project, master-planning a new innovation district for the city of Oslo. Partners include London and Partners, Publicis Worldwide and the Barbican. The Trampery is a social enterprise. Its Patron is HRH the Duke of York.
About The Drugstore
The Drugstore is an innovation concept founded by Publicis Worldwide that bridges the gulf between big brands and tech start-ups.
With on the ground spaces in London, Sydney, Zurich and Johannesburg, plus access to a global network of start-ups, the Drugstore helps early-stage companies and established players forge collaborations that bring radical innovations to market.
The Drugstore has a suite of different products and initiatives available, dependent on location and the specialisms of our partners. Alongside co-working space, Members Clubs and event spaces, the Drugstore provides a number of relationship-building products and services – from coding classes and ‘meet the maker’ workshops, to supper clubs, hack days and managed incubator programmes.
About Publicis Worldwide
Publicis Worldwide is a global creative agency, with 90 years experience providing change leadership for its clients. With over 15,000 employees in 84 countries, Publicis Worldwide is part of Publicis Groupe, the 3rd largest communications network in the world. Publicis Worldwide founded the Drugstore in London in October 2014.