The Venetian Resort Las Vegas 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
In conjunction with Plug and Play, the Colgate-Palmolive Company is hosting a startup challenge with a live pitch event during CES 2022.
Colgate is a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all—through advanced technologies, including connected devices, that empower people to monitor and improve their oral health, personal hygiene, and overall health and well-being.
Through the Colgate Connect Challenge, Colgate seeks to connect with external startup partners to develop new innovative solutions and world-changing products that will promote healthy futures.
Technology Focus Areas
Quantified Health and Analytics
Self-Care and Assessment - Devices, sensors, testing, and platforms for monitoring and assessment of Oral and Skin Health. Linkages to product recommendation, performance assessment, telehealth.
Product Personalization - Both DIY (at home hardware) and/or commercial manufacturing of personalized products with emphasis on oral care and skin care. May also include devices, bio sampling, platforms, and other techniques for product recommendation and personalization. Micro production manufacturing techniques.
eHealth / Telehealth - Linkage of assessment tools with the profession: Dentist and Dermatologist.
Smart and Connected Packaging & Digital Consumer engagement
Novel ways to engage and interact with consumers. May be for product information, re- purchase, or other experiences. Digital experiences would include AR or other virtual engagement at home or in-store.
Products and platforms for the underserved population
Products, services or platforms focused on the aging population, the disabled, special needs individuals, and low-income consumers for one of Colgate’s product categories: Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care or Pet Care.
Why should you apply
Cash awards: $20,000 USD for the final winner
Corporate network: All finalist will be able to directly connect (access to) with top Colgate-Palmolive R&D leaders and Plug and Play senior executives
Funding opportunities: Potential investment from Plug and Play and potential opportunity to enter a joint project with Colgate-Palmolive
Accelerator program access: Guaranteed access to Plug and Play Brand&Retail accelerator program for the final winner
Brand amplification: Co-marketing on Colgate-Palmolive and Plug and Play’s social media channels and website
Who can apply
All early stage innovators can apply
Preference for physical presence at CES for the pitch event
A team with entrepreneurial spirit and at least 3 people
Open to any global companies, but the company materials and pitch should be in English