CEO Mike Demko to Compete in the "Shark Tank" of Emerging Technologies at GroceryShop

In the world of eCommerce, it's critical to allocate time and resources to foster in-person connections within the industry – to put faces to names, have real-time conversations, and build strategic partnerships. So much can be accomplished online, but it doesn't replace what happens when we meet face-to-face.

That's why we're so excited for GroceryShop in Las Vegas next week (October 28-31). Our own Mike Demko (CEO), Scott DeGraeve (COO), and Carly McHale (Business Manager) will attend this industry-defining event, which expects over 2000 attendees and 180 speakers in the field of grocery and CPG innovation. 

GroceryShop brings together professionals from a variety of fields within the industry, including merchandising supply chain, store operations, marketing, and digital & ecommerce (that's us!). In addition to folks from supermarkets, we'll meet people from convenience stores, drug and discount stores, mass merchants, CPG brands, and more. 

Locai is excited to network with potential partners and clients who want solutions that simplify their customers' lives – via our customizable consumer website, meal-planning and endless aisle marketplace technologies or our warehouse pick & pack fulfillment system. As an end-to-end eCommerce SaaS platform, we help you build a platform to offer comprehensive online grocery shopping – to provide quality service and products, and to attract and keep customers in this age of technology.

After all, 67% of millennials report that they prefer to search and purchase on ecommerce sites rather than in-store. With 75 million millennials currently living in the U.S., that's over 50 million people, changing the way that grocery stores do business. Are you ready for this next wave in ecommerce?

Also, don't miss the Startup Pitch Contest on Sunday, October 28 at 2:30 pm, when Mike will compete for one of the two $10,000 prizes. In this contest, twelve founders from "early-stage companies with pioneering technologies and business models" will pitch their companies to a panel of investors. Each participant has four minutes to pitch their business, then three minutes for Q&A with the investors.

The panel will select one winner, and the audience will vote to determine the other – so come out and help support Mike! (He went through one pitch round already to get into the formal contest, so we're proud to be considered finalists!). We're hopeful he’ll win over the panel and audience, and help us grow even more in 2019!

Stop by and visit Mike, Scott, and Carly at Booth S10 on Startup Row on the left side (Track 3), right as you walk in. They'll be there all three days to answer your questions, demonstrate locai products and solutions, and talk about how locai can take your business to new heights.


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We'll see you in Vegas!