The application window for the 2023 GS1 Connect: Startup Lab is now closed.

The fifth annual Startup Lab Pitch Competition is returning to Denver, CO from June 5-7, 2023! This exciting feature at our annual user conference, GS1 Connect ®, will showcase 8 startup organizations who are pursuing relevant and disruptive technology innovations. As conference attendees, participating startups will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with attendees, secure connections, and create awareness for their business
  • Gain credibility with approximately 1000+ attendees from apparel, consumer packaged goods, general merchandise, healthcare, grocery, online marketplaces, and foodservice organizations
  • Pitch their product to an impressive line-up of judges and compete for the chance to win from a $23,000 prize pool

  • Did you miss the application window?

    The 2023 GS1 Connect: Startup Lab application window closed at 5pm ET on February 13, 2023 – but we still want to hear from you! Email us at innovation@gs1us.org to get started.

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    8 Startups Prize Pool

    Congratulations to the 2022 Winners:

    The 2022 Startup Lab Pitch Competition showcased companies that highlighted impressive emerging technologies and provided GS1 US® members with new ideas and solutions. Take a look at the 2022 winners:

    • Reach Industries
      First Place

      Reach Industries

      With a mission to tackle world challenges better and faster, Reach Industries leverages computer vision and augmented scientists to enhance lab efficiencies.

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    • Scrapp
      Second Place


      Scrapp is a free mobile app that scans your waste items and shows you which bin they go in based on your local recycling rules.

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    • NotiSphere
      Third Place


      A digital platform connecting medical device suppliers and healthcare organizations, enabling direct communication and management of medical records.

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