Most Contagious

Most Contagious


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Who are Contagious?


Contagious helps brands and advertising agencies understand and adapt to shifts in marketing, consumer culture and technology. Our dedicated consultancy division, Contagious Insider, delivers hands-on help to effect change in our clients’ companies.


Contagious Magazine, our hard-copy quarterly publication analyses the world’s most innovative brands, and learns from the people behind them. An online intelligence service, Contagious I/O is Contagious’ collaborative and fully customisable research platform. Contagious events attract delegates from the world’s smartest brands, agencies and businesses.

What is Most Contagious?


Most Contagious is an annual, uniquely curated innovation event in London staged by Contagious. Most Contagious celebrates the biggest innovations and analyses the most impactful marketing from the year to decipher what influence these will have on the immediate future for brands and advertising.


The event includes a full day conference programme, with Contagious consultants as well as expert guest speakers, a series of interactive workshops, an awards scheme, and an exhibition to showcase disruptive start-ups, innovative new technologies and the makers behind them.


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Dennis Maloney

Dennis Maloney /

Domino's Pizza

Dennis Maloney

VP, Chief Digital Officer, Domino’s PIZZA

Nils Leonard

Nils Leonard /

Grey London




As Chief Creative Officer of Grey London, Nils Leonard has overseen seven of the most profitable and awarded years in the agency’s 52 year history. In 2014, his commitment to creativity and innovation, talent and culture, culminated in Grey being named D&AD’s most awarded UK agency, IPA Effectiveness Agency of the Year, Campaign’s Network of the Year and Direct Agency of the Year at the BIG awards. He was also promoted, becoming one of the youngest agency Chairman in the world.


A creative champion, agitating for change in the industry, he is on the board of trustees of D&AD, one the Sunday Times’ 500 most influential people in the UK, and has been voted into The Hospital Club’s hClub 100 – celebrating the most influential and innovative people working in the creative industries in Britain today.

Dr Erin Marie Saltman

Dr Erin Marie Saltman /

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Dr Erin Marie Saltman

Senior Counter Extremism Researcher, Institute for Strategic Dialogue


Dr Erin Marie Saltman is a Senior Counter Extremism Researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. She oversees research and project development on ISD’s Women and Extremism (WaE) programme as well as the Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN). Both networks bring together civil society activists with tech and creative sectors to scale up innovation and credible voices within the counter-extremism field. Erin’s background and expertise includes both far-right and Islamist processes of radicalisation, counter-extremism and political socialisation. She regularly advises governments and security sectors across Europe and North America on issues related to online extremism and the role of the internet in radicalisation.

Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln /


Andrew Lincoln

VP, Creative Director, CP+B


Andrew has been a part of leading CP+B’s relationship with Domino’s for the past six years. In the process, he has helped the brand break industry sales growth records and change its perception, to as NPR put it, “A tech company that happens to sell pizza.” Some of his favorite moments along the way include the Cannes Lions Titanium Grand Prix winning emoji ordering campaign, the uncommonly honest and transparent Pizza Turnaround campaign, the Domino’s iPad ordering app, the voice ordering pizza robot, DOM, and the uncensored look at pizza making with Domino’s Live.


At CP+B Andrew has also led projects for KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese, introduced the brand spokesperson, Captain Obvious, and launched notable tech innovations like EpicMix, the gamified mountain ski experience for Vail Resorts. In 2012, Business Insider named Andrew one of the “30 most creative people in Advertising under 30”. Most recently, he added creative leadership duties for the cycling industry leader Pearl Izumi. Appropriately, when Andrew isn’t in the office you can find him on his bicycle racing on the national amateur circuit.

Bernie Hogan

Bernie Hogan /

Internet Institute at Oxford University

Bernie Hogan

Research Fellow, Internet Institute at Oxford University


Bernie Hogan (PhD University of Toronto) has been a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute for seven years. His focus is on digital identity and social networks, particularly networks across social media. He has been the recipient of numerous academic awards including Best Dissertation from the International Communication Association’s section on Technology. His work has been published in top tier academic journals such as Social Networks, Energy Policy and the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Bernie has also been featured on numerous TV and video programmes including the BBC morning show, Newsnight, ITV News, and Vice magazine’s Love Bytes. Lately, he’s been thinking about how we express ourselves visually, either through networks, photos or emoji, and how we define our relationships to other people.

Anna Pickard

Anna Pickard /





After a few years of blogging (back when blogging was a thing) and an academic background in Dramaturgy, Anna Pickard started writing professionally at the Guardian in 2004, a move that began the first of several frankly ridiculous career hops that led through newspapers, script-editing, blogging, TV criticism, advertising, and the games industry.


Along the way she has become a specialist in creating unusual, engaging voices that spark love and dedication: For Glitch, a beloved but now-shuttered MMO, she gave character to a world of strange butterflies and surfer pigs (working with the team that would later go on to create Slack); for Wieden+Kennedy, she brought  life to criminal cat masterminds and omniscient butter gods; For Amplify Education, she turned mathematical concepts into friendly faces. Today, as Editorial Director at Slack, she’s in charge of bringing and maintaining the energy, entertainment and charm  of a product that’s been ranked as the fastest-growing piece business software in history.


Her mother said she always hoped Anna would go into a line of work where she helped provide a voice for the voiceless, although on reflection, this may not have been precisely what she meant.

Dr Chris Brauer

Dr Chris Brauer /

Goldsmiths, University of London




Dr Chris Brauer is Director of Innovation and Founder of the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies in the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. In his multi-disciplinary research he focuses on the socio-economic impact of everyday human interactions with emerging technologies and disruptive innovations. Chris’ research projects have featured in over 400 media outlets worldwide and he is a regular guest analyst for CNN, Sky, the BBC, and CCTV.

Lane Greene

Lane Greene /

The Economist




Robert Lane Greene (“Lane”) is a journalist based in London. He is the deputy editor of The World In… as well as deputy books & arts editor for The Economist, and writes a weekly language column (called “Johnson”) for The Economist online.


Previous assignments have included European business and finance, professional services and law, energy and climate, and American politics, from Berlin and New York.

Greene’s book on the politics of language, You Are What You Speak, was published by Delacorte in Spring 2011. He contributed a chapter on culture to the Economist book Megachange, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the New Republic, the Daily Beast and many other places. He is an advisor to Freedom House and a member of the Usage Panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, and from 2005 to 2009 was an adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Global Affairs at New York University.


Greene was born in Johnson City, Tennessee and grew up in Marietta, Georgia. He graduated with honors from Tulane University in 1997, receiving a B.A. in International Relations and History. On a Marshall Scholarship, he completed an M.Phil. in European Politics and Society at Oxford in 1999. He is fluent in German, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Danish, and conversant in Russian, Arabic and Italian.


He is married to Eva Høier Greene, and has two sons, Jack and Henry.

Abla Fahita

Abla Fahita /

Abla Fahita


Abla Fahita is an Egyptian celebrity and Internet millionaire. Her puppet character has fueled media stories around the world, charting the extraordinary rise to fame of this witty widow from a housewife all the way to being a showbiz sensation.


Part diva, part controversial commentator on Egyptian social issues, Abla expresses her ideas on surprising topics, with an equally unexpected use of vocabulary.

No stranger to the spotlight, Abla’s collaboration with famous Arab musician, Hassan Elshafei, saw them produce and feature in the Middle East and North Africa region’s 2014 summer hit single “Mayestahlushi” which has been viewed online more than 12 million times.


Never one to let an opportunity slip through her fabric fingers, when the world of live entertainment beckoned, Abla launched her own chat show, Live From El Duplex in April 2015. Within weeks, the unprecedented adult comedy show, sat at #2 in Egypt’s nationwide TV viewer ratings. Abla’s creation of a new business model for the advertising industry, saw her being awarded a Titanium at Cannes Lions earlier this year. El Duplex’s second season of live entertainment, airing October 2015.

Paul Kemp-Robertson

Paul Kemp-Robertson /





After graduating with a masters degree from Goldsmiths College in London, Paul started his career at corporate communications firm Maritz before helping launch shots magazine in 1990. After a spell in commercials production, Paul returned to shots and became editor in 1994. Subscriptions trebled under his tenure.
In 1998 he was appointed worldwide director of creative resources at Leo Burnett in Chicago. In 2004, Paul co-founded Contagious with shots founder Gee Thomson and media entrepreneur John Gordon.
Paul has written for publications including Business 2.0 and The Guardian, as well as co-editing D&AD’s The Commercials Book. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and his talk on alternative currencies has been viewed more than 438,000 times at

Nick Parish

Nick Parish /





An award-winning writer and editor, Nick established Contagious in North America in 2010. He runs every aspect of our North American business, including client-based consulting projects like the groundbreaking Project Fly initiative with Mondelez International. Nick has spoken at dozens of leading events including the Cannes Lions and SXSW Interactive, and his writing has been published in New York magazine, the New York Post, Advertising Age, Creativity, Flaunt, Mashable and others. He resides in Brooklyn and enjoys fly fishing, dystopian fiction and any music that sounds like it could have come from Detroit.

Katrina Dodd

Katrina Dodd /





Katrina came to a nascent Contagious in 2006 via Financial Times Management Reports and shots magazine. She became the founding editor of Contagious Feed (the precursor to I/O) a year later and helped establish our consultancy team in 2010.
Since then she’s led projects to investigate original programme formats for the BBC, scope out the retail landscape for a luxury fashion group, and delivered a six week marketing capability training course for Universal Music. Most recently she’s managed workshop sessions to provoke Random House’s marketing team, and helped a variety of agencies raise the bar on high profile client pitches.

Will Sansom

Will Sansom /



Director, Content & Strategy, Contagious Insider


A founding member of our consultancy team, Will leads a number of our client relationships including Nike and Red Bull, and was part of the Heineken project team that created the ground-breaking Ignite ‘smart’ bottle. He has presented at conferences around the world, including Cannes Lions, AdAsia, Spikes and the Guardian’s Changing Media Summit, and has judged at the Fab and Lovie Awards as well as the Midem festival.

Chloe Markowicz

Chloe Markowicz /


Chloe Markowicz

Deputy Editor, Contagious I/O, Contagious


Chloe Markowicz is Deputy Editor of Contagious I/O – a bespoke intelligence resource that delivers strategic insight into brands and agencies around the world. In addition to I/O, Chloe contributes to Contagious magazine, providing in-depth case studies on major global brands, company profiles and trend analysis features. She also regularly delivers tailored trend briefings.

Prior to Contagious, Chloe was a technology reporter at PRWeek, and following a stint in China at the Shanghai World Expo, worked as a freelance journalist for a diverse selection of publications from Restaurant Magazine to Vanity Fair.


Chloe holds an MSc in Gender and Media from the London School of Economics, as well as an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University.

Lucy Aitken

Lucy Aitken /



Senior Writer, Contagious


Lucy has been writing for Contagious since it launched in 2004. Prior to that, she was Special Reports Editor at Campaign and Associate Editor at M&M Global. She has also contributed to a variety of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Management Today.

Patrick Jeffrey

Patrick Jeffrey /


patrick Jeffrey

SENIOR Writer, Contagious


Patrick is a staff writer on Contagious I/O, an online research platform that covers the most creative, effective brand-funded ideas from around the world. He is also a regular contributor to Contagious magazine, where he has conducted in-depth case studies on some of the world’s most forward- thinking brands.


Prior to his career at Contagious, Patrick worked in a London-based creative agency, where he helped to create campaigns for brands like Beck’s, Skype, Absolut and Zippo. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in History.

Emily Hare

Emily Hare /





Emily is managing editor at Contagious, identifying and analysing the most important developments that are driving marketing, business, design, technology and creativity. She is currently a scholar in the prestigious 2015/16 Marketing Academy. Emily joined Contagious as an Intern back in 2005, after studying English at Exeter and a GAP year spent teaching in China. She has judged at London Innovators Awards and D&AD New Blood, serves on Superbrands’ Consumer council. She is a member of Bloom and mentors at School of Communication Arts 2.0.

Alex Jenkins

Alex Jenkins /





Alex Jenkins is Editor of Contagious Magazine & Contagious I/O – a collaborative research platform featuring the world’s most creative, ingenious and effective brand-funded ideas. Through I/O and the Contagious Insider consultancy division, Alex works with brands such as BBC Worldwide, American Express, Diageo, Red Bull Media House and Universal Music.

Alex came to Contagious from the IPA, and prior to that he worked as a business journalist, copywriter, and film coordinator. Outside of office hours, Alex has written web comedy for Channel 4, produced an album which somehow made it into the Billboard staff choices for 2005, and had his first book published in 2008.


Please note, the agenda is subject to change

Brands of the Year /

Two of the advertising industry’s most contagious brands of the year join us on stage to reveal the mechanics and the magic behind their success. Domino’s focus on speed and ease of ordering reached its zenith with a single tweeted emoji and won it the Cannes Lion Titanium award. Volvo took its ‘people first, cars second’ philosophy to the streets with a can of spray paint, winning it two Grand Prix in the process.

A.I. /

Artificial intelligence: we’ve all heard the hype. But let’s cast aside Hollywood’s apocalyptic predictions for a moment. What does the Rise of the Machines actually mean for our industry? We’ll assess the impact that this new digital era will have on marketing and purchase decisions over the next five years, and show you the smartest brands that are already using algorithms to their advantage today.

Evolution of Communication /

72% of 18-25 year olds in the UK find it easier to express emotion in pictures than the written word. From emoticons, to emojis, to stickers, the way that people are communicating is becoming increasingly visual. Is your brand fluent in emoji?

V.R. /

A perfect storm of investment, creative briefs and headset launches means that marketers now see Virtual Reality as a real opportunity rather than a virtual gimmick. We’ll explore the key players, best work and creative opportunities for brands in this exciting space.

Mobile Video /

Consumer demand and a host of new players in the space, including Periscope, Snapchat and Facebook, are ushering in a golden age of video. We’ll freeze frame to examine what’s going on right now and fast forward to see where the opportunities lie for brands.

Unexpected Environments /

From selling airline tickets at the supermarket to dog food at the airport, some brands are now identifying unusual places to market their products to create greater cut-through. We’ll share examples of brands that have successfully promoted themselves in locations away from their competitive set, giving them an instant advantage.





09:15 – WELCOME

Paul Kemp-Robertson & Nick Parish, Contagious




Paul Kemp-Robertson & Nick Parish, Contagious

Dr Erin Saltman, Institute for Strategic Dialogue




Anna Pickard, Slack

Bernie Hogan, Internet Institute at Oxford University




Matt Isaacs, Essence

Pitch #1

Pitch #2







Lucy Aitken, Contagious




Nils Leonard, Grey London





Pitch #3

Pitch #4



12:25 – V.R.

Katrina Dodd & Emily Hare, Contagious




Paul Kemp-Robertson & Nick Parish, Contagious






Paul Kemp-Robertson & Nick Parish, Contagious




Alex Jenkins, Contagious




Dennis Maloney, Domino’s & Andrew Lincoln, CP+B







3:05 – THE WORLD IN 2016

Lane Greene




Pitch #5

Pitch #6







Chloe Markowicz, Contagious



4:20 – A.I.

Patrick Jeffrey, Contagious

Dr Chris Brauer, Goldsmiths University






5:25 – WRAP UP

Paul Kemp-Robertson & Nick Parish, Contagious






7:00 – END




We’re so excited to have these awesome companies exhibiting. More to be announced over the next few weeks!


Blaze /

Blaze create beautiful and innovative products for urban cyclists. Their flagship product, the Laserlight, is a revolutionary device tackling the most common cause of cyclist fatality – being caught in the blind spot, or a vehicle turning across an unseen bike. The Laserlight is a front light (required by law) but which also has a green laser that projects the symbol of a bike down onto the road ahead. It alerts drivers in front of the bike of its presence, preventing them turning across its path. The Laserlight gives the cyclist a bigger footprint on the road, allowing it to be seen in time, and when it is otherwise invisible.


Blaze began as Founder and CEO Emily Brooke’s university project just three years ago. Since then  they have fulfilled one of the first successful Kickstarter campaigns in the UK, have a team based in  East London with manufacturing in Shenzhen, have raised seed investment from the likes of Index Ventures and the Branson family and their flagship product is shipping around the world to 51 different countries. They are also stocked in every Evans Cycles store in the UK as well as some key retailers abroad, such as the MoMA Design Store in NYC and Mission Bicycles in San Francisco. The Laserlight is the first in a range of products for Urban Cyclists from Blaze.


Blaze were featured in issue 42 of Contagious Magazine as a Small But Perfectly Formed company.

Blaze /

BLAZE bus 02


Musio /

Meet Musio, the World’s First Artificially Intelligent Robot


AKAStudy (AKA), the leading technology company in machine learning and natural language processing, has created the first, true Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) device, available for purchase on Indiegogo. Musio carries on conversations and remembers what it is told; it can tell jokes, provide calendar reminders, share emotions, and communicate with surrounding objects and devices.
Musio’s human-level intelligence has the capacity to learn new phrases, ideas, and information the more you interact with it. This means that over time, Musio behaves less like an artificially intelligent machine and more like a friend who can interact with you socially and talk to you about your favorite books, restaurants, or sports teams.
“AKA’s international team of engineers, machine learning specialists, data scientists, and linguists have worked on creating Musio for years,” said Raymond Jung, CEO of AKA. “It’s been our mission to create an A.I. robot for the average consumer that can think on its own and facilitate an interactive learning environment. We’re excited to pioneer the future of this technology.”


Originally conceived as a tool to help Asian children learn English, Musio has evolved into a multifaceted, highly functioning “friend” to children and adults alike. People of all ages can play, interact and learn with Musio. A more advanced component allows developers to take engagement to a more sophisticated level, enabling them to transform their surroundings into a smart home by programming Musio to communicate with nearby devices and objects.

Musio /



what3words /

what3words is a new global location referencing system based on a global grid of 3mx3m squares where each square has been pre allocated with a fixed and unique 3 word address.


3 words are easier to remember and communicate than any other coordinate or alphanumeric systems and it is quicker and cheaper to implement than a street addressing system.


75% of the world suffers from inconsistent, complicated or inadequate addressing systems affecting aid delivery, financial inclusion & legal recognition.


Even in countries with advanced systems, people get lost, packages aren’t delivered and businesses aren’t found.


Poor addressing is very & annoying in developed countries and it limits social & economic growth in  developing ones, often costing lives.


Our technology is being integrated into businesses, apps & services to improve efficiency, customer experience, drive growth and save lives.


what3words has given everyone, everywhere and everything a simple address.

what3words /

Volvo LifePaint

Volvo LifePaint /

Volvo has always taken safety seriously. They invented the three-point seat belt in 1959 and then opened up the patent so that any car manufacturer could use it. Now they’re giving away a product to take Volvo safety beyond its cars.


LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray aimed at increasing the visibility and safety of cyclists, and other vulnerable road users. Invisible by daylight, it glows brightly in the glare of car headlights, making the invisible, visible at night.


Though designed for safer cycling, LifePaint can be applied to any fabric — clothes, shoes, pushchairs, children’s backpacks — even dog leads and collars. It is transparent, washes off and will not affect the colour or surface of your chosen material, lasting for approximately one week after application.


Available from today, LifePaint will be trialed in six London and Kent-based cycle shops, including Peloton in Spitalfields, where cyclists can get one of 2000 cans being given away. This is the first phase. If LifePaint proves popular, the project will expand nationally and internationally.


The LifePaint concept was developed by creative agency Grey London, in collaboration with Swedish startup Albedo100 and is one of a series of projects to highlight the key product innovations of the all-new Volvo XC90.


“Our job isn’t just to advertise our clients,” said Nils Leonard, chairman and CCO of Grey London, “it’s to help them make a positive impact on culture. With the creation of LifePaint, we’ve turned Volvo safety inside out, giving it away to the most vulnerable road users. What more positive action can a brand take than to try to save lives?”
The initiative marks another step by Volvo to promote safety for those both inside and outside its cars. It builds on the development of Intellisafe, a state-of-the-art Volvo safety system which integrates some of the most cutting-edge safety technologies to Volvo cars.


The technology uses a combination of radar sensors and cameras to identify other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and automatically brake if the driver fails to take the necessary action. This works in conjunction with Volvo’s Active Bending Headlights, which adjust left to right according to the steering input to help see round corners better.
Intellisafe’s unique pedestrian and cyclist detection system, enhanced to work in darkness on the all-new Volvo XC90 to be introduced to the UK in June this year, was the inspiration for the LifePaint project. Together, these innovations contribute towards Volvo’s Vision 2020 — the concept that that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.LifePaint is the physical embodiment of Intellisafe.


To promote the product and showcase its properties, Grey London has created an online film featuring interviews with a wide range of cyclists, from commuters, to couriers to accident survivors. Introducing LifePaint with a dramatic demonstration of the product in action, the agency spent three nights shooting in London, testing the spray and working out how to rig lights to mirror the effects of headlights.


The agency also built a site to house the project and direct people to retail outlets, stream Instagram images from the first customers via #volvolifepaint, and link to the advanced safety technology on


Grey London has also been testing new print technology, using LifePaint to create ‘invisible’ black posters that only reveal themselves in the flash of a smartphone.

Volvo LifePaint /


MindRDR TV /

MindRDR TV, developed by This Place, is the first platform to enable control of video content on Smart TVs using the power of thought alone.


It works by measuring brain activity using a small EEG headset worn by the user. This is then used to control a specially designed user interface, allowing the viewer to select and play video content from Youtube and BBC iPlayer streamed to a smart TV.


“MindRDR TV allows those with disabilities, such as Quadriplegia or Locked-in Syndrome, to lead more independent lives in an increasingly digital world. It is an exciting area for innovation and makes meaningful positive change in people’s’ lives” - Dusan Hamlin, CEO, This Place


This Place is a digital studio in Shoreditch. Our focus is creating market leading digital experiences on web, mobile, tablet and wearable devices. In addition to client work, the team also dedicates time to commercially viable digital innovation projects.


The company specialises in user experience design, which is the practice of making digital services easier and more enjoyable to use. This Place also creates ‘optimal profitability’ interfaces for high transaction destinations across web, mobile and tablet, and is the preferred partner to major global brands such as The Delhaize Group.

MindRDR TV /

A.I. Poster

A.I. Poster /

M&C Saatchi has created the first ever artificially intelligent poster campaign in the world,which evolves unique ads based on how people react to it.


The technology works by using a genetic algorithm that tests different executions based on the strength of their various features or ‘genes’, such as copy, layout, font and image. By installing a camera on the posters, it can measure the engagement of people looking at it based on whether they look happy, sad or neutral.


Genes (or ads) which fail to trigger an engagement will be ‘killed off’, whereas those which prompt an engaged reaction will be reproduced in future executions, leading to a Darwinian approach to advertising whereby only the strongest creative executions survive. Not only that, but a small amount of these genes will mutate at random, meaning that the next generation has a chance to naturally improve over time.

A.I. Poster /

Pavegen LIVE

Pavegen LIVE /

Pavegen LIVE is part of Pavegen Systems, a London-based company, founded in 2009, that manufactures and develops tiles that convert energy from footsteps into renewable electricity.


Pavegen LIVE was launched in 2015 to use the kinetic technology to power brand experiences. Since launching Pavegen has completed over 120 installations across the globe and teamed up with some of the largest brands including Adidas, Diageo, Coca-Cola, London 2012 and Shell with a people powered football pitch. Pavegen LIVE focus on delivering solutions for the retail, out-of-home advertising, events and experiential sectors by creating impactful brand experiences through the patented kinetic technology.

Pavegen LIVE /


Tate Sensorium

Tate Sensorium /

Can taste, touch, smell and sound change the way we see art? This summer, Tate Sensorium invited visitors to find out, bringing multisensory installations to four artworks in the Tate collection.


At Most Contagious meet the Sensorium creators, Flying Object, and sample one such installation, while learning how our senses work together – often in unusual ways – to create perceptions in the brain.

Tate Sensorium /

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The Small But Perfectly Formed Award


sponsored by



As more large companies incorporate incubator and accelerator units in their businesses, much can be learnt from fledging companies with innovation in their blood.


The Most Contagious Startup: Small But Perfectly Formed Award, is devoted to Contagious’ favourite startup of the year, selected for their overachievements in terms of investment and growth, and their willingness to disrupt their sector or even to create a whole new category.


Last year’s Most Contagious Startup was awarded to retail infrastructure innovators, Hointer.


Hointer’s founder and CEO, Nadia Shouraboura above, accepting the award at Most Contagious 2014.



The Most Contagious conference was superbly organized, packed with great people to meet and beautiful digital content to watch. I liked that at the conference the focus on innovation and creativity was smartly intertwined with the delivery of tangible business results. Also many thanks to Contagious for the  Most Contagious Startup Award 2014. My team and I celebrated it dancing all night back home in Seattle.’

- Nadia Shouraboura, CEO & Founder, Hointer




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