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Is your startup ready for exponential growth

within 90 Days?

METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is a highly selective mentorship program for technology-first startups across the entire value chain of Hospitality and Retail. Twice a year we handpick 10 startups for an intensive three-months program in Berlin.  We invest in market champions that pioneer unique digital solutions and offer them purpose-driven mentorship from industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

METRO Accelerator is strategically integrated with unparalleled access to the intellectual capital of METRO, one of the world‘s most extensive wholesale and HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, catering) networks.

" TEST YOUR PRODUCT IN 500+ RESTAURANTS OVER EUROPE "

Focused on Hospitality Tech, this yearly program is for startup solutions that are aiming to digitise the Hospitality industry at each and every touch point. Startups joining the program for Hospitality have restaurants or hotels as customers. Applications for the hospitality program are now open.

" SHAPE THE FUTURE OF RETAIL "

 

With a spotlight on Retail Tech, this yearly program is looking for startups devising solutions across the entire retail value chain and have exciting and scalable ideas for innovation in the sector.

METRO Accelerator
Program Timeline

Hospitality

Retail

Application Start
March 2018
Apply now
Application Start
November 2017
Application
Application Deadline
August 3 2018
Application Deadline
February 2018
Startup Selection
September 2018
Meet previous startups
Startup Selection
March 2018
Meet previous startups
Program Launch
November 2018
Program Launch
April 23, 2018
Program Stages

Stage 1: Mentorship
Stage 2: Concept Testing
Stage 3: Fundraising
Program Stages

Stage 1: Mentorship
Stage 2: Concept Testing
Stage 3: Fundraising
Demo Day
February 2019
Demo Day
July 19, 2018

Hospitality

APPLICATION
Application Start
March 2018
Apply now
Application Deadline
August 3 2018
SELECTION
Startup Selection
September 2018
Meet previous startups
PROGRAM
Program Launch
November 2018
Program Stages

Stage 1: Mentorship
Stage 2: Concept Testing
Stage 3: Fundraising
Demo Day
February 2019

Retail

APPLICATION
Application Start
November 2017
Application Deadline
February 2018
SELECTION
Startup Selection
March 2018
Meet previous startups
PROGRAM
Program Launch
April 23, 2018
Program Stages

Stage 1: Mentorship
Stage 2: Concept Testing
Stage 3: Fundraising
Demo Day
July 19, 2018

Meet the
Startups

ALUMNI HAVE RAISED

$50 Million+

Network
of Mentors

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Olaf Koch

CEO, METRO AG

CEO of METRO Group, a multinational company with a revenue of €36B, +220K employees in 31 countries

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David Cohen

Founder, Techstars

Serial entrepreneur and angel investor with a portfolio of hundreds of startups including Uber, Twilio, and Sphero

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Frank Marrenbach

CEO, Oetker Collection

CEO of The Oetker Collection, a luxury hotel chain operating 5-star properties in 9 different locations across the world

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Lyle Worthington

Global President, HFTP

President of nonprofit hospitality association HFTP & CIO of The Student Hotel

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Astrid Teckentrup

Vice President Global Sales, Procter & Gamble

25 years experience of brand building and customer management in a leading FMCG supplier with a strong local base in Germany

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Silviu Popovic

President, PepsiCo Russia, Ukraine & CIS

Responsible for PepsiCo Russia for two years. GM of Wimm-Bill-Dann’s Foods Division since November 2008

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Anke Hecht

VP Finance, Target Global

Fast-track career, becoming C-level executive at 31. Enthusiast for digital and disruptive business models.

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All
Mentors

Soon
Applications for our Hospitality Program Now Open