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Are you ready to

scale faster than ever before?

Unlock access to incremental sales opportunities, and a global network; The METRO Xcel sales program is built on 4 years of best practices, and is the result of an evolution to target later stage startups.  Continuous recruitment, quarterly programs, focus on business development, access to METRO, its partner network and sales opportunities are all key components to delivering incremental value to the leading startups of the hospitality and retail industries.

 

" One Program; Multiple Sales Opportunities "

Focused on hospitality tech, this quarterly program brings you more reach faster. We provide expert content for long term expansion and unlock multiple sales channels into a highly fragmented market.

" SHAPE THE FUTURE OF RETAIL "

Our retail programme is back for a third time and even stronger; METRO has teamed up with Target, to run a first-of-its kind accelerator

Program Timeline

Hospitality

Retail

Application Start
July 2, 2019

Application Start
December 3 2018

Application
Application Deadline
Continuous Recruitment

Application Deadline
February 24 2019

Program Kick Off Weeks
Oct. '19, Jan., Apr., July '20

Meet previous startups
Startup Selection
March 2019

Meet previous startups
Program Stages

Stage 1: On-site Potential Discovery & Tailor-Made Roadmapping
Stage 2: Online Coaching & Webinars
Stage 3: On-site Growth Masterclasses
Program Stages

Taking place in both Minneapolis at Target HQ

and in Berlin at METRO Accelerator’s offices

Exclusive Participation to High Profile Industry Sales Fairs
Continuous

Demo Day
August 8, 2019

Hospitality

APPLICATION
Application Start
July 2, 2019

Application Deadline
Continuous Recruitment

SELECTION
Program Kick Off Weeks
Oct. '19, Jan., Apr., July '20

Meet previous startups
PROGRAM
Program Stages

Stage 1: On-site Potential Discovery & Tailor-Made Roadmapping
Stage 2: Online Coaching & Webinars
Stage 3: On-site Growth Masterclasses
Exclusive Participation to High Profile Industry Sales Fairs
Continuous

Retail

APPLICATION
Application Start
December 3 2018

Application Deadline
February 24 2019

SELECTION
Startup Selection
March 2019

Meet previous startups
PROGRAM
Program Stages

Taking place in both Minneapolis at Target HQ

and in Berlin at METRO Accelerator’s offices

Demo Day
August 8, 2019

Most recent
Startups

OUR ALUMNI HAVE RAISED

$50 Million+

"Post program business opportunities continue,
Techstars & METRO are very loyal"

- Matthias Brunner, Founder of Tsenso

"We had access to very smart people within the industry;
getting feedback from them, discussing one-on-one
our business goals was super exciting."

- Eva Hoefer, Co-Founder of Kaptn Cook

“Through that platform (METRO Accelerator) we gained significant customers in the European retail space and are working with them on deployment,”

Micky Balter, CEO Oriient

"It is the only reason why we exist right now, for us the METRO programme was the best decision that we made. Without it we would not have had the chance to get that close to METRO we would make more mistakes without the programme, especially on how to talk to customers and what to say"

Marc Stratmann, CEO FragPaul
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Meet the
New Cohort 2019

METRO Target Retail
STARTUPS
2019

Network
of Mentors

Olaf Koch

Olaf Koch

Chairman,
Management Board METRO AG

David Cohen

David Cohen

Managing Partner, Techstars

Guillaume Fournier

Guillaume Fournier

Venture Capital, Credo Ventures

Tobias Grafe

Tobias Grafe

Country Manager,
Procter & Gamble Austria

Olga Steidl

Olga Steidl

Managing Director, EMEA
, Skyroam

All Mentors

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