Welcome to the

METRO Accelerator

METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is a highly selective mentorship program for technology-first startups across the entire value chain of Hospitality and Retail.

We invest in companies who are market champions in pioneering new grounds with their unique digital solutions.

Hospitality
Retail
Hospitality
Retail

" 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.

" 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. The applications for 2018 are now open.

METRO Accelerator
Program Timeline

HOSPITALITY 2018

March

Applications Open

June

Applications Close

August

Startups Selected

September

Program Launch

December

Final Demo Day

RETAIL 2018

November 2017

Applications Open

February 02

Applications Close

March

Startups Selected

April 23

Program Launch

July 12

Final Demo Day

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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A snapshot of the

Investment

Process