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Is your startup ready for exponential growth

within 90 Days?

METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is a short-term program designed for long-term partnership. This 3-month program focuses on consulting, joint learning, product testing and coaching for investor relations and business development. The fundamental goal is to introduce and scale a product or service in the market and work toward fundraising.

" 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.

Program Timeline

Hospitality

Retail

Application Start
March 2018

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

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

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
start-up founders

Meet the
Latest Class 2018

RETAIL
STARTUPS
2018

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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