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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 "

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
March 2018

Application Start
December 3 2018

Application
Application Deadline
August 3 2018

Application Deadline
February 24 2019

Startup Selection
September 2018

Meet previous startups
Startup Selection
March 2019

Meet previous startups
Program Launch
November 2018

Program Launch
May 6, 2019

Program Stages

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

Taking place in both Minneapolis at Target HQ

and in Berlin at METRO Accelerator’s offices

Demo Day
February 19 2019

Demo Day
August 8, 2019

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 19 2019

Retail

APPLICATION
Application Start
December 3 2018

Application Deadline
February 24 2019

SELECTION
Startup Selection
March 2019

Meet previous startups
PROGRAM
Program Launch
May 6, 2019

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
hospitality2018

Meet the
Latest Class 2018

Hospitality
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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