METRO Accelerator for Retail

METRO Accelerator for Retail powered by Techstars handpicks few select startups for an intensive three-month program built on the foundation of marked funding and investment opportunities. The program is run as a strategic partnership between METRO and Techstars aiming to create exciting ideas for innovation in the Retail sector. We invest in ten companies who gather in Berlin for three months to innovate, accelerate, fund and grow their businesses with unprecedented access to resources from the METRO and Techstars networks.


The selected startups gain:


  • An offer of €120,000 worth of investment
  • Unparalleled access to METRO’s intellectual capital
  • Close purpose-driven mentorship from METRO and Techstars industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs
  • Free dedicated working space in Berlin during the program
  • Judiciously prepared high stakes Demo Day
  • The opportunity to become a lifelong member of the METRO and Techstars alumni network

METRO Accelerator
Program Timeline


November 2017

Applications Open

February 02

Applications Close


Startups Selected

April 23

Program Launch

July 12

Final Demo Day

METRO Accelerator 2016
What Startups Have Learned