METRO Accelerator

Creating an Unfair Advantage for Hospitality and Food Tech Startups.

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The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is a highly selective mentorship program for digital and technology startups across the entire value chain of hospitality and food tech. We will invest in ten companies who will gather in Berlin for 13 weeks to accelerate their business concepts with unprecedented access to resources from the METRO and Techstars network:

  • An offer of €120,000 worth of investment
  • Access to METROs experts and leadership
  • Mentorship from key METRO and Techstars executives and leaders, other hospitality and food tech industry leaders, venture capitalists and experienced entrepreneurs
  • A free dedicated working space in the heart of Berlin for the duration of the program
  • A Demo Day on 7 December 2016 at which each team will present its company and product to hundreds of investors
  • The chance to become a lifelong member of the METRO and Techstars alumni network

FAQ

 
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Olaf Koch

CEO, METRO AG

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David Cohen

Managing Partner, Techstars

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Alexander Zerdick

Director Retail, Google

Michael Levie

Michael Levie

Founding Partner/Operations, citizenM hotels

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Frank Matrin CEO, Base7Booking

Frank Martin

CEO, Base7Booking

Christine Demen Meier, PHD

Christine Demen Meier, PhD

SAVIVA F&B Chair holder & METRO Innovation Chair holder

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Philipp Hartmann

MD, Rheingau Ventures

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Martin Weber

General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures


Our Portfolio

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ZenChef

zenchef.com

Total Equity Funding of €10.66m, raised a Series B round of €6.6m in November 2015, during the last Program.

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Wynd

www.wynd.eu

Raised a Series A round of €7.8m at the beginning of the METRO Accelerator Program 2015.


 

2016 Timeline

12 Apr.
APPLICATIONS
OPEN

20 Jun.
APPLICATIONS
CLOSED

12 Sept.
PROGRAM
BEGINS

7 Dec.
DEMO
DAY­­­



The METRO Accelerator Team

Jens Lapinski, Managing Director, Techstars

Jens Lapinski

Managing Director,
Techstars

Alexander Zumdieck, Managing Director, METRO

Alexander Zumdieck

Managing Director,
METRO

Sylvia Dudek, Program Manager, METRO

Sylvia Dudek

Program Manager,
METRO

Franziska Lohl, Program Manager, Techstars

Franziska Lohl

Program Manager,
Techstars

Julia Raabe, Event Manager, METRO

Julia Raabe

Event Manager,
METRO



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Taylor Wessing