Welcome to Techstars METRO Accelerator!

Food x Hospitality x Technology

It all began with a startup: when METRO Cash & Carry opened its first supermarket in Mülheim an der Ruhr in 1964, it was a revolutionary concept and the young company was still in its startup phase. For the first time, professional customers could make all their purchases under one roof, pay in cash and take the items with them. 50 years on, METRO Cash & Carry is an international player in wholesale trade with over 750 stores in 26 countries, making it one of the leading enterprises in wholesale for hotels, restaurants and catering services worldwide.

Techstars METRO Accelerator now provides the first technology-accelerator anywhere in the world specifically focussed on the hotel and food industry, continuing our commitment to innovative and revolutionary ideas in this field.

With our partner Techstars, Techstars METRO Accelerator is looking for innovative startups that help hotels and restaurants move their business forward.

Techstars is known around the world for its mentor-supported startup investment programs, bringing years of expertise to the field of startup organization, as well as a vast alumni and mentor network to the program.

As an international corporation in wholesale for hotels and restaurants, METRO Cash & Carry has over 50 years of experience, as well as a comprehensive network of tradespeople, hoteliers and restaurateurs.

The two partners bring their know-how along with their networks to Techstars METRO Accelerator. The goal of our three-month program is to provide startups with mentoring, coaching, an investment of up to 120 000 euros and access to a huge pool of contacts on their journey to success.

We wish all participants the best of luck and an exciting time!

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