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We are excited to announce the nine companies that will be joining Techstars for our 2017 METRO Accelerator for Retail, Powered by Techstars in Berlin. We kick things off this week and are looking forward to three months of awesomeness, capped off by Demo Day on September 5th.

Techstars is a Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and strong partners and mentors help make this happen. We’re fortunate to have METRO as an incredible corporate partner and a great number of amazing mentors joining. We’re grateful for your support over the last couple of years and your continued time and guidance. We love this city and know that 2017 is going to be an amazing year for both METRO, Techstars and Berlin.

Introducing the METRO Accelerator for Retail, Powered by Techstars Class of 2017:

Epinium: Real time aggregation of product reviews for online and offline stores to optimize pricing

IamBot: Ubiquitous shopping experience using ChatBots & image recognition to buy at your fingertip

JustSnap: Receipt based analysis and gamified loyalty at the fingertip of the user through an app

Kptn Cook: High customer retention through curated recipes for foodie-community to purchase ingredients at offline retail

Mio Mobile: UBER for around-the-block delivery of products using autonomous robots and navigation technology

Oriient: Use the magnetic field of the earth to integrate with multiple indoor positioning solutions

Sensei: In-store analytics for consumer behavior and store optimization using existing technology

Sensefinity: Remotely programmable IoT devices and data aggregation to monitor goods, logistics and security of objects

Whole Surplus: Minimizing food-waste related costs for retailers through a b2b solution integrating food-donations



Alexander Hafner Alexander Hafner
Alexander is the MD at the METRO Accelerator for Retail, Powered by Techstars. Previously, he was the GM at MakerBot Europe. He is a long time entrepreneur in software implementation and consulting @HAFNER’S BÜRO in Stuttgart. Alexander is enthused about entrepreneurial environments, sales, marketing, lead generation and business development. He lives for building businesses and teams from scratch and foster profitable growth. @alexandrhafner