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Last year we announced the launch of the inaugural class of the METRO Accelerator.

One year later we look back on the 11 companies of the first class who have made enormous progress in a relatively short period of time. We are grateful to our mentors who have helped these companies, coached them, become customers or have invested in them. Thank you!

What impressed us most about the engagement with METRO in 2015 was the breadth and depth of its connections in the industry. METRO is connected to the food industry in 27 countries and its engagement with the founders in helping them build their companies was powerful and impressive.

If your startup is looking for traction in the food or hospitality industries, then the METRO Accelerator is for you.

It is with great pleasure that we announce today that applications are open for the second class of the METRO Accelerator in Berlin!

Hospitality and food tech startups from anywhere in the world can apply, regardless of whether you have already raised a Series A round or whether you are an experienced team starting to work on your next venture.

Applications will remain open until June 20, 2016. The program will begin on September 12 and Demo Day will be on December 7.

The program will take place in the heart of Berlin and will be run entirely in English. As with all Techstars programs, we invest €120k into each of the ten startups who will streamline and improve the way hotels, restaurants and catering companies work.

Metro Accelerator, Powered by Techstars: Creating an unfair advantage for Hospitality and Food tech startups!

Learn more and apply today!


Jens Lapinski
Managing Director of the METRO Accelerator for Hospitality, Powered by Techstars. Before Techstars, Jens was a partner at Forward Labs, which he co-founded in January 2012. http://jenslapinski.com @jenslapinski