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I’m excited to announce that we have opened applications for our second class of the METRO Accelerator for Retail, Powered by Techstars in Berlin!

The METRO Accelerator for Retail, Powered by Techstars handpicks the best startups for an intensive three-month program in Berlin, built on the foundation of marked funding and coaching, together with access to investment opportunities. Within the program, startups gain close purpose-driven mentorship from industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from different verticals of Retail, Tech and Wholesale trade.

The METRO Accelerator for Retail, Powered by Techstars is strategically integrated with unparalleled access to the intellectual capital of METRO, the leading international specialist in wholesale and food retail, alongside FMCG companies such as P&G, serving consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands.

From customer service to collaborative and distributed value added commerce, multi-channel retail is where the action is. We’re seeking out entrepreneurs looking to usher in new era of retail disruption, and startups solving big problems along the entire value chain.

If your business can disrupt or innovate the retail space across any part of the value chain, and you’re looking for access to coaching and mentoring from investors, highly-regarded executives and leaders from the largest companies in Europe, then apply to the METRO Accelerator for Retail, Powered by Techstars before the final deadline on Feb 2nd, 2018.

If you apply before Jan 2nd, 2018, we will be able to help give you feedback on your application. To learn more about the upcoming program, attend one of our information sessions or visit our website

Here are the details of what you’ll receive:

  • An offer of €120.000 of investment, in exchange for equity
  • Mentorship from and access to key executives and leaders from METRO, Real, and P&G, alongside other industry partners, venture capitalists, and experienced entrepreneurs
  • Opportunities to pilot solutions with METRO and P&G across Europe
  • Free dedicated working space in the heart of Berlin for the duration of the program
  • Two Demo Days in July 2018, where each founder will present their company to hundreds of investors and corporate leaders
  • The chance to become a member of the METRO and Techstars worldwide network for life

Apply today! 

Key dates

Applications Open


Application Deadline

Feb 2, 2018

Start of the Program

Apr 23, 2018

Demo Day

Jul 12, 2018


Jag Singh Jag Singh
Jag is the Managing Director for the METRO Accelerator for Retail, powered by Techstars. He’s founded several companies, and invested in over 70 startups over the last six years, including two that went through Techstars accelerators. He’s an ad-man at heart, and spent a decade as a political strategist advising high-profile politicians, campaigns and corporations across the US and Europe. Jag is fluent in six languages, and can be found on Twitter via @JagSingh