We will soon open applications for 2019 METRO Accelerator for Retail. Stay tuned as to when on our website or via our social media channels (@metroaccel)
We’ll spend a few weeks after application close interviewing teams. We have hundreds of companies apply, so we go through a process of thinning out the number of companies. We'll first narrow the list down to 80 companies, and start vetting companies based on the information contained in applications submitted via F6S, and also our knowledge of the market and area the company operates in.
We'll let you know by a couple weeks after application close if your application has progressed to the Top 40 round, and at this point the Managing Director will be requesting feedback from METRO leadership to further assess your suitability.
As part of the application process, you'll be expected to attend virtual interviews (20-30 minutes each) with at least three different members from the Techstars and METRO ecosystem.
In the final round, we'll ask that your team flies in to Berlin for in-person interviews, where we'll get the chance to hold face-to-face conversations and interview.
We'll send out offers to the final 10 startups. One or two additional startups may also be offered a place on the waitlist.
The Hospitality 2018 program itself starts in November, and we’ll wrap it all up in mid February.