The METRO, Target and Techstars teams know that you've put a lot of effort into your application (or if we thought you hadn't, you'll have received an email from us requesting additional information) to stand out. Thank you for your hard work.
We've pledged to be as open and transparent around the selection process and where you stand, and we're looking forward to working closely with you.
Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, not all companies will get an interview. If you've progressed to the Top-40 stage, you will likely have between one and four interviews with METRO, and Target representatives, depending on the scale of the problem/market you're tackling, the scope of your product/idea, and the size of your company.
We look for strong entrepreneurs that can overcome the obstacles necessary to build a great business. In the interviews, we'll want to get to know you and understand why you think your team has the advantage over all the other companies out there. The Accelerator team wants to see what you've accomplished in the past, how long the team has been together, and how well you work together.
We'd also rather you highlight your strengths whilst also being upfront about your weaknesses. We don't expect you to know everything -- we're pretty good at detecting BS.
Your interviews will be held via video-link, with at least two people (separately) from the list below.
Sabine Flechet is the Director of the Innovation Fund at LeadX Capital, which invests into the selected companies of the METRO Accelerator, along with Techstars. Sabine will focus the interview discussing market potential, monetization, USP, go-to-market strategy and team dynamics.
Sarah Hill (?)