Even the most exciting startup will fall short if not partnered with a solid network of investors and talent. With its world class mentorship, perks and investment opportunities, METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs from around the world succeed. The accelerator is a partnership between Techstars and METRO AG. Among other things, METRO brings industry expertise, piloting opportunities, and key industry partnerships (P&G, for example). Techstars brings acceleration expertise, and a worldwide network of mentors & entrepreneurs.

METRO is a leading international specialist company in wholesale and food retail. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. In financial year 2016/17, METRO generated sales of approximately €37 billion. The company provides custom solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers. With its sales brands METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry and Real and as well as delivery services and digitisation initiatives, METRO sets the standards for tomorrow: for customer focus, digital solutions and sustainable business models.

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of start-up programs worldwide, Techstars supports the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and Do More Faster™.

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