Date: 30/11/2017

New Metro Acceleration Program in the Retail Sector is Open

Metro Cash & Carry, in cooperation with the American company Techstars, has announced that applications for a new circle of the Metro Acceleration program for startups is open.

The second circle of the Metro Acceleration program for startups, will develop innovative digital and technological solutions for the improvement business of entrepreneurship, both in HoReCa and Retail sector. The selected startups will have an opportunity starting from April 21, 2018, during 3 months in Berlin to develop their projects. Presentation of projects is scheduled for mid-July 2018 on two separate demo days, in London and Munich.

At the headquarters of Metro Acceleration in Berlin, 10 selected startups will have an opportunity to optimize their business models and ideas, as well as to find the best way to influence the strengthening of the entire retail system. All selected startup will get a donation from Metro and Techstars in the amount of 120.000 euros.

Metro will continue to cooperate with Techstars on developing projects for startups, which create applications for the HoReCa sector, too. Digital tools developed by METRO Accelerator will help METRO customers to increase their productivity in service delivery and thus provide them with additional support in advancement in the digital world, which will directly affect the overall improvement of their business.

All interested startups, which develop innovative retail applications, can apply for the competition to later than February 2, 2018, via the website www.metroaccelerator.com. Startups from Serbia have a chance to participate.