Tech'n Trade Incubator

Not your traditional program

Our 3rd program, #rebootHoReCa, focused on HoReCa industry, is open for registrations. We're searching for startups, projects and ideas that can help the HoReCa industry get back in a good shape.

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Who can apply for #rebootHoReCa program? What are we looking for?

Anybody with an idea to help the HoReCa industry in the recovery period.

Professionals having expertise in a specific field from Hospitality, knowing that market and having an idea on how to support the HoReCa businesses.

Teams and startups with a product for the Hospitality Industry that are looking for extra resources, guidance and push in the HoReCa market

What do we offer?

  • Tailored activities, agreed together, according to your needs
  • Long-term partnership in the go-to-market strategy
  • Strategic advisory with mentors or experts from METRO Systems, METRO Cash & Carry and Partners for Problem/Product Validation
  • Visits or meetings with Metro Cash & Carry staff to understand need/problem and get feedback on the proposed idea
  • Hands-on work on design, prototyping, planning, pitching, business model, go-to-market strategy
  • Meetings and interactions with potential customers in the METRO Cash & Carry network

Timeline

Applications and discussions
April 28th 2020 to May 29th 2020

Agreements and collaboration
April 29th 2020 to June 3rd 2020

Implement Collaboration
June to August 2020




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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to work full time on it?

    No, it is not a full time requirement. We will have a few activities that are jointly agreed together (progress meetings, advising, visits, workshops), but besides this you can manage your work as you prefer.

  • Can I present an idea that i have been working on already?

    Yes, you can. No problem with that, we’re looking to support good projects, regardless of the stage they are.

  • Will METRO take any equity in my new startup?

    No, for now METRO's only intention is to support the ideas/teams. In case we see a good fit/potential, we’re willing to invest and support startups further, then we could make a more advanced partnership proposal. The intellectual property created during the program and the startup is fully owned by the startup founders.

  • Will participants have access to Metro Cash & Carry?

    Yes, we plan to involve people from Metro Cash & Carry; participants will get the chance to get direct feedback and to test their use-cases in Metro Cash & Carry during the incubation period.