What is Retailtech Hub?

How the

program works.

We want to change the world of commerce. And we want to do it together with the best startups and digital-driven corporations!

That’s why we started more than an accelerator: an international hub at the heart of Europe, where commerce innovation can progress, where future-thinking corporations and eager startups can meet and meaningfully engage.

We create the environment to pilot solutions and services, learn and share experiences, increase sales or facilitate international expansion: 

we give YOU a place to empower commerce. Together.

The team to

boost you.

MediaMarktSaturn is Europe’s leading commerce company for consumer electronics and related services. The MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group sees itself as a partner, daily companion, and navigator for consumers in an increasingly digitized world.

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 150 companies every year.  Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 22 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Plug and Play Brand & Retail: An ecosystem connecting forward-thinking brands, retailers and CPGs with startups and technology influencing the retail industry. We run a 3-month program, twice a year where we select 25-30 retail startups with a consortium of retail partners and VCs. Startups are selected from around 2,000 retail startup applications sourced from around the world every year.

Join us. It's a no brainer.

We are experts in helping startups achieve their true potential.

STARTUP BATCHES

Our programs are 12-weeks long. You can apply at any time - independently from the deadline. We will take care of finding the right Batch for you.

REQUIREMENTS

Startups must have a legal entity, an MVP, and a complete team.

FOCUS AREAS

We are focusing on all topics along the commerce / retail value chain, i.e.: customer experience, business operations, and new business models.

PILOT & SCALE

Get the opportunity to become part of our Piloting-Fast-Track to design and implement your pilot jointly with our dedicated experts.

NETWORK

Engage with the leading European commerce players, meet investors and exchange with like-minded entrepreneurs.

NO EQUITY REQUIRED

Get to know us without committing any equity. Optional funding available in the course of regular financing rounds.

SILICON VALLEY ACCESS

Optionally, hit the Silicon Valley, spend 3 months at the Plug and Play Accelerator and make mind-changing experiences and business-changing contacts.

MENTORING

Rely on our mentor network to help you strengthen your business model and scale within the European retail landscape.

WORKPLACE

It is not mandatory to move to Munich. Use our brand new coworking space in one of Munich’s top startup clusters if you want to.

Program Dates

OCTOBER 16, 2018: Selection Day Batch 4

In the heart of Munich, out of over 30 pitching startups we will select the best 10 – 15 startups for our third batch.

NOVEMBER 20, 2018: Expo Day Batch 3

This is the expo day of the program. The 11 startups who spent three month in the program present their results to a room full of investors, corporations, and the public.

JANUARY 22, 2019: Program Start Batch 4

The fourth batch of startups enters the RTH program

JAN - MAR, 2019: Selection Days Batch 5

In the heart of Munich, out of over 30 pitching startups we will select the best 10 – 15 startups for our third batch.

APR 4, 2019: Expo Day Batch 4

This is the expo day of the program. The startups who have started and/or finalized their pilot projects with the corporate partners present their results and insights to a room full of investors, corporations, and the public.

Next Dates To Come

Batch 4 Startups

cellomat

CELLOMAT

Cellomat’s unique technology supports retail partners to automate mobile device lifecycle services including trade-in, trade-up and sale of mobile devices.

buy buddy

BUY BUDDY

Buy Buddy provides omnichannel experience to both retailers and consumers through smart shopping tags and it's platform.

e bot

E-BOT7

E-bot7 brings artificial intelligence to customer service and helps companies achieve greater customer service efficiency. The system analyzes inbound messages and provides agents with accurate response suggestions.

livello

LIVELLO

We are a food and tech startup that has developed a smart fridge that automatically detects, manages and sells products. We offer companies “fresh food as a service”.

messenger people

MESSENGER PEOPLE

MessengerPeople enables companies to communicate with their target audiences through messenger platforms and therefore maximise customer service and marketing.

metigate

METIGATE

Metigate helps companies to improve their margins by automatically adapting their business strategy to weather conditions, thanks to its API platform and connectors.

optiopay

OPTIOPAY

Optiopay is the world’s only FinTech company specialized in processing disbursements and transforming them into higher value payout options at your store!

orba

ORBY

Orby is a flying robotics company at the intersection of next-generation flight technology and navigation systems for commercial applications. We make safe flying robots for data collection in retail stores, warehouses, factories and stadiums.

packator

PACKATOR

Packator is the digital order solution for courier services, bridging the gap between offline couriers and costumers who want to book, track and manage their orders online/digital. For retail customers we offer a plug&play last mile delivery solution based on our courier network.

reactive Reality

REACTIVE REALITY

Reactive Reality has developed an advanced and proprietary augmented reality (AR) engine for mobile devices that overcomes a major e-commerce problem: experiencing products before buying them.

tiliter

TILITER

We teach checkouts to recognise products without barcodes.

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