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.

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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

JANUARY 23, 2018: Demo Day Batch 1

This is the demo day of the program. The 10 startups who spent three month in the program present their results to a room full of investors, corporations, and the public.

FEBRUARY 6, 2018: Selection Day Batch 2

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

MARCH 19, 2018: Program Start Batch 2

The second batch of startups enters the RTH program.

JUNE 20, 2018: Expo (Demo) Day Batch 2

This is the demo day of the program. The 10 startups who spent three month in the program present their results to a room full of investors, corporations, and the public.

JUNE 21, 2018: Selection Day Batch 3

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

JULY 16, 2018: Program Start Batch 3

The third batch of startups enters the RTH program

Batch 2 Startups

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LIGHT N TEC

The future of Light is digital, and on thin film.

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VAYYAR

Vayyar Imaging creates sensing and monitoring solutions based on a unique radio wave technology that sees through and inside objects.

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SMARTMILE

SMARTMILE is a cloud based software platform, connecting automated parcel terminals to any online buyer, courier and retailer.

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HEPTASENSE

Heptasense developed a platform that connects to current surveillance infrastructure, using artificial intelligence to detect suspicious behavior and alert the security teams.

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2TXT

2txt automates the creation of informative, engaging e-commerce content.

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CHECKOUT TECHNOLOGIES

Checkout Technologies builds a solution for the cashier-less stores using Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision.

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THING OS

ThingOS bridges differences in wireless and wired sensor/actuator technologies.

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AIFI

AiFi, a computer vision technology company, is introducing the first scalable checkout-free solution for stores from small convenience shops to mega-retailers.

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ZIGZAG

ZigZag is a returns solution for retailers.

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FREE MACHINES

Free Machines improves the user experience (UX) of online shops, using an artificial intelligence that build the shop Lego-like in real time.

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COMMERCE AI

Commerce.AI uses proprietary deep learning technology to automate product related decisions and workflows for brands and retailers.

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