What is Retailtech Hub?
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
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.
After two years of operating as “SPACELAB Tech Accelerator” we pivoted our program towards the Retailtech Hub to better serve the needs of startups and partners.
MediaMarktSaturn started it’s first Accelerator Program “SPACELAB Tech Accelerator”.
Demo Day of the first batch.
Demo Day of the second batch.
Start of the program’s strategic break - gathering of lessons learnt and restructuring of the program to make it even greater.
Start of strategic partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center.
Announcement of new Retail Innovation Platform “Retailtech Hub”.
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AUGUST 9, 2017: Applications Open
We open our call for applications from startups disrupting or improving the commerce and retail industry.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017: Application Deadline
From that day on, we will go through our internal review process. You can still apply even after the deadline – we will pick a suitable batch for you.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017: Selection Day
In the heart of Munich, we will select the best 10 startups for our first batch.
OCTOBER 16, 2017: Program Start
The batch of startups enter the program.
JANUARY 18, 2018: Demo Day
This is the demo day of the program, where the startups present to a room full of investors, corporations, and the public.