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. The main focus of the program is a pilot project with one of our partner - your product must be ready for it.

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

JUNE 26, 2019: Selection Day part 1 Batch 6

This time we will be in Berlin for focus week and therefore also for Selection Day.

JULY 18, 2019: Selection Day part 2 Batch 6

Selection Day is back in Munich.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019: Selection Day part 3 Batch 6

The last Selection Day for our sixth batch. After this day, we will choose the 12-14 startups for Batch 6.

OCTOBER 16, 2019: EXPO DAY Batch 5

This is the big bang after 4 month of hard work for startups and corporate partners.

JANUARY 2020: Program start Batch 6

Next Dates To Come

Batch 5 Startups

dotaki

DOTAKI

Dotaki improves e-retailers conversion rates up to 30% by adapting content, text, pictures and UX, to each online visitor's psychological traits.

texel

TEXEL

Texel develops and manufactures solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis of human body.

spirable

SPIRABLE

Spirable combines data, AI & creative to generate personalised & contextualised videos at scale

coindrum

COINDRUM

Coindrum provides self-service units in airports that passengers use to convert leftover coins into airport shopping vouchers.

YRstore

YR STORE

YR are a global software and services business focused on customisation and on demand production.

adnymics

ADNYMICS

Offline retargeting with 100% personalized eCommerce package inserts.

caper

CAPER

Self-Checkout made easy. Caper builds intelligent shopping carts - powered by deep learning and computer vision - to detect and identify items as they are added to the basket. It’s a plug-and-play integration for supermarkets.

retailquant

RETAILQUANT

RetailQuant develops technologies that enable physical retailers to understand their customer’s motivations, desires and habits at scale.

zyseme

ZYSEME

ZyseMe is an AI-powered retail platform that makes customized clothing an accessible, affordable and sustainable choice.

kustomer

KUSTOMER

The first platform built around the customer, bringing together everything you need to serve your customers better in one easy-to-use place.

ABtasty

AB TASTY

AB Tasty helps marketers increase online conversions through A/B testing, data insights, personalization, and user engagement.

outernet

OUTERNETS

Outernets transforms retail storefront windows into rich, smart, interactive digital displays. We use computer vision and machine learning to analyse real-time video, which will determine viewer’s mindset, and automatically present the right content for the viewer.

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