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Metro / Techstars present: Global trends in food tech and restaurant services

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69 Charlton Street · New York, NY

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Metro / Techstars present: Global trends in food tech and restaurant services - and how to be part of it.

The rapid increase of disruption in the food tech space attracted $6.8B in VC funding worldwide during 2015 ($2.3B within the US). Given the number of these startups launching in New York, Metro AG ( (Europe's 4th largest retailer) is coming to NYC to explore global trends in the food tech and restaurant services space.

Three founders will present their startups followed by a panel discussion with Olaf Koch ( (CEO Metro AG) and Jenny Fielding ( (Techstars Managing Director).

We are holding this event as part of "Berlin Night", a pre - DLD evening event that brings together the tech ecosystem of Berlin and New York - also showcasing some of the most interesting developments from Berlin. Food, drinks and DJ included!

Presenting Companies

• BagIQ
Automates food tracking by passively collecting a digital record of each product purchased with retailer loyalty cards or online. BagIQ aggregates & analyzes these data steams to create food dashboards, illuminating the path to achieving personal health & nutrition goals.

• Groupraise (Techstars alumni)
GroupRaise is a marketplace & booking engine for large group reservations at restaurants where a % of the sales is donated back to a charitable cause.

• Journy (Techstars alumni)
Journy is a tailor-made travel planning service that combines the human elements of a travel agent with technology and automation. Their highly personalized service starts at $15 per day of travel. Journy concierges also handle reservations, and recommendations come from top chefs, influencers, and local experts.

Metro & Techstars will also announce the opening of applications for the second class of their hospitality and food tech accelerator program.

The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is a highly-selective mentorship program for digital and technology startups across the entire value chain of hospitality and food tech. Ten companies will win investment and gather in Berlin for 13 weeks to accelerate their company with unprecedented access to resources from the METRO and Techstars Network. More details are available here (