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About us

What is METRO Cash & Carry?


What is the difference between Xcel compared to METRO Accelerator?
I come from a country outside of the European Union. Is this a problem regarding visas?
I don’t speak any German. Is this a problem?
My company isn’t incorporated yet. Is this a problem?
I am a single founder. Do I need a co-founder?
I have already raised some funding. Am I too far along for the program?

Application process

Is my age a factor in your selection process?
How does the application process work?


What are the attendance expectations?
Where is Xcel located?


Does my company have to be a German company (e.g. GmbH) to receive investment?
What investment do companies participating in the MXcel program receive?


Anything else I need to know from a legal perspective?
Does METRO own the intellectual property (IP) developed by my company during the Xcel program?
Will the information in my application be treated confidentially?