2018 Speakers

Andreas Wuerfel, Director, Innovation Community

Andreas Wuerfel

Director, Innovation Community, METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars

Andreas Wuerfel is Director Innovation Community at METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars. Based in Berlin, Germany, METRO Accelerator is the first and only program in Europe to holistically focus on early-stage restaurant, hotel and retail innovation. An active intrapreneur, mentor and investor, Andreas regularly speaks on how the 50+ year-old wholesaler established one of Europe's premier corporate innovation programs and the positive impact this has on METRO and its customers, its startups and the larger tech ecosystem. Currently splitting his time between Brooklyn and Berlin, Andreas is also CEO of New York-based HOSPITALITY.digital Inc., the US competency center of METRO's Germany-based customer innovation unit.