BSH and Techstars launch the “Future Home” Accelerator

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Future Home and Smart Kitchen are the center of the Future Home Accelerator, a programs launched by BSH and Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Once a year, startup teams from all over the world are selected to participate in the accelerator – The program focuses on the smart kitchen as the center of the “connected home”. BSH Hausgeräte GmbH and Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today launched the Future Home Accelerator Powered by Techstars in Munich, Germany. Once a year, startup teams from all over the world are selected to participate in the accelerator – The program focuses on the smart kitchen as the center of the “connected home”.
«The business models of this first class show the relevant trends in the kitchen – explains Tibor Kramer, Venture and Accelerator Partner – acting as the center of the connected home and give an insight on which applications people will use in this area in the future. At BSH, we are inspired by the collaboration with these creative young companies which, in turn, will speed up our pace of innovation.»
For the first year of the program, out of hundreds of applicants from around the globe, ten startups were selected. The internationally staffed participating startups come from Great Britain, South Korea, Hong Kong and the US to the corporate headquarter in Munich to develop hard- and software solutions for various challenges in the “Future Home” – including a “Spotify for recipes” and an automated grocery replenishment platform. The participants will be accompanied and advised by experienced mentors of the Techstars global network and of BSH Home Appliances decision-makers from e.g. design, engineering and marketing, as well as experts from Home Connect – BSH’s platform for connected devices and partners. For the duration of the 13-week program, the startups will work in a co-working space in Munich city center.

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