BSH launched the Future Home Accelerator Powered by Techstars in Munich. 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. 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 came 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 are 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. The program ends on the 9th of May with a demo day event at which the startups present their refined business models to investors. The first 10 start-ups of the BSH Future Home Accelerator are: Meal IQ, Ckbk, YouAte, Rocky Robots, Pantri, Wifiplug, Sensorscall, Qi Aerista, Inirv and Aimee.