Startuptravels City Guide Munich
The Bavarian capital has a lot to offer when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship. The local scene definitely benefits from the presence of multinational corporations and has a steady supply of young talents thanks to the universities. Check out this city guide Munich to get to know some more about what is happening here.
Techfounders: Techfounders just launched their 3-month accelerator program for tech startups. They take zero equity, while offering €25.000 in cash and a huge network through their strong partnerships with BMW, Bosch, Siemens and Festo.
Wayra: Telefonica’s accelerator has an important presence in Munich. Their sleek office space is located in the heart of the city and is regularly used to host events. Wayra focuses mainly on digital entrepreneurship.
Bavaria Israel Partnership Accelerator: Munich’s most recent addition to their accelerator programs, with the aim of facilitating the cooperation and exchange between Bavarian and Israeli startups and entrepreneurs.
UnternehmerTUM: The Center for Innovation and Business Creation at the Technical University. This place is home to a lot of different startups, the Techfounders Accelerator Program, the initiative TechTalents and recently opened a state of the art MakerSpace.
ImpactHUB Munich: ImpactHUB offers hot desks and offices depending on your team’s needs. The neatly designed space is the perfect place to meet creative minds and find likeminded social entrepreneurs.
Werk1: Incubator and coworking space in one, Werk1 accommodates an eclectic mix of startups. The space also hosts a lot of events.
Entrepreneurs to look up
Felix Haas: Felix founded Amiando, which later sold to Xing (European LinkedIn competitor). He has been involved with developing the local entrepreneurial network since the get go. He has started a multitude of different startups since, and he is also active as a business angel.
Jakob Assmann: Jakob is a social entrepreneur and cofounded Polarstern, an energy provider focused solely on renewable energies. Not only is their energy 100% green but each customer also helps bring clean energy to third world countries.
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Sabrina Niederle: Sabrina has been the Executive Director of Manage&More (an entrepreneurial education program for students) for the past 10 years. As such she has groomed an important number of youngsters, and she remains committed to developing young talents and supporting student entrepreneurs in their endeavors.
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Bragi: They are building “The Dash” an in-ear wearable device that allows you to listen to music wirelessly, tracks your performance and even analyzes your vitals. Impressive tech and beautiful design!
Braufässchen: They recently placed second at the nation-wide German founder competition. Braufässchen, which translates to brew barrel in English, lets you brew your own beer and tailor the taste to your liking. Prost (English: cheers)!
Freeletics: An immensely popular fitness app that provides challenging workout regiments without the need for any equipment. You could almost call it a movement!
Events and places to go meet
Bits&Pretzels: An amazing 3 days founder’s festival taking place during the Oktoberfest. If you ever wanted to meet world famous entrepreneurs while drinking beer and dressing up in traditional Bavarian attire, this is your chance.
Hack@Night: A monthly laid-back get together for hackers, techies, students and entrepreneurs. Come work on your project and see what others are building. Free food! Seriously, so much food.
Inspire & Dine: A monthly event organized by the CDTM, where they invite 2 to 3 influential speakers to share their experiences.
FuckUp Nights Munich: Weird as it might be, we tend to learn more from failure than from success. At this event speakers openly share their lessons learned from unsuccessful endeavors.
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