In our section Startup Stories we present to you newcomers as well as established startups. The Munich Startup team interviews entrepreneurs on-site in their offices and shares their impressions with you.
Success Stories feature flagship startups that have already arrived on the market. The Profilesprovide you with a deep impression of ambitious young entrepreneurs.
SPLT is an B2B transportation management platform changing the way people meet and move worldwide, freeing up hours and cars from the daily commute. Originally Detroit-based, the US-Startup just joined the TechFounders Munich Accelerator Program to steer the European-wide expansion from here. 1. Please tell us about yourselves. Anya Babbitt is the Founder & CEO […]
The Munich startup Medineering offers robotic assistance for ENT surgery to assist surgeons with physically demanding tasks. This allows surgeons to concentrate more on the tasks that require their individual expertise. The company calls it robotic assistance, and it consists of a smart positioning arm that is easily attached to an operating table. A small […]
The Munich-based startup knooing was founded in Munich in August 2013 by the graduate engineer in microelectronics Carsten Hochschon. With its digital platform, knooing helps users find the perfect IT partners. The interdisciplinary team — consisting of IT specialists, business consultants, academics, economists and psychologists — helps medium-sized and large companies find solutions to solve […]
Virtual reality does not necessarily mean just sitting in front of your computer and putting on a modern VR headset. HolodeckVR makes it possible for interested gamers to move freely in virtual worlds and to even interact with fellow players. We wanted to learn more and were able to talk with the company founders. Please […]
Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners) was founded in 2011 and currently manages two funds. The early-stage venture capital firm concentrates on B2B technologies, with a portfolio currently including companies such as Flixbus, Konux, VEACT and fos4X. We talked with Benjamin Erhart, one of the partners at UVC Partners. Erhart became a part of the […]
Those studying Cultural and Music Management at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich learn how to establish a creative enterprise in the “Cultural Entrepreneurship Lab.” The institute director, Prof. Maurice Lausberg, shared some more information with us about the Cultural Entrepreneurship Lab. What is the Cultural Entrepreneurship Lab? During the second and third […]
BayBG is one of the leading investment firms in Munich and in Bavaria as a whole. The firm’s portfolio comprises nearly 500 companies, including high-profile startups such as tado°, NavVis and Theva. We talked with CEO Peter Pauli. What is BayBG? What makes you different from private VC companies? We are essentially a private equity […]
Ventech is a global VC firm with offices in Paris, Shanghai, Munich and Helsinki. Founded in 1998 in France, the company opened an office in the Bavarian state capital in 2013. Just a few of the successful Munich startups that the company invested in include Speexx, FinTecSystems and the European Games Group. Please tell us […]
To find out what matters to investors when it comes to startups and how to attract more venture capital to Germany, we spoke with Daniel Vukovic from Munich Venture Partners. He also let us know about an absolute no-go when starting a company. Please introduce yourself. Who are you, and what do you do at […]
Felix Haas is a co-host of the Bits & Pretzels Festival, an investor and a successful founder. With Munich Startup, he talked about the things he never wants to hear again as an investor and why feedback is one of most important assets for a startup. #Commitment “This is not the only thing I do.” […]
Keep on going: in our hashtag interview, Dr. Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande, co-founder of Bits & Pretzels and aboalarm, shares tips he wished he had been told before starting his first company. #GetStarted So you have an idea that you think might be the next big thing? Then get started! Do not wait for the […]
Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, MINI, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, Customer Engagement and Digital Business Innovation BMW Group, does not mince words. That makes him the ideal individual to talk to about the future of mobility. Mobility as we have known it for decades is facing fundamental change. At MUST […]
Soon Munich will have its own “Startup Guide” as a printed version. You do have a favorite Munich Startup? Everyone can contribute to the book by nominating the people they want to see included till June 12th, 2017. The Entrepreneur’s Handbook will be packed with inspiration, how-to’s, local case studies and tips for starting up, […]
Men have plenty of role models as inspiration along their (career) path. For women, however, there is a lot of catching up to do – at least according to Lu Li. And she is making a contribution with her network platform, “Blooming Founders.” How does Blooming Founders support women in the startup scene? The first […]
What’s the ideal engine to speed up your social vehicle? And which fuel do you need to run it efficiently? While many social entrepreneurs are not aware of their options, there is a suitable funding model for everyone. Time to investigate which instruments the social finance market has in stock for you. But don’t forget: […]
Technology transfer goes both ways — from Earth into space and from space to Earth. What lies behind is explained by our guest author Matthias Engler from Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is continuously experiencing tremendous growth throughout Europe. According to the European Commission, 50% of the European productivity […]
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