Munich Startup is the official startup portal for Munich and the surrounding region. It was developed by the City of Munich, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria and the four entrepreneurship centers of the Munich universities within the framework of the Entrepreneurship Strategy Munich. The portal is run by Münchner Gewerbehof- und Technologiezentrum GmbH (MGH), the organization that operates Munich’s industry centers.

The portal has become the standard initial point of (virtual) contact for startups in and around Munich. It strives to present both content and players objectively, independently and transparently. Munich Startup sheds light on the regional ecosystem and encourages networking between entrepreneurs and potential partners, investors and mentors. All key stakeholders in the Munich Startup community are involved. Ultimately, the aim is to establish Munich and the surrounding region as the location of choice for fast-growing young companies in Europe.

The Munich Startup Team f. l. t. r. Sandra Ohse, Simon Tischer, Gabriele Böhmer, Florian Zankl, Regina Bruckschlögl and Helen Duran.

Chief Editor

Gabriele Böhmer

Gabriele oversees entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, technology and international affairs at MGH and is also the chief editor of Munich Startup. She previously spent several years heading up the City of Munich’s activities for Startup companies.


Regina Bruckschlögl

After own Startup experiences she now observes Munich’s startup scene as an editor – and discovers each day the diversity of it. So many startup stories which want to be told!


Helen Duran

Helen was born in Munich and is always out and about in the local startup ecosystem. She is looking forward to learn more about your exciting story.


Sandra Ohse

Sandra Ohse has reported on technical innovations as an editor for a well-known computer magazine. Now she is looking forward to diving into the world of startups, getting to know creative minds and accompanying them editorially on their way.

Florian Zankl Munich Startup

Project Manager

Florian Zankl

Florian is bringing together Startup knowledge but also corporate experience from his previous career. As part of Munich Startup he is developing projects for the ecosystem and represents the city internationally.


Simon Tischer

Simon writes for Munich Startup since 2015. He focusses on studies and background analyses. Also, Simon reports from major startup events. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Munich.