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.
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.
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 is always out and about in the local startup ecosystem. She is looking forward to learn more about your exciting story. She also works in the startup consultancy for the City of Munich in the Department of Labor and Economic Development.
Arno has been gaining some experience in the Munich startup ecosystem prior to joining Munich Startup as a project manager. He is your first go-to guy for all our non-editorial issues and especially commited to building a strong startup network.
Maximilian Feigl has been reporting on digital business since 2013. The focus of the political science graduate is the linking of online and offline channels in marketing and retail as well as the change at the point of sale and the digitalisation of retail. Now he is looking forward to the Munich start-up scene with its creative minds.
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.