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.
Fake news and cries about “lying press,” dwindling advertising revenue and digital transformation: the media industry is in a state of upheaval. Media Lab Bayern supports startups that develop new solutions for the media industry. We spoke with two young companies at the Munich-based media accelerator. The founders of TheBuzzard.org, Felix Friedrich and Dario Nassal, […]
The Munich startup e-bot7 develops and integrates artificial intelligence into companies’ existing customer service systems. The system analyzes incoming messages, forwards them to the right department and gives support agents smart answer recommendations while they are working. This reduces the processing time by up to 80% and recurring questions are automated. We spoke with Xaver […]
The Munich startup casavi was founded in 2015 and offers a cloud platform for digital property management. The platform makes it possible for housing and property management companies to optimize internal processes while also simplifying communication with their customers and service providers. If you ask people in large cities like Munich to describe how they […]
The Munich fintech IDnow provides legally compliant video-based identification and eSigning solutions for completing contracts digitally. The company was founded in 2014 by Dennis von Ferenczy, Sebastian Bärhold, Armin Bauer and Felix Haas. The quartet is well known in the startup scene — they founded their ticketing company amiando in 2006, which they sold to […]
The METRO Group works with startups through its subsidiary HORECA.digital. Sabine Flechet from HORECA.digital shared information about the company’s background and its activities. Please tell us about yourselves. HORECA.digital is a business unit of METRO and was founded in 2015. It aims to advance digital transformation in the food service industry. We are an international […]
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 […]
Digitalization and the transition that accompanies it are seriously challenging the business world. An individual who deals with this subject in great depth is Professor Manfred Broy, founding president of Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern. We spoke with him about the opportunities and challenges presented by digital transformation, the role startups play and where he sees danger lurking […]
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 […]
Music, literature, art, film, design, games — the cultural and creative industries are multi-faceted. Cultural entrepreneurs and experts let us in on how the industries work. Cultural and creative industries sounds like a contradiction in terms at first, with creativity on one side and its economic exploitation in markets on the other. The term “startup” […]
Munich is doing well — and will continue doing so according to a recent study. The Bavarian capital is once again the city with the best future prospects in Germany. Munich leads the fifth city ranking conducted by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and Berenberg Private Bank. Of all thirty cities that were […]
A few weeks ago, PwC published a study on German startups. The consulting company has now presented the results from the participating Munich startups, delivering a positive impression of Munich as a location for startups. The key finding in the assessment of Munich: German startups are doing well, and Munich startups are doing even better. […]
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, […]
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