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.
Anyone who knows the Munich startup scene and its events are probably also familiar the black mobile Barista Bar of the Münchner Kaffeerösterei (Munich Coffee Roastery). The coffee startup relies not only on traditional methods, but also on technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and blockchain. We spoke with its founders about their company […]
Alasco wants to create better and more affordable housing. It’s pretty obvious that the founders Anselm Bauer, Sebastian Schuon and Benjamin Günther are preaching to the choir in Munich. With the software developed by the founders, who made an impressive exit from their previous startup Stylight, they want to make construction project processes for builders […]
Inveox develops digital solutions for pathology labs. The technology created by the Munich-based company aims to avoid unnecessary diagnostic mistakes. The founding couple Maria and Dominik Sievert have a special secret to their success. Diagnosis: cancer. After the initial shock, the doctor and his patient discuss the steps that will need to be taken: treatment, […]
The Munich startup Hawa Dawa is committed to air quality. Which is appropriate considering that air pollution control is currently the focus of intense debate in Munich. Hawa Dawa has been working on the problem since 2015. We spoke with CEO and founder Karim Tarraf. In Arabic, the term “hawa dawa” roughly means clean air. […]
Ananda Impact Ventures is what is known as an ‘Impact Investment Fund.’ The VC for social entrepreneurs has an office in Munich and another in London. Ananda was founded in 2010 by Johannes Weber and Florian Erber. A third fund to the tune of 50 million euros was closed in 2018. The team of ten […]
The CDTM is one of Munich’s most successful startup hotbeds — numerous promising young companies have already been launched from here! A total of 160 newly founded companies have emerged from the ‘Center for Digital Technology and Management,’ including many extremely successful startups. For example, the founders of eGym, Konux, Navvis and Freeletics all met at […]
‘Munich Network e.V.’ originated in 1984 as an initiative by Munich companies to introduce the necessary knowledge and new technologies to the industrial world in the information age. Since then, the association has particularly made a name for itself as a matchmaker for SMEs and innovation, or in other words, startups. For example, Munich Network […]
In this day and age of digitization and flexible working, coworking is of increasing importance. One of the most active players in the field in Munich is the company Design Offices, which has already opened several offices in the city. We spoke with CEO Michael O. Schmutzer about their plans for the future and Design […]
Any self-respecting businessperson uses agile work principles. Even large companies give agile methods a try. Then it’s all about rapid iterations and a new team structure and also about Scrum and Sprints. If you take a closer look, they don’t all have the same idea of what Agile means. We asked two Agile experts: What […]
There’s one person that every Munich startup in the field of digital health has definitely encountered: Dr. Jochen Hurlebaus. He’s the project leader and Head of Innovation & IP Management at Roche Diagnostics. He’s also the person who launched the Digital Health Accelerator in early 2018 together with the cooperation partners Werk1 and Plug and Play. […]
Alphazirkel supports cooperation between founders and established SMEs. We spoke with the network’s Managing Partner, Dr. Albert Michael Geiger. He explained how they bring SMEs and startups together — and let us know which young companies are looking particularly interesting in that context. Dr. Geiger, please explain to us what Alphazirkel is. Alphazirkel is a […]
Munich is currently establishing itself as the trailblazer in medical innovation in Germany. In addition to many health startups, its development is also being driven by individuals such as Dr. med. Dominik Pförringer. The physician has worked in research and education in the fields of process optimization and digitization for many years. What motivates and […]
The pending Brexit can be dangerous for many smaller companies in Germany that were founded using the British legal form known as a limited company. As soon as the United Kingdom leaves the EU, limited companies might lose their local recognition. Limited companies are similar to a GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – a company […]
The Munich region is one of Germany’s outstanding locations for medical technology — so how is the local digital health branch looking? We wanted to find out about the challenges and opportunities in the Munich startup scene, the state of the local ecosystem and about expert advice for eHealth startups. With 19,000 people employed by […]
The Internet of Things, abbreviated to IoT, is something everyone is talking about. How strong is IoT in Munich? And how is it developing in Germany? Munich Startup went to find out. To begin with, the term should be defined, since not everyone has the same understanding of the Internet of Things. Broadly speaking, the […]
Digitalization is progressing at breathtaking speed and, slowly but surely, the German economy’s heavyweights have also realized that innovations are a must. The development of new technologies has never accelerated so quickly, which has corporates seriously interested in making sure they stay one step ahead. But what can they do if their own innovation department […]
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