Pro Unternehmertum stands for distinguished entrepreneurial personalities – entrepreneurs, managers and experts – who actively engage in UnternehmerTUM’s activities and contribute to teaching and practice.

The members of Pro Unternehmertum are committed campaigners for the stimulation of innovation and an entrepreneurial culture in Germany. They give new impulses and communicate with UnternehmerTUM’s entrepreneurial teams.

Pro Unternehmertum – a statement for a positive understanding of entrepreneurship in society. Entrepreneurs tackle social challenges: through their innovative power and competitiveness, they reinforce Germany’s future sustainability.

Prof. Dr. Helmut Schönenberger
Co-Founder and CEO UnternehmerTUM

UnternehmerTUM and their network build an important bridge between innovative research and the successful business creation of startups. The increasing number of promising business creations at TUM in the last decade is an expression of this successful work.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ann-Kristin Achleitner
TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at TUM School of Management

For ALTANA, as a specialized company in the chemical industry, the key to success is the combination of scientific and entrepreneurial spirit. The entrepreneurial courage as well as the will to take calculated risks can create impulses that take our society forward in a sustainable way. Through manifold offers of support, UnternehmerTUM literally encourages young entrepreneurs to realize their trendsetting ideas in a value-creating way. We gladly commit ourselves to that cause.

Dr. Matthias Wolfgruber
Chairman of the Supervisory Board ALTANA AG

Universities are not only places for research and teaching. Particularly in Germany, they need to be sources for inspiration for intrapreneurship and business creation. UnternehmerTUM opens the right doors!

Dr. h.c. Thomas Sattelberger
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Education and Research

Innovations are the basis for growth, employment and prosperity. Behind them are human beings – personalities – who courageously stand up for their ideas and realize them resolutely. With UnternehmerTUM we encourage the close collaboration between science and industry.

Harald Krüger
Former CEO
BMW Group

I support everybody who is engaged in promoting entrepreneurship in our country.

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Heinz Dürr
Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Heinz Dürr GmbH

I founded my first business already during my time at TU Munich. For me, UnternehmerTUM is now the ideal possibility to pass my ideas and experiences on to young founders so that they not only master the technical but also the economical and societal challenges awaiting them on this exciting journey. UnternehmerTUM’s potential and network guarantee high quality and sustainable dynamics in order to transform technical competence into economical success.

Dr. Manfred Stefener
Founder Elcore GmbH

Deutschland ist reich an exzellenten Wissenschaftlern sowie klugen Köpfen und verfügt im Vergleich zum globalen Wettbewerb immer noch über ein überdurchschnittlich hohes Innovationspotenzial. Nachholbedarf besteht trotz der starken Mittelstandsstruktur in Deutschland aber weiterhin im Bedürfnis begabter, nicht nur junger Menschen, die unternehmerische Selbständigkeit und Herausforderung tatkräftig zu suchen wie auch „groß zu denken“. Vieles ist von unterschiedlichen Stellen in den vergangenen 15 Jahren auf den Weg gebracht worden, um diese Begeisterung zu wecken und zu fördern ebenso wie die notwendige Grundausbildung dazu bereits in der Universität zu vermitteln. Die Gründung und der erfolgreiche Aufbau der UnternehmerTUM seit 2002 ist auf diesem Gebiet einer der herausragenden Leuchttürme, nicht nur in Deutschland, sondern auch im internationalen Kontext, in der frühen Förderung von Unternehmertum. Es freut mich, im Freundeskreis der UnternehmerTUM einen kleinen Beitrag zur nachhaltigen Verwirklichung dieser großartigen Vision leisten zu können.

Dr. Paul-Josef Patt

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