UnternehmerTUM News

Honorary professorship for Dr. Helmut Schönenberger
Dr. Helmut Schönenberger (47), co-founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM, has been appointed honorary professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). His mission: to turn even more high-growth startups from the university environment into market leaders of tomorrow. At the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute (TUM ERI) of TUM School of Management, Dr. Schönenberger is now part of the professorship. He represents the focus "Entrepreneurship Practice" in the field of business administratio... Read more

French German Women Forum: exchange on entrepreneurship and diversity
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Together with the international Business School HEC Paris, UnternehmerTUM organized the French German Women Forum in Garching near Munich. More than 100 executives, founders, experts in technology, diversity, intercultural relations and journalists came together for a joint exchange about the status of women, their know-how and their leadership in companies, organisations and society. The second Women Forum of HEC Paris, entitled "Entrepreneurship: technology, finance and culture in France a... Read more

Startup story: Passbase - a digital identity
In our startup stories, we introduce you to exciting teams of founders that have participated in the programs of UnternehmerTUM. Passbase ticks a lot of startup cliché boxes: Founded in Silicon Valley by a young dynamic team, working 24/7 weeks and steering towards the international hot spots: San Francisco, London, Berlin, New York. Still, the founders are keeping their feet on the ground: mistakes are there to learn from, employees should think from a CEO perspective and they preserv... Read more

Corporate innovation with B.NEO: 5 questions to... Marcus Venmann
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In our section „5 questions to…", we introduce people from UnternehmerTUM and their projects regularly. Marcus Venmann has been Managing Director of UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH whose offer is aimed at established companies, since the beginning of 2018. With more than 20 years of professional experience in setting up and implementing businesses with high-tech services and products, he has a decisive influence on the strategic orientation of UnternehmerTUM's offerings for comp... Read more

More and more young German companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) in their products and services - a total of 62% more than in 2018. These are increasingly concentrated in the two AI hubs in Berlin and Munich, and only a few AI startups are created in regions such as Baden-Württemberg or North Rhine-Westphalia where medium-sized companies are traditionally located. Since 2009, around EUR1.2 billion has been invested in AI startups in Germany - but there is still a lack of investment... Read more

Federal minister Altmaier visits UnternehmerTUM
When it comes to successful business startups, Germany is lagging behind by international standards, particularly when compared to the US and China. According to Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, we’re currently facing a situation in Europe where multiple old companies are falling away and, for the first time, new capital-rich companies are not necessarily being established-and are instead being founded in China and the US. Altmaier has launched th... Read more

5 Alumni, 5 Start-ups: How the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation supports founders
The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation supports participants in developing new business models and putting them on the road. The cooperation between TU Munich and UnternehmerTUM creates ideal conditions for future founders: they do not only receive excellent academic management training, but also practical support in implementing business ideas. Since the start of the program in 2008, more than 200 participants have completed the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation. T... Read more