UnternehmerTUM News

AI expert Dr Philipp Gerbert starts as new Director of appliedAI and Future Shaper of UnternehmerTUM
Dr Philipp Gerbert takes over the position of Director at appliedAI, Germany’s leading initiative for Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the role as Future Shaper at our Center for Innovation and Business Creation. The quantum physicist is a sought-after expert for AI and brings with him many years of experience in the field of technology-based business innovations. Most recently, Philipp Gerbert was a Senior Partner and long-standing Head of the Strategy Lab at Boston Consulting ... Read more

The path towards initial financing
You’ve found yourself a great startup team and together you’ve come up with THE business idea - all that’s missing now is the necessary cash injection for it all to take off? Time for a few tips from our expert, Martin Giese. Martin heads up of the XPRENEURS Incubator as managing director, a program that supports 40 to 50 high-tech startups in their early stage every year, helps them find the right investors, attract clients and successfully enter into the market. Martin hi... Read more

How to… Overcome mindset gaps in the collaboration between corporates and startups
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Overcome mindset gaps in the collaboration between corporates and startups Looking at the topic of collaboration between established companies and startups from a human-centered perspective, our experts at B.NEO have identified four mindset gaps between the typical mindset that is fostered by corporate organizational structures and the typical mindset that is fostered by startup organizational structures. Read more about why these gaps make collaboration so challenging and learn about how to ... Read more

More women in the startup scene: 5 questions to… Susanne Traugott from “Women.start.up!”
In our section „5 questions to…", we introduce people from UnternehmerTUM and their projects regularly. Susanne joined the Women.start.up! initiative as project manager in May 2018. Prior to that, she spent many years working in the area of executive education and headed up the Executive MBA program in Innovation and Business Creation. Even while working on creating the executive education program and alumni network, she was also promoting topics that Women.start.up! also focuses... Read more

UnternehmerTUM gets new colors
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Changes are coming in the next few weeks, since UnternehmerTUM will be launching its new corporate design. This means a brand new logo but also a new design for our print materials, newsletter, website and social media presence. In other words - an update for our entire brand. These changes will be introduced one step at a time over the next few months. Stay tuned! Why the changes? UnternehmerTUM has grown rapidly over recent years. With over 250 employees and 27 different programs, we’... Read more

Startup tips: Ciara - "Ignore the risk of failure"
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Startup life lessons: In our startup story with Ciara, we've introduced you to the Ciara team and their innovation. In this article, you'll learn about the hacks that have helped them reach their milestones and improve their daily business. With their digital assistant, the team from Ciara took off two times in a row: Founded in January this year, it had already acquired a million-euro investment by May. The founders know how to pick up pace in an early stage of the business. Founder... Read more

Start-up Story: Ciara – A million-euro investment within 3 months in the digital sales sector
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Our startup stories introduce you to fascinating founding teams that have arisen from the UnternehmerTUM ecosystem. With their digital assistant, the team from Ciara took off two times in a row: Founded in January this year, it had already acquired a million-euro investment by May. With their sights set on big visions, the founders are particularly interested in having the right team by their side. What is Ciara all about? It offers a digital 'Inside Sales' assistant. Ciara is a softw... Read more

Launch of DIGITAL BUSINESS LAB: Ready for the digital future
UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s leading Center for Innovation and Business Creation, celebrates the launch of its new "Digital Business Lab". In cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, UnternehmerTUM strives to provide medium-sized companies in Bavaria with particularly fast and practical assistance in their digital transformation process. "Especially medium-sized companies are affected dramatically by the digital transformation", says Managing Director and co-initiator Sas... 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

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