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Ready for the Investor in 20 Weeks!

We get you investor ready! TechFounders is an accelerator that prepares tech start-ups for their first venture capital phase and helps establish strategic collaborations. The start-ups have access to the network, expertise and resources of strong industry partners – and the possibility to gain them as clients. In addition to initial funding of 25,000 euros, participants get support from industry experts, company founders, investors and scientists, who serve as mentors. At the end of the 20-week programme, the start-ups present their business idea to over 100 venture capitalists, business angels and press representatives during the Demo Day.


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Your contact person


Managing Director

+49 89-18 94 69-2154

TechFounders offers

    • Initial funding of 25,000 euros - no equity taken
    • Intense coaching and mentoring
    • Strong industry partners such as BMW, Bosch, Festo and Siemens
    • Access to the MakerSpace high-tech prototype workshop
    • Work spaces and administrative support
    • Demo Day with over 100 venture capitalists, business angels, industry partners and press representatives

Strong industry partners

I want to foster openness and collaboration between startups and BMW in order to nurture radical innovation. This is a critical success factor for both parties.
Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW Group

Our partners are among the world's leading technology companies and are seeking future partners, suppliers and portfolio companies. TechFounders puts these companies in contact with motivated and growth-oriented start-ups who give industry partners a boost of innovation. Young businesses benefit from the companies' resources, network and know-how.

TechFounders seek seed & early stage start-ups in the fields of

    • Automotive
    • Automation & Robotics
    • Financial Services
    • CleanTech
    • Elektronics
    • Software & Telekommunications
    • Industry 4.0

Collaborative partners