The pre-Incubation program
we make you[r] startup ready!

Kick-off your Startup Idea

Do you have a founding idea? Your idea is technology-based? You haven't founded yet, but want to take up the challenge? Apply to XPLORE!

XPLORE is the pre-incubation program of UnternehmerTUM. Together with you we develop:

  • a valid business model
  • test the market chances of your idea
  • develop a successful team and
  • prepare the first financing

The program is open to technology-based start-up ideas. In addition, we offer boot camps with a focus on Clean Tech and Med Tech technologies.

Target Group
  • Entrepreneurial talents and already existing teams
  • Early stage technology business ideas. Highly welcome are ideas in the smart city context.
  • No prototype and business plan needed

We enable you...

  •                                                  ...to apply top notch startup tools with focus on business and team creation
  •                                                      ...with individual coaching sessions to deepen your customer understanding
  •                                                             ... to get your first funding
  •                                                   ...to team up with the right co-founders

Your Benefits


    ...explore your business idea through a systematic learning process


    ...understand the customer need and define your value proposition

  • ...develop a viable business concept in key topics (prototyping, customer, market opportunity)


    ...team up and build a strong team with a common purpose, vision and culture

Hard Facts

  •                                                         8 weeks programme (onsite and remote)
  •                                                  Garching (Munich) and remote coaching
  •                                                            Gateway to prototyping grants of the Initiative for Industrial Innovators
  •                                                             Free of charge

XPLORE is open for every technology based idea:

Application for XPLORE until 9 June. Next batch starts on 25 June 2019. Bootcamp will run from 25 until 27 June 2019.

Apply now!

Application for tracks:

Application for ClimateLaunchpad

May 2019!

Application for MedTech Bootcamp

Application start: June 2019!


  • BOOTCAMP (week 1): 2,5 days Bootcamp

    TEAM UP WORKSHOP (week 2): 1 Tag

    VALIDATION PHASE (week 2- 7): 7 weeks coaching

    PITCH EVENT AND MAKETANK (week 8): Pitches at expert session

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  • ClimateLaunchpad

    ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business idea competition with participation from more than 45 countries. The mission? Unlock the world’s green business potential and accelerate innovations that tackle climate change. To do that, we need to find the best sustainability ideas. This can be anything from innovation in:

    • Renewable energy
    • A sustainable transition in the food chain
    • A mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change
  • MedTech Bootcamp

    Professionalize your project and team of medical scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in the MedTech Bootcamp. You should bring strong interest in technology and be ready to develop your business idea into a startup.
    MedTech Bootcamp is looking for ideas in the fields of:

    • Big Data and clinical imaging (e.g. apps and visualization tools for diagnostics)
    • Cyber physical systems and solutions (e.g. minimal invasive surgery and surgical robots)
    • Sports and prevention (e.g. services for corporate health programmes)
    • Personalized medicine and devices (e.g. dosage services or 3D-printed prostheses)

Your Coaches

ContaCt: xplore@unternehmertum.de 
  • Patrycja Krauzowicz

    Constanze backhaus

    Startup HR & Talent Acquisition

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    harald jenull

    Customer Development & IP

  • Patrycja Krauzowicz

    stefan klare

    Ideation & Beachhead Market Development

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    Patrizia Pawelek

    Ideation & Storytelling

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    Doris Schönbeck

    Team Building & Development

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    bianca zwiebler-schmalz

    Market Segmentation & Customer Interviews


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