World-Class Mentorship

TechFounders offers top-tier mentorship ranging from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to industry experts and scientists

As the accelerator program by UnternehmerTUM, the center for innovation and businessStefan Pfannmöller creation at Technische Universität München, TechFounders benefits from a huge entrepreneurial network. We have access to hundreds of alumni startups, entrepreneurs, industry partners and faculty from Technische Universität München including Automotive, Automation & Robotics, Design, Business Administration, Financial Services, Cleantech, Education, Healthcare, Software & Telecommunications and Electronics.

Joachim Schoss

Joachim SchossFounder Scout24 & Immobilienscout24

“Life is full of opportunities and challenges. Let’s enjoy the entrepreneurial journey.”

Ann-Kristin Achleitner

Ann-Kristin AchleitnerProfessor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Technische Universität München

“Let’s build an ecosystem where startups and corporations collaborate intensively. This will accelerate value creation and lead to win-win-situations.”

Kai Klippel

Kai KlippelFounder & Managing Director, Diamond Head GmbH

“I like to support startups on how to build a scalable business”

Rudolf Franz

Rudolf FranzCFO Voxeljet AG

“I like helping startups to build scalable business models and prepare to grow globally.”


The mentors will provide you with an abundance of guidance and advice based on your specific needs through calls, lectures and informal meetings. By forming personal relationships with the best and the brightest entrepreneurial minds around, you will not only gain access to their unique networks, but also be provided with the guidance you need to start your company off on the right track.

Peter Schwarzenbauer
Peter SchwarzenbauerBoard Member BMW AG
David Dean

David DeanSenior Advisor The Boston Consulting Group
Robert Maier
Robert MaierCEO and Founder Roding Automobile
Lothar Stein
Lothar SteinDirector Emeritus McKinsey and Business Angel

Thomas Stoek

Thomas StoekManaging Partner TST Beratung und Beteiligungen GMBH
Christian Reitberger

Christian ReitbergerGeneral Partner Wellington Partners
Catharina van Delden

Catharina van DeldenCEO innosabi
Jürgen Gallmann
Jürgen GallmannManaging Partner / Director
Cumulusventures


Christoph Gerlinger

Christoph GerlingerCEO German Startups Group
Manfred Stefener
Manfred StefenerFounder SFC Energy AG
Dr. Berthold von Freyberg

Berthold von FreybergCo-Founder & Partner Target Partners
Rainer Maerkle

Rainer MaerklePartner Holtzbrinck Ventures

Felix Haas
Felix HaasExecutive Chairman & Co-Founder IDnow
Martin Kröner

Martin KrönerManaging Partner Munich Venture Partners
Volker Rofalski

Volker RofalskiDirector Mountain Partners Group
Andreas Hörr

Andreas HörrCo-Founder Venturate

Florian Huber
Florian HuberCEO/Founder of united-domains & Angel Investor
Alexander Stoeckel

Alexander StoeckelPartner, b-to-v Partners AG
Philipp Belter
Philipp BelterLawyer for corporate law & Business Angel
Jewell Sparks

Jewell SparksFounder at The BiTHouse and Strategic Diversity Group

Sebastian Johnston
Sebastian JohnstonPartner DIF.vc & JODA MEDIA
Alexander Thamm
Alexander ThammCEO and Founder Alexander Thamm GmbH
René Seifert

René SeifertCo-Founder & Co-CEO Venturate AG
Daniel Schellenberg

Daniel J. SchellenbergDirector Strategy & Business Development ADCURAM GROUP AG

Dr. Michael Hoeck

Michael HoeckCEO Proyecta Ventures GmbH
Eva A. Werther-Halfar
Eva A. Werther-HalfarPartner 4SUXXESS
Bernt Paudtke

Bernt PaudtkePartner GÖRG
Christian Schröder
Christian SchröderPartner GÖRG

Axel Krieger

Axel KriegerFounding Partner & Managing Director at Digital+ Partners
Ludwig Fuchs

Ludwig FuchsManaging Director FAMe
Yorck Hernandez

Yorck HernandezCrowdPatent Gründer und CEO
Johann Füller

Johann FüllerCEO & Founder HYVE

Hermann Eul

Hermann EulIndependent Director, Advisor, & Private Investor
Dr. Michael Gebert

Michael GebertFounder Crowd Mentor Network
Christian Renner

Christian RennerManaging Director Kompass Ventures
Robert Gallenberger

Robert GallenbergerVenture Partner b-to-v Partners AG


Jutta Juliane Meier

Jutta Juliane MeierFounder & CEO überzeugend-einfach//convincingly-simple