Tech startup accelerator program

Weeks Program

Batches per Year

Euro Funding

Who we are

We make leading enterprises and startups overcome innovation barriers by realizing mutual business opportunities.

TechFounders is a 20 week international accelerator program based in Munich, Germany. The accelerator brings tech startups together with industry partners and venture capitalists. During this accelerator program you will have the chance to cooperate with one of our industry partners, who can help you develop your business. You will also have access to hardware prototypes, data and APIs in order to test and further develop your product.

The aim of the accelerator program is to get you one of our industry partners as a high class customer or investor. Our Demo Day is the final highlight of the accelerator program and a great opportunity to raise capital if needed. There you will meet more than 100 VC’s, business angels, industry partners and press. TechFounders requires no fees and takes zero equity!

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In addition, TechFounders offers startups

  • Free office space and administrative support
  • Access to a 1,500m2 high-tech workshop – MakerSpace
  • Intensive coaching and mentoring by 200 VC’s, serial entrepreneurs and experts
  • Demo Day attended by 100+ VCs, business angels, industry partners and press members
  • Direct access to industry partners, such as ADAC, BMW Group, Festo, Knorr-Bremse and Miele

Industry partner and investor benefits

  • Early access to innovative technology
  • The chance to get to know startup teams and learn about their products
  • Involving startups as vendors, partners, or as part of their portfolio
  • Inspiring entrepreneurial and innovative way of thinking within their own companies
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We are mainly, but not exclusively looking for seed & early-stage startups in the fields of:

  • INDUSTRY 4.0 (advanced manufacturing, automation & robotics)
  • SMART MAINTENANCE (predictive maintenance & digitalized service)
  • SUPPLY CHAIN& LOGISTICS(technologies and services)
  • BLOCKCHAIN (distributed ledger & blockchain applied to industry)
  • E-MOBILITY (electric motors & drives, power management, charging)
  • CONNECTIVITY (wireless sensor networks, wide area (WAN), low-power, V2X, OTA)
  • AUTONOMOUS DRIVING (technologies for autonomous/automated driving)
  • MOBILITY SERVICES (for elderly, handicapped and rural areas; parking services)
  • B2B SALES (digital innovations to improve B2B sales)
  • DIGITAL & SMART SOLUTIONS IN CUSTOMER CARE (front & backend solutions)
  • EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER (innovative, digital solutions)
  • KITCHEN & COOKING (new products, technologies and services)
  • CLEANING & HYGIENE (new products, technologies and services)

Whether you’re still working on your prototype or already raising your next round, TechFounders offers what you’re looking for.

Our current batch started in July 2018 and will finish with the Demo Day on December 6.

Key dates Winter Batch 2019:

Application deadline winter batch 2019: October 15, 2018
Pre-discussions with potential candidates: October 8 – October 26, 2018
Final pitch events: November 5 – 30, 2018
Communication of decision to applicants: By December 15, 2018
Kick-off winter batch 2019: January 14, 2019
Demo Day: June 6, 2019