TechFounders – The Tech Startup Accelerator Program

Weeks Program

Batches per Year

Euro Funding


We offer a unique program to our startups – during the 20-week program, you will get intensive trainings and coaching on all kinds of business topics AND you will get to collaborate with a leading industry partner to further develop your product or service, with a € 25,000 project budget.

Our program is attractive to startups all around the world – whether you are directly from Munich, from Berlin, Israel, or from the United States seeking a way to enter the German market, we provide the right package for you.

During the program, we have presence phases once a month of 3-4 days in Munich with trainings and coachings, mentor meetings, pitch nights and get-togethers. However, you are welcome to use our office space permanently during those 5 months, including our superb high-tech workshop MakerSpace ( or AI computing power (through our AppliedAI Initiative of UnternehmerTUM) if you need to.

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.

Applications for our winter batch 2019 are open now – click here to apply!

Key Program Highlights – Why should you apply?

  • Intensive coaching and mentoring by VC’s, serial entrepreneurs and experts on a wide variety of business topics, e.g., business case, sales, building your team, pitching & slide design, IP, legal and tax, trademark law, public relations, and many more
  • Presence phases of 3-4 days in Munich, Germany, once per month
  • A collaboration project with one of our industry partners, incl. €25,000 project budget
  • Free office space and administrative support
  • Access to our 1,500m2 high-tech workshop MakerSpace and AI computing power
  • Demo Day attended by 100+ VCs, business angels, industry partners and press members

Key Dates Winter Batch 2019

Application deadline winter batch 2019: September 30, 2018
Pre-discussions with potential candidates: September 30 – 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

Apply Here!

We are looking for startups from a wide range of technology industries, such as:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart Maintenance
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • B2B Sales
  • E-Mobility
  • Connectivity
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Mobility Services
  • Digital & Smart Solutions in Customer Care
  • Education & Knowledge Transfer
  • Kitchen, Cooking, Cleaning & Hygiene


Any questions? Please have a look at our FAQs.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Apply here for our winter batch 2019.