Impressions of Demo Day Batch #9

Seven-digit funding for drag&bot

What a start into the new year – for the further development of their software, drag&bot has received funding in the low seven-digit range. The company drag&bot has developed an operating system for industrial robots with which robotic programs can be assembled from different components via drag-and-drop. “With drag&bot, robot programming is as easy as using a smartphone,” explains Martin Naumann, founder and CEO of drag&bot on their website. The financing round was led by Speedinvest Industry, a Vienna-based VC specializing in industrial tech and other strategic partners.

TechFounders Kick-off Pitch Event of Batch#9

On January 16, we had our Kick-off Pitch Event of Batch#9. What a great night! Thanks to our passionate startups and involved mentors & coaches! We’re excited to see how our startups will further develop over the next couple of months.

ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD are partnering with TechFounders

From Batch #10 onwards, ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD are partnering with the Startup Accelerator Program TechFounders. The goal is to promote sustainable solutions and innovations in the field of packaging and plastic reduction in cooperation with startups. ALDI SÜD and ALDI Nord are the first grocery retailers to partner with TechFounders. Through the partnership, ALDI is actively seeking innovative startups to develop new solutions to improve the sustainability of packaging materials. 

TechFounders is delighted to have a new corporate partner on board and is looking forward to the partnership!

Please find the official press release of Aldi Nord and Aldi SÜD here (ALDI SÜD) and here (ALDI Nord) as well as further information by ALDI Nord here. You can also find the press release on the homepage of here.

(Picture: Copyright ALDI)

10 tech-startups kicking off TechFounders Batch #9!

On January 14, 2019, ten motivated, innovative, young startups came to Munich to kick-off the TechFounders batch #9! From smart customer service, new innovation mangement or knowledge transfer tools, maintenance-free sensor solutions or data security & performance solutions, the startups of the new batch already show very strong promises. In the following months, they will not only receive tailored coachings and trainings from seasoned entrepreneurs and experts, but also get to expand their network in the business angel and venture capital scene, and, above all, conduct an intensive collaboration project with one of the TechFounders corporate partners.

Check out the new startups here.

Impressions of TechFounders Demo Day Batch#8



TechFounders Demo Day Batch #8

On December 6, more than 300 people from the European startup community attended the 8. Demo Day of TechFounders in the famous event location “IsarPost” in Munich. Besides the pitches of 8 upcoming innovative tech startups from the current TechFounders accelerator batch, a keynote speech by Frank Thelen, known from “Höhle der Löwen” and a panel discussion with Felix Haas, Thomas Bachem (Code University), Gerrit Pohl (ADAC) and the two founders Bastian Nominacher (Celonis) and Florian Bachheibl (Volabo) rounded off the program!

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Two TechFounders founders among Capital’s 40 under 40

Since 2007, the business magazine “Capital” publishes a list of the most promising talents from business, politics, and science. In 2018, two TechFounders alumni, Victoria Hauzeneder from blik (picture) and Katharina Kreitz from Vectoflow are among the top 40 talents in the category “founders”. Congratulations!

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7-digit financing for TechFounders alumni startup Parkhere

TechFounders alumni startup “ParkHere” has raised 2,4 Million Euro in its series a financing round. The startup, which participated in TechFounders Batch #3, offers the first self-powered parking sensor. It can be easily installed in any type of road pavement in less than 5 minutes.

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