Meet startups, corporates and investors in the UnternehmerTUM network

Join the international start-up community when it gets together in Munich and explore exciting events from our international partners

International Entrepreneurs’ Night

14th of July 2020

Join us for the upcoming Singapore edition of the International Entrepreneurs’ Night! Prepare yourself for a night with discussions on how we can make our cities more sustainable, smarter and liveable. 

International Startup Events in Munich

MUST Summit


MUST – The Munich Summit is an annual 2-day event, bringing together cutting-edge science and technology start-ups with industry leaders and investors, initiated by Munich’s top university centers for entrepreneurship.


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International Entrepreneurs' Night

Munich, 14th July 2020

With a strong focus on Smart Cities UnternehmerTUM’s International Entrepreneurs’ Night features international role model metropoles that share their take on innovation and liveable cities.

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Bits & Pretzels

Munich, 27th Sep to 2nd Oct 2020

Bits & Pretzels is a founders festival that connects more than 5.000 start-up enthusiasts with successful Speakers and Table Captains like the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, Evernote or Zendesk. 

This year it extends to 6 days with live-sessions from 5 top-hotspots of the tech-industry.

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Next Events from our Partners

The Trade Fair Promotion Program


Subsidized program for young innovative start-ups that want to establish business contacts and join the platform for marketing their products in new global markets.

Apply until 31st December, 2023

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Deutsch-Französischer Wirtschaftspreis

Paris, 9th Dec 2019

The French-German Business Prize is awarded every two years to German and French companies that carry out successful cooperation projects.

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Trade Fair Participation Program


Bayern International and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs offer Bavarian SMEs the opportunity to present themselves within a joint booth at trade fairs around the globe.


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Past Events

BE5 Hack Challenge - BE5


It is the first HackChallenge ever that starts with a guided ideation phase, where you will create new innovative approaches, products, services, and processes for the built environment using a wide variety of technologies.  


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Singapore, 11th-15th November 2019

SWITCH brings together individuals and organisations of technology and innovation, and will feature exhibitions, conferences, workshops and activities about open innovation.

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Next Step Asia

Tokyo & Singapore, 25th Oct- 1st Nov 2019

German start-ups will immerse in Southeast Asia’s leading start-up hub, Singapore, and deep dive into Japan’s hotbed of innovations to scale-up in the space of deep tech.

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European Capital of Innovation – iCapital Awards

Munich, 17th Oct 2019

The 6 winning cities, competing to receive up to €1 million to scale up their local innovation activities, have been announced. The cities are Antwerp, Bristol, Espoo, Glasgow, Nantes and Rotterdam.

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The Hague, 4th–5th June 2019

A high-energy, big-idea event, gathering the world’s top most inspiring entrepreneurs around five innovation sectors: Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water.

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Global Entrepreneurship School

Queretaro, Shangai, Cape Town & Munich

Develop impact solutions on the topic “Oceans & Waters”. This program will enable you to access entrepreneurial opportunities through perspective of both impact and business.


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Next Step Asia

Singapore & Hong Kong

German start-ups will immerse in Asia’s leading business hubs, gaining valuable Southeast Asian market insights, and exploring business opportunities.

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Amsterdam, 17th – 23rd June 2019

Policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, civil servants, students, artists and active citizens will exchange experiences and make the city of the future together.

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GOB2B Munich

In cooperation with UnternehmerTUM, GoB2B Munich organises workshops and training sessions for Danish entrepreneurs providing them with essential skills, knowledge and tools to collaborate with potential German partners.       

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European Start-up Festival

Turin, 21st–23rd September 2018

The European Start-up Festival is an inspirational 2-day event (+ a fun Sunday with a city tour) that connects start-ups with investors, incubators and accelerators.



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TechFest Munich


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#techfestmunich is the fusion of technology and creative spirit: #tech, #design and #science. Get schwifty and create the unthinkable – for the world you want to live in. #crazy over normal        

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Year of the x

Munich, 18th April 2018

The innovation festival that will allow you to meet global change makers & cutting edge technologies! It is a platform for global change makers to empower digital innovation and social impact.


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Trade & Connectivity Challenge

Singapore, 12th July 2019

For this edition, Slingshot @ SWITCH is introducing the Trade and Connectivity Challenge. Get to pitch your idea and meet investors, corporates, and serial entrepreneurs.

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Munich Night

NewWerktheater Amsterdam, 19th June 2019

Munich will be present in the programme of WeMakeTheCity Amsterdam with the main topics of mobility, climate protection, culture and creative industries. 

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Celebrating Innovation

Berlin, 21st May 2019

German Accelerator supports high-potential German startups in successfully entering the U.S. and Southeast Asian markets. This event is an opportunity to get insights, join the community and meet the team.


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CLIMB @thecamp Season #2

Aix-en-Provence, 10th Sept–10th Dec 2018

Climb@thecamp is a 3-month tailored program in the heart of Provence for early-stage entrepreneurs that want to shape the future of food and mobility.                                                        

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PIER71-Smart Port Challenge

Singapore, 6th June–November 2018

Call for start-ups to tackle pressing challenges identified by the maritime corporates with their technologies. Teams will meet and pitch to win cash prizes up to $10,000.


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NITRO Acceleration Scheme

Vienna, 17th September 2018

Come and learn from international experts how to scale your start-up in Europe. Join the final workshop in Vienna on Sptember 17th. Get ready to bring your start-up to the next level!


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1st French German Women Forum

Berlin, 6th July 2018

Leadership & Diversity: well-known speakers will discuss the position of women, their know-how and leading role in organisations and society.



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NITRO Acceleration Scheme

Sophia Antipolis, Munich and Vienna

Come and learn from international experts how to scale your startup in Europe. Get all the questions about HR, market entry and funding answered you never dared to ask! Get ready to bring your start-up to the next level! 

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French-German Women Forum


HEC Paris in cooperation with UnternehmerTUM & BayFrance organises the second edition of the French – German Women Forum: “Entrepreneurship: Technology, Finance and Culture in France and Germany”.

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Startupfest Canada

Montréal, 10th–14th July 2018

Canada’s largest start-up event, for aspiring founders, ground-breaking innovators and veteran entrepreneurs from around the world.


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Viva Technology

Paris, 16th-18th May 2019

VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.

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Entrepreneurship Competition

Berlin & Shenzhen

The competition connects foreign start-ups to China’s hi-tech industry. This is a unique opportunity to explore business opportunities in the “Silicon Valley” of Asia.



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EUTOP50 Competition

Brussels, 26th November 2018

25 winners will participate in the mentorship programme of Europe`s Future Innovation Leaders, win cash and enjoy more benefits from EUTOP50 ‘s partners.

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"Connect Visions to Solutions"


Start-up contest: if you have innovative ideas and business models in the field of intelligent infrastructure and you are ready to implement it, submit your idea and win 4.000 EUR.


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Green Business for Future Cities

Munich, 25th July 2018

E-Nigh is focused on Smart Cities, start-ups, investors, industry partners and like-minded people meet and discuss how to design the cities of the future.


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Smart Nation Innovations Week

Singapore, 2nd–7th June 2018

Will welcome more than 20,000 guests across different communities to learn about disruptive tech, and celebrate the success of young innovators.                                                                    


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Access2Europe Programme

Paris, October–December 2018

The French-German Chamber of Commerce is looking for the second batch of European start-ups for its Access2Europe programme hosted by the HEC Incubator at Station F.


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