We support strong, early-stage start-ups transforming technology into traction.
Validate your business model, find your first customers and secure your first investment.


start-ups incubated since May 2017


people are employed by all teams

€ 1.3+ Bn

are raised by our teams

Xpreneurs start ups

This is XPRENEURS Batch #13


start-ups in application funnel


teams were selected to pitch


start-ups were accepted


start-ups in XLab Track


start-ups in Built Environment Track


start-ups in Legal Tech Colab

Delta Orbit



DeltaOrbit builds the next generation of in-space rocket engines.



Sustainability / Impact

With the ready-to-use flight controller for hydrofoilboats, Oceanflight enables customers to make fast development progress from scratch to product.

We're hiring

Network Manager Incubation (m/f/x)

Do you want to be actively involved in fostering the start-ups of tomorrow and build an outstanding network with the brightest entrepreneurs, industry decision makers, investors and other key players in the start-up scene? Then join our team as a Network Manager Incubation (m/f/x).

Apply now as Network Manager Incubation (m/f/x)

Venture Consultant Food & Agritech Incubation (m/f/x)

Work with the most exciting Food & Agritech start-ups and take an active role in developing sustainable business models. Apply now and develop your entrepreneurial career at XPRENEURS.

Apply now as Venture Consultant Food & Agritech Incubation (m/f/x)

€ 1 billion funding raised by XPRENEURS start-ups

Wow this is just amazing! Our start-ups have hit the € 1 billion mark in funding!

With the latest funding news, we've now reached this extraordinary milestone. With this great sum, we would like to say thank you to all start-ups, mentors, partners and sponsors.

Read more here

2022 was an exciting and special year for XPRENEURS with new partnerships, more exciting event formats, new initiatives, more marketing activities, new tailored tracks for our program, stronger connections to our alumni, massive growth in our mentor pool and VC network, our 5th anniversary, and a fantastic Ultimate Demo Day with around 600 guests and about 60 start-ups.

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We connect you with the right
Venture Capital Partners

Our teams benefit from our broad network of VCs and Business Angels.


successful exits to date

€ 1.3+ Bn

are raised by our teams

> 69%

participants receive funding from professional VCs

Vc 10x Group
Vc Acton Capital Partners
Vc alstin capital
Vc Atlantic Labs
Vc Auxxo
Vc Bayern Kapital
Vc btov
Vc burda principal investments
Vc Capnamic
Vc cherry ventures
Vc coparion
Vc Earlybird
Vc Freigeist
Vc Hightech Gruenderfonds
Vc hv capital
Vc Initiative for Industrial Innovators
Vc Join Capital
Vc Lakestar
Vc matterwave ventures
Vc nauta capital
Vc nemetschek
Vc picus
Vc project a
Vc Speedinvest
Vc Target Partners
Vc UVC Partners
Vc via ID
Vc Vsquared Ventures
Vc worldfund
Vc 468 capital

We are constantly striving to increase diversity in our teams


international teams


teams with female founders

This is how we support female founders

Women in Germany found start-ups less frequently and often get stuck in the first stages of founding. This is something we want to change.

With the UnternehmerTUM Female Founders Office Hours initiative, we at XPRENEURS support female founders through these early stages:

  • With the help of high-quality feedback and
  • mentoring from top level experts in various areas.

We are supported in this mission by strong partners such as UVC, Women Start-up, and Nauta Capital, who offer office hours alongside XPRENEURS.

Are you a female founder and need support? Book a session via typeform with our experts. We are looking forward to supporting you!

Book your session now


Female founders

Our sponsors

Vc burda principal investments
Sponsor nemetschek
Sponsor KPMG
Sponsor uvc partners
Vc Bayern Kapital
Sponsor eit um
Sponsor eit food

About UnternehmerTUM

XPRENEURS is part of UnternehmerTUM, Europe's largest center for start-ups and innovation. Our broad ecosystem enables us to incubate the strongest teams.

Your success is our mission.
These are our stories.

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Diversity Start-up Night

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Highlights from the Diversity Start-up Night

On May 10, 2023, XPRENEURS, Nauta Capital & UVC Partners in cooperation with Speedinvest, Bayerisches Wirtschaftsministerium & Gründerland Bayern hosted the Diversity Start-up Night at the Munich Urban Colab. Founders, investors and other important players in the ecosystem came together to speak about how barriers can be overcome and what needs to be done to foster more diversity in the start-up ecosystem.

Batch 13

Batch #13 - Let’s kick it off!

We're thrilled to announce one of the largest batches in XPRENEURS history: Batch #13! Out of a total of 259 start-ups in our application funnel, we chose 45 teams to pitch in 5 days. Now, we’re proud to present the 24 start-ups that made it into Batch #13.

Dr Josef Boeck Nemetschek Innovationsstiftung Tanja Kufner Nemetschek Group Prof Dr Helmut Schoenenberger CEO at Munich Urban Colab Copyright Charlotte Karsch

Nemetschek Group sponsors XPRENEURS Incubator Track at UnternehmerTUM to Drive Innovation in the Construction Industry

The Nemetschek Group, a leading global provider of software for the AEC/O and media & entertainment industries, is sponsoring a track within the XPRENEURS program at UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s leading center for innovation and business creation at Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Statistics Batch 13

New Tracks, New Trends: Statistics XPRENEURS Applications Batch #13

New tracks, new trends and more exciting insights into our application phase of Batch #13. After successfully implementing two new tailored tracks into our program that are specifically targeted at different groups, we can now share the statistics of our application phase and already give first insights into what the new and one of largest batches in XPRENEURS history might look like.


Fostering start-ups from the Legal Tech sector

In a new track of our incubation program, XPRENEURS and the Legal Tech Colab support start-ups that use cutting edge technology to revolutionize the legal profession.

Female Founders

Empowering Female Founders

With our new Batch #12, we were able to achieve a goal of which we are particularly proud. Among our 17 teams from various industries, we have 6 start-ups with female founders!

Startup rocket

Say hi to XPRENEURS Batch #12

We're thrilled to announce our XPRENEURS Batch #12! Out of a total of 257 applications, 17 teams made it. Last week, we watched 33 start-ups pitching their ideas. Together with the TUM Venture Labs we selected these amazing teams for Batch #12.

Statistic Batch 12

Trends and Statistics XPRENEURS Applications Batch #12

Application phase of Batch #12 was a great success: Overall, the number of applications has increased. Fortunately, there were also more applications from female founders compared to Batch #11. In addition trends in certain industries and technologies could be spotted.

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XPRENEURS Incubator Partners with Burda’s Growth Capital Arm Burda Principal Investments

BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI) and UnternehmerTUM have entered into a partnership: The growth capital arm of media and technology company Hubert Burda Media and Europe’s leading Center for Innovation and Business Creation at Technical University of Munich (TUM) have started a cooperation to promote a strong network between start-ups, the incubator, and the business community. With the partnership, they want to jointly foster innovation and promote growth for exciting new start-ups.

Deep Driev Protoype

DeepDrive – Rethinking electric mobility

DeepDrive provides high-tech solutions to the e-mobility space to make EVs more efficient, sustainable and affordable.