Our Mentors

Mentors have an incredible impact on entrepreneurs. Our mentors work with start-ups on a voluntary basis sharing their knowledge, guidance and network with our teams in order to provide the most appropriate and relevant support.

It’s your chance to give back – to support the start-up ecosystem and openly share your expertise with teams you believe in.

Join us as a mentor at XPRENEURS and become part of the UnternehmerTUM ecosystem!

What mentorship means for our mentors

Felix krohn

Mentor, Business Angel, Speaker

Munich’s start-up ecosystem is developing wonderfully. I am really proud to mentor the XPRENEURS start-ups in my field of expertise to help specifically with SaaS, AI, Go-to-market, business modelling and value proposition.

Felix Krohn – Chief Transformation Officer, Aareon Group

Dr Johanna Braun

Mentor, Coach, Innovator

Mentoring is creative thinking, trustful conversations and venturing out into new directions.

Dr. Johanna Braun – Innovation & Sustainability Consultant

Stephan wiesener

Mentor, Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur

I mentor because supporting amazing teams gives back such energy and positive vibes.

It is extremely gratifying to pass on knowledge and help shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovation.

Stephan Wiesner – Co-Founder Apaleo, Co-Founder conject, now Oracle

What mentorship means for our start-ups

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The network is super valuable! We got exposure and connections to new possible customers in industries, that we didn't think about before. Experts helped us refine our business model and prevent mistakes.

Fabian Oberndorfer, Felix Wassmann, Issac Kargar – Founders, SUPPLYZ Batch #11

Veronika Riederle

CEO & CO-Founder

XPRENEURS provided us with a strong network of entrepreneurs and mentors who played an essential role in building our company, often at crucial moments.

Veronika Riederle – Founder, Demodesk Batch #2

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XPRENEURS helped us to get access to great mentors and investors. We really loved the high-quality of the workshops and expert sessions.

Flora Geske, Nicholas Wolf, Vanessa Theel – Founders, SUMM Batch #11

Federico Acosta

CEO & CO-Founder

In decisive moments, our mentors showed us the right path to make the most out of our project and products.

Even after the XPRENEURS program, we continue to benefit from their support and advice.

Federico Acosta – Founder, Custom Surgical Batch #7

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The XPRENEURS team has always been very proactive in helping the start-ups in their particular stages and the active exchange with mentors, companies, and other start-ups have facilitated great synergies. If you’re looking for a high-energy, supportive, and fun program to work alongside other motivated entrepreneurs - XPRENEURS is the perfect program.

Lorenz Hetzel, Gyri Reiersen, Till Wiechmann, Fabian Sinn – Founders, Tanso Batch #10

Daniel Tyoschitz

CEO & CO-Founder

Our companion was not only a great devil's advocate and helped us to identify pitfalls. He also helped us to develop new features for our product.

His intrinsic motivation made the collaboration extremely productive and fun for both sides and we will keep in touch after the program.

Daniel Tyoschitz – CEO & Co-Founder, AWAKE Mobility Batch #8

Our VCs

We have a strong network to VCs and Business Angels. More than 60% of our start-ups received professional funding leading to more than €987+ M in venture capital raised by our teams.

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 Open Ocean
Vc picus
Vc project a
Vc Speedinvest
Vc Target Partners
Vc UVC Partners
Vc Vsquared Ventures
Vc worldfund
Vc 468 capital

TUM Venture Labs
Domain specific expertise

TUM Venture Labs are a joint initiative between UnternehmerTUM and Technical University Munich to increase the quality and quantity of scalable technology spin-offs and ventures in the region by a factor of ten. These entrepreneurial innovation hubs foster tech-based business creation at the interfaces of engineering, natural, life sciences, data sciences and medicine.

They offer an entire ecosystem with the necessary development environments for scientists and students on their entrepreneurial journey in the most promising technology domains.

Our role at TUM Venture Labs

  • Incubate the most mature and promising teams from the Venture Labs

  • Building strong teams with more than 5 years of experience and a strong record when it comes to VC investments

  • Supporting the teams on their way from MVP to market entry - supported by the Managing Directors of the respective Venture Lab

Contact Barbara directly or any of the TUM Venture Lab Managing Directors if you are interested in joining XPRENEURS.


Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

Reach out to Christine

Or are you interested as an investor?

Reach out to Linda