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“The work done at XPRENEURS has made a lasting impression on us”

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As Europe’s #1-ranked entrepreneurship ecosystem, UnternehmerTUM and the Technical University of Munich produce more start-ups than any other university in Germany. UnternehmerTUM offers start-ups comprehensive services from the initial idea to the IPO. A team of over 350 employees supports the company's establishment, market entry, and financing – including venture capital.

XPRENEURS, UnternehmerTUM’s incubation program for high-tech start-ups on their way from initial customer interest to market entry, plays a central role in this. XPRENEURS supports young founders in validating their business model, finding their first customers and securing initial investments.

Stadtsparkasse München has now closed a cooperation agreement with XPRENEURS and supports the program as a sponsoring partner.

„The work done at XPRENEURS has made a lasting impression on us. Start-ups here find a mix of access to industry experts, mentors and potential customers and investors that is unique in Germany”, says Stefan Schindler, Head of the StartUp-Center at Stadtsparkasse München.

Board member Stefan Hattenkofer adds: „We are delighted to be able to contribute to this with our support.”

Barbara Mehner, Managing Partner of XPRENEURS, says: “Only together with strong partners like Stadtsparkasse München, we can create a flourishing ecosystem. They bring the expertise and network our start-ups need to get into the market.”

The partnership with XPRENEURS is part of a comprehensive public benefit package from Stadtsparkasse München. On the occasion of its 200th anniversary, it is spending a total of around 13.5 million euros for the common good in Munich, of which around 3.5 million euros is for sponsorship projects. One of these projects is the sponsorship of XPRENEURS. This sponsorship from Stadtsparkasse München helps XPRENEURS to support even more start-ups in the future and thus increase their positive impact.

Stadtsparkasse has always supported local charitable organizations and projects and is committed to initiatives that contribute to securing the future.

Stadtsparkasse München was founded in 1824 and is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. With an average balance sheet total of 22.9 billion euros, the institution is the fourth-largest savings bank in Germany. In the 2023 financial year, the financial institution achieved an annual result of 48 million euros. In Munich, the financial institution is the market leader in private and corporate customer business. Stadtsparkasse München employs 2,316 people, 245 of whom are trainees. The financial institution is particularly committed to social and cultural issues in the city of Munich. With, it operates the online donation platform (as of 31.12.2023).

Written by

Barbara Mehner

Dr. Barbara Mehner

Managing Partner