XPRENEURS is a 3-month program for high-tech start-ups. We support you to validate your business model, find first customers and secure your first investment.

Get notified for Batch #13
Program

Our main focus

We are keen to work with early-stage start-ups with a strong high-tech focus. Specific technologies of interest are:

  • Aerospace
  • AgTech / FoodTech
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • BioTech / Clean Energy
  • FinTech
  • HealthTech
  • Legal Tech
  • Mobility
  • Quantum
  • Robotics
  • Sustainability / Impact
  • UrbanTech

However, if you are working on a technology-based business that is not included in this list, don't hesitate to apply! We are looking forward to seeing creative and groundbreaking solutions in all technology fields.

Our program is completely free and we do not take any equity!

Get notified so you don't miss our application phase for Batch #13

Applications are currently closed. Batch #12 will run from September 7, 2022 until December 8, 2022. Selection pitches for Batch #12 will take place on August 1-3. Application for Batch #13 starts in December, 2022.

Aerospace

AgTech / FoodTech

AI / Quantum

BioTech / Clean Energy

FinTech

HealthTech

Legal Tech

Mobility

Robotics

Sustainability / Impact

UrbanTech

Not in there

You can still apply :)

Why XPRENEURS

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT.

  • Intense review and development of your business model

  • Weekly 1:1 sessions with the XPRENEURS program team

  • Ongoing exchanges with other founders participating in the program

NETWORK.

  • Matched personal companion supporting your journey

  • Individual mentorship during and after the XPRENEURS program

  • Access to our industry partners and VCs

LEARN.

  • Bi-weekly founder insights provided by experienced entrepreneurs

  • Insights on Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Team etc.

  • Learn by doing approach

PITCH.

  • Intensive pitch and presentation training

  • Making your business understandable for anyone – easy as 123

  • Getting you prepared for the Demo Day where you will meet with potential customers and investors

Q&A Session Batch #12
Recording and Slides

Have a look into our Q&A to learn more about our program.

You can find the slides here.

Recording

XPRENEURS Incubator
Example Curriculum

Start ups
WeekEventsCurriculum
Week 1

Offsite & Kick-off

Calibration Sessions
Week 2

Stand-up Check-in

Funding
Week 3

XCONNECT Mentors & Alumni

Product Development
Week 4

Collaborative XCHANGE

Sales
Week 5

Stand-up Check-in

Sales
Week 6

Stand-up Check-in

Investor Readiness
Week 7

XCONNECT Investors & Business Angels

Pitching
Week 8

Stand-up Check-in

Investor Relations
Week 9

XCURSION

Personal Development
Week 10

Stand-up Check-in

Legal
Week 11

Collaborative XCHANGE

Marketing
Week 12

Stand-up Check-in

Leadership HR & Team
Week 13

Stand-up Check-in

Week 14

XHIBITION / Demo Day

Week 15

Batch Closing

FAQ

How to apply

  • Applications for the XPRENEURS program are currently closed. Batch #12 is running from September 7 until December 8, 2022. Get notified for our next application phase here and be part of XPRENEURS Batch #13.

  • First, we check if your application fulfills the minimum selection criteria for the XPRENEURS program. Then we will rate the different aspects of your application (e.g. product/service, team, or business model). The best 35-40 start-ups will be invited to pitch in front of the team. Finally, we will select 10-20 start-ups to participate in our program.

  • We generally accept start-ups from a wide range of fields. As minimum criteria, we require that your business model is based on a technological innovation, and that you already have a committed founder team with at least one full-time founder (no single founder). You do not need to have an incorporated company yet, but with a strong intent to fund a company. The field of our interest is mostly in the B2B market but on occasion, we also take in teams in the B2C/B2G market if its a strong team.

  • We ask you for some information on the basic cornerstones of your business (e.g. your team, product/service, business model, market). In addition, we also ask you to submit a short informal video introducing your team (max. 2 minutes). Please also upload your up-to-date pitch deck (max. 15 slides).

  • The next application phase for XPRENEURS Batch #13 will start in December, 2022. Get notified for our next application phase here!

  • Selection pitches for Batch #12 will take place on August 1-3, 2022. We will send out acceptance and rejection messages by August 12 at the latest.

About the program

  • To really get all the benefits out of XPRENEURS, it’s required that all of your founder team members commit full-time to your start-up project during the 3-months period of the program. You should be willing and able to engage meaningfully with us in coaching, mentoring and workshop formats throughout the program duration. We know you’re busy building your start-up, so don’t worry - our program is intense, but customized to focus on what you need at the moment to be successful!

  • At XPRENEURS Incubator, your start-up benefits from coachings, workshops, 1:1 sessions with your mentor, our huge network of investor and industry contacts, free office space, exclusive perks from partners like Microsoft, HubSpot and Stripe (up to a total value of $375,000) and the resources of the UnternehmerTUM community in general! All of this is free of charge for you! We also take no equity. Read more about the benefits of our incubation program and learn what our alumni start-ups say here.

  • See our example curriculum above.

  • The program duration is 3 months from Kickoff to our XHIBITION Demo Day. Batch #12 will run from September 7, 2022 - December 8, 2022.

  • Yes, all teams get access to free office space in the co-working area of the brand new Munich Urban Colab (or Garching if you prefer).

  • Many of our start-ups find an investor through our contacts and our Demo Day event. There is also the opportunity to get UnternehmerTUM Prototyping Grants in a total amount of €1,000 to €5,000 per grant. However, XPRENEURS does not give out grants or invest in start-ups.

Our partner programs

XPRENEURS is hosting 5 partner programs, providing access to a total of 100 start-up teams per year across Europe.

Sponsor eit urban mobility
Sponsor eit food
Sponsor scaleup4europe
Partner program weconomy
Partner program deeptech alliance

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Ly Nguyen

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