Apply for the leading B2B accelerator program in Europe


week program


batches per year

Duotone event UDD 2

The Key Program Benefits

Access to Corporates & SMEs

demonstrate your innovation

Our Corporate Partners for upcoming batch include Datev, FESTO, Miele, and Wieland

Tailored Coaching and Mentoring

to tackle your roadblocks

By seasoned serial entrepreneurs, tech experts, business angels, venture capitalists, and experienced industry professionals

Free office Space

in the heart of Munich

We provide office space and support you on all matters of your business

Pitch at Ultimate Demo Day

where your next match is made!

Present your company in front of number of investors, business angels, and business representatives

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Application Process

We offer a unique program to our start-ups – during the 20-week program, you will get intensive trainings and coaching on all kinds of business topics. During the program, we have presence phases once a month of 3-4 days in Munich with trainings and coachings, mentor meetings, pitch nights, and get-togethers.

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  • August 20
    August 20

    Application Phase Opens

  • September 30
    September 30

    Application Phase Closes

  • Oct. - Nov.
    Oct. - Nov.

    Selection Process

    Pre-discussions with potential candidates

    Pitch events with TechFounders & Corporate Partners

  • Early December
    Early December


    Communication of decision to applicants

  • January 18
    January 18

    Kick-off Batch #17

What kind of start-ups are we looking for?

Target Geographics


We accept applications from all around the world

Focus Topics

Solutions to Transform Industries

Please check out our current focus fields below

Target Stages

Seed/Series A

“Late” early stage companies that have at least a working prototype

Exceptional Team

True Gamechangers

We are looking for people who are driven and curious with a big vision

Batch #17 Corporate Partners & Focus Fields

Our partners are looking for start-ups to collaborate with in the following fields


DATEV is a software developer and IT service provider for tax consultants, auditors, and attorneys, as well as their clients. In addition to our members, our clients include companies, municipalities, and institutions. The cooperative’s range of products and services encompasses the fields of accounting, personnel management, business consulting, taxes, enterprise resource planning (ERP), IT services, IT security, and training and consultancy.


NFT & Smart Contract Creation

Innovative solutions/technologies for:

  • No-code platform for NFT minting (utility-based use cases)
  • NFT Marketplace
  • Token Gating

with a function to assign and control access rights.

Agri-Robots for Harvesting

  • Indoor Agricultural Robots for Harvesting and/or Deleafing
  • Software Solution for Indoor Agri-Robots
  • Vision Solution for Agri-Robots
  • High-Tech Greenhouse Automation

Agri-Robots for Monitoring, Spray & Weeding/Dosing

  • Indoor Agricultural Robots for Monitoring & Plant Monitoring
  • Outdoor Robots for Spray & Weeding
  • Robots for specific dosage

Alternative Proteins

  • Food Production via Fermentation
  • New technical approaches to Biological Fermentation for Food Security
  • Algae Production
  • Bacteria/cells for Food Production
  • Food Printing


Festo SE & Co. KG is a worldwide leader in automation and a world market leader in technical training and development. Regarding automation, Festo offers products, systems and services surrounding pneumatic and electrical control and drive technology – whether in the factory or process automation sector. Festo Didactic equips technical training institutes and offers training and consultancy to processing industrial companies.



Miele & Cie. KG is the world’s leading supplier of premium home appliances for kitchen, laundry, and floor care. In addition, Miele Professional offers laundry care, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization solutions for commercial and medical applications. All product offerings are complemented by services – from customer service and cooperation to a wide range of innovation fields.


Energy Improved Kitchen Appliances

  • Smart energy appliances
  • Appliances management systems

Cleaning & Hygiene at Home

  • Cleaning robots
  • Cleaning appliances (washing machines, dishwashers etc.)

Carbon Capture

  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Direct Air Capture
  • Pre-Combustion and Post-Combustion Scrubbing
  • Catalytic Surfaces (furnace exhaust system)
  • Heat Recovery and Reuse


Wieland is one of the world's leading suppliers of semi-finished copper and copper alloy products. With a global network of production sites, service, and trading companies, the company offers a broad product, technology, and service portfolio. From prototype to series production, Wieland develops solutions for automotive, electronics, refrigeration, air conditioning, and other industries.


Can't find a fitting Focus Field?

TechFounders aspires to support technological development globally to ensure not just workplaces and sustainable economic growth, but more importantly a liveable planet for future generations. Therefore, we are giving away additional wildcard spots for our exclusive program.

In the upcoming batch, TechFounders supports start-ups developing disruptive solutions in the fields listed below.

Wildcard spots include all of our usual benefits, such as:

  • intensive coaching and mentoring

  • access to potential partners within our vast network & a spot to pitch at our Demo Day

  • free office space and support & access to our high-tech workshop


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