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The Key Program Benefits

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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  • March 2023
    March 2023

    Application Phase Opens

  • April 23, 2023
    April 23, 2023

    Application Phase Closes

  • Apr - May 2023
    Apr - May 2023

    Selection Process

    Pre-discussions with potential candidates

    Pitch events with TechFounders & Corporate Partners

  • June 2023
    June 2023


    Communication of decision to applicants

  • July 2023
    July 2023

    Kick-off Batch #18

What kind of start-ups are we looking for?

Batch #18 Pilot Project Partners & Focus Fields

Find here the Pilot Project Partners for the Batch #18 and the descriptions of the focus fields


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.


Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Volume-optimized reusable packaging solutions for industrial use and international shipping to avoid disposable packaging.

Primary Focus Technologies include:

  • Sustainable packaging materials
  • Deposit systems
  • Tracker technologies

Smart Domestic Appliance Innovations

Connectivity technologies that can be adapted for household use/smart home environment.

Primary Focus Technologies include:

  • Cooking Assistance Technologies
  • Inventory Management
  • Appliance Control
  • UWB Technology
  • Bluetooth & Wifi Connectivity

Foreign Object Detection

Foreign object detection innovations for the industrial environment to improve product quality and quality control processes.

Primary Focus Technologies include:

  • Automated Quality Control
  • Reliable Anomaly Detection
  • Optical Sensors


WACKER is a globally active company with state-of-the-art specialty chemical products found in countless everyday items, ranging from cosmetic powders to solar cells. WACKER’s portfolio includes over 3,200 products supplied in over 100 countries


Our Wildcard Focus Fields

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 reserve additional wildcard spots for our exclusive program.

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

APPLY HERE as a Wildcard

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