Our corporate partners are leading companies that are looking for future partners, suppliers and portfolio companies. Through TechFounders, corporations get in touch with startups that may innovate their business. By collaborating with promising tech startups, our partners get new innovative impulses, promote entrepreneurial thinking internally while simultaneously providing a valuable contribution to society.
As a corporate partner, you get direct access to the most promising tech startups in your industry. Through the collaboration projects, our corporate partners help our startups with mentoring, hardware, development tools, resources and their network.
This collaboration is often challenging, but we know how to deal with it.
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Currently, our corporate partners are ALDI Nord & ALDI SÜD, Festo, Knorr-Bremse and Miele. Find out more why they love working with us.
We connect our corporate partners with the most promising tech-startups in their innovation fields. Parallel to the 20-week TechFounders accelerator program, these carefully selected startups conduct a pilot project with our corporate partners.
Early view on developments in the startup ecosystem and to innovative technology
Global network, thorough and diligent scouting process
Access to the most promising tech startups in your innovation fields
Excellent reputation and attractive program-setup
Fast-tracked co-development and testing of five specific innovative solutions per year
All-round support during scouting and program phase
Branding & Public Relations
Internally, externally, in the media and at TechFounders and UnternehmerTUM events
“Innovation, inspiration and enthusiasm – this is what Festo is known for, as a technology leader and constantly learning and developing company. This is why we work together with TechFounders, to invest in the future and to create space for startups to develop innovative ideas and business models.”
Dr. Eberhard Veit
Advisor of the management of FESTO AG
“We are delighted that the partnership gives us the opportunity to support innovative startups and ideally find together new marketable packaging solutions. At the same time, as an established company, ALDI is dependent on innovative ideas to remain well positioned in the area of sustainability in the future.”
Group Buying Director bei ALDI SÜD,
verantwortlich für Qualitätswesen & Corporate Responsibility
“At ALDI Nord, the inventor of discount, we have a bold ambition to keep reinventing ourselves and the discount principle. In strong partnerships, like the one we have with TechFounders, we seek to drive a more responsible future of the retail industry and foster sustainable startup solutions.”
Dr. Nora Verfürth
Director Corporate Responsibility Quality Assurance (CRQA) International
bei ALDI Nord
"Entrepreneurship and technological excellence are core values of Knorr-Bremse. We are excited to collaborate with TechFounders and innovative startups on new ideas."
Dr. Peter Laier
Member of the Board, Knorr-Bemse AG
"At Miele, we combine groundbreaking innovation with classical values such as quality and performance. TechFounders helps us to find creative startups to accompany us on our way. To all startups out there: Let us join forces to shape the future and grow together – to our mutual benefit!"
Dr. Stefan Breit
Executive Director Technology for the Miele Group