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We are excited to announce that TechFounders is partnering with a multinational chemical company Wacker Chemie AG for the upcoming batch. WACKER is a technological leader in numerous fields and industries, with their wide range of state-of-the-art specialty products.

WACKER joins the TechFounders program as a corporate partner for the upcoming Batch #14, which will kick-off in July 2021. For this batch, WACKER is particularly interested in startups that are developing innovative solutions for manufacturing automation processes. By collaborating with promising tech startups, WACKER anticipates to tap the startup ecosystem and incorporate disruptive technologies. In addition, they will provide a valuable contribution to society by supporting young companies.


“We at WACKER believe that cooperating with startups is key to establish our position as a technological leader in the chemical industry”, says WACKER’s CIO and CDO Dirk Ramhorst. “Developing next-generation operating models and redefining the technological landscape by embracing the potential of digital technologies is at the core of our innovation agenda. Furthermore, we want to support entrepreneurs and offer them our know-how to drive future economic growth and innovation in Germany and beyond.”


With a workforce of 14,300 employees, WACKER posted sales of €4.69 billion in 2020. The company currently operates 26 production sites and sells over 3,200 products to more than 3,500 customers around the world. WACKER will join the upcoming batch along with the other TechFounders corporate partners: ALDI Nord, Festo, Knorr-Bremse, and Miele.

We are happy to have Wacker Chemie AG on board and are looking forward to the partnership! Learn more about WACKER on their website:

Read the official press release about the partnership here: Press release in English & Press release in German

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