Successful start-ups: our role models

From Carl Linde’s trailblazing invention for technical cooling to high-tech start-ups valued in the billions: successful entrepreneurs from the annals of TUM inspire the founders of tomorrow.

Entrepreneurs under National Socialism

In an earlier version of this website, Wilhelm Messerschmidt and Claude Dornier were designated as founding pioneers of this university due to their engineering achievements. During the Second World War, their companies built fighter aircraft also using forced labor and concentration camp internees, many of whom died in the process.

In May 2023, TUM tasked a commission with developing recommendations for the future treatment of individuals from the era of National Socialism.
More on the history of TH München in the Third Reich