TUM Female Founders

At TUM Female Founders, we address the challenges and opportunities that women in particular face on their path to founding a company. We offer a community and program content that supports female founders in every phase of their start-up process.

Are you a student, scientist or alumna of TUM and have a technology-based business idea, or are you already in the middle of founding a startup? Whether you are just starting out or are in the process of realizing your start-up project - we offer you inspiration, support and a community of like-minded women who encourage and strengthen each other. Our mission is to provide you, as a female founder, with the tools and network you need to realize your entrepreneurial dreams.

We encourage and support women with a unique combination of exclusive qualification offers, inspiring networking events and targeted mentorship. As part of TUM Entrepreneurship's comprehensive offering, you will benefit from first-class support and partnerships in the Munich ecosystem that are specifically designed to support and guide women on their entrepreneurial journey.

In addition to these exclusive offers, as a TUM member you will of course have access to the full range of start-up services offered by the TU Munich, UnternehmerTUM and the TUM Venture Labs. Take advantage of the numerous resources and programs to accompany your company from the idea to successful implementation.

Become part of our dynamic community and shape the future of entrepreneurship - innovatively, confidently and successfully. Together we break barriers and set new standards for female founders.

Diversity not only helps with success, it is a basic prerequisite for it. Especially in industries such as automotive, this change of mindset is urgently needed - we can only benefit from it.

TUM Female Founders

Our support services

Exclusive qualification offers

Deepen your knowledge and expand your skills with customized workshops and seminars designed specifically for female founders. We offer recurring workshops on the following topics at regular intervals: Communication Training, Pitch Training, Financing, Sales, Impostor Sydrome and workshops specifically tailored to their needs.

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Network events

Make valuable contacts within our extensive ecosystem of TUM, UnternehmerTUM and the TUM Venture Labs and exchange ideas with other successful female entrepreneurs. Our community events offer you the perfect platform to expand your network and forge new partnerships.

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Benefit from the experience and knowledge of our mentors, who are on hand with advice and support to help you on your way. The mentor pool of experienced female founders and businesswomen is available to you both for individual coaching sessions and for longer mentorship support. 

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Female Entrepreneurship

External support services


EXIST-Women is a funding program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) for the qualification of female founders. In addition to small financial support for the scholarship holders and special qualification offers, the program offers accompanying mentoring by experienced experts from the business world.

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To bring about real change (in the startup world), we need role models of all genders who speak openly about the compatibility of startups and care work as well as diversity. It is up to all of us to stand up loud and clear for our needs and initiate change step by step.

Co-founder of guud GmbH & former TUM start-up consultant

Advancement of women

Further points of contact for women

Women Start-up

With the Women Start-up initiative, UnternehmerTUM aims to inspire and motivate women for the topics of start-ups and technology. They help to identify talent, provide training for founding a start-up and support the entrepreneurial path with advice and assistance.

Diversity staff unit

The Diversity & Equal Opportunities Office is a central unit at TUM that plays a key role in developing, shaping and supporting the Gender & Diversity Strategy. Among other things, it offers a comprehensive range of information, advice and services for all TUM employees on the subject of work/study and family.

Women of TUM

Women of TUM is an inclusive and dynamic network that is growing rapidly and connects women* across disciplines and national borders. With over 19,000 female students, 130 female professors and 40,000 female alumnae, the network offers a platform for exchange and inspiration.

Contact us

Do you have any further questions? Or would you like to discuss our offers? Then please feel free to contact us.
TUM Entrepreneurship // Project Management Diversity & Sustainability Dr. Katharina Owen +49 1520 241 74 19 Katharina.owenspam prevention@tum.de