TUM Start-up Meet & Talk

In this series of events organized by TUMentrepreneurship and TUM Mentoring, TUM alumni provide a look behind the scenes of their young companies. In a relaxed after-work atmosphere, you will gain insights into the beginnings and personal stories of TUM start-ups. Together with the founders, you can openly exchange experiences, stumbling blocks and possible first steps on the topic of founding in a small group. Get a taste of start-up air at the companies on site and let yourself be carried away by the founding spirit of the founding teams.

03.11.2021: Meet & Talk - Insights from Forto

On November 3rd, the TUM community will once again have the chance to get to know a TUM Start-up – Forto and its co-founder and TUM alumnus Michael Wax, up close and ask questions about the start-up and the company´s journey. 

Forto was co-founded in 2016 by the two TUM Alumni Michael Wax (Master Management) and Erik Muttersbach (Master Informatics) with the vision of creating a highly transparent and sustainable digital supply chain. Forto's platform technologies map the entire process flow, from quoting, booking, document management, tracking and tracing to proactive release processing and analysis. The software supports customers by providing greater visibility, insight and control. Recently, the company secured its status as a Start-up Unicorn with a billion US dollar valuation through its latest Series-C funding. Headquartered in Berlin, the company currently employs more than 650 people across 15 locations in Europe and Asia.

A strong founding duo from TUM

As co-founder and CEO, Michael Wax leads the Forto team and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. A true entrepreneur with a strong passion for innovation in global commerce and e-commerce, Michael Wax was already part of the founding team of TUM start-up KONUX, an early pioneer in the field of Industrial IoT.

Erik Muttersbach, co-founder and CTO, is Forto's visionary and technical leader. He is responsible for the Tech, Product and Data teams. Since childhood, Erik Muttersbach has been passionate about exploring new technologies. He founded three B2B companies before co-founding Forto - the first at the age of 19.

At a glance

Date: 03.11.2021, 5.00 p.m.
Location: online event, Zoom
Participation: only possible with TUM Online ID and prior registration (limited places)
Registration until 24.11.2021 under the  following link.

15.07.2021: Meet & Talk - Insights from IDnow

TUM alumnus and mentor Felix Haas (Diploma Electrical Engineering and Information Technology) and co-founder of the Start-up IDnow will kick this new event series off. Felix Haas was awarded TUM Entrepreneur of Excellence in 2019. Since its foundation in 2014, IDnow has become one of the leading specialists for digital identity verification in Europe. Through the IDnow platform, companies can offer their users a simple and fast verification of their identity - in a few minutes and from home. IDnow's vision is to make the connected world a safer place and create mutual trust in an increasingly digital world.

The company now has offices in Germany, the UK and France and works with over 500 customers in the financial services, insurance, eCommerce, sports betting, healthcare or travel and transport sectors, including leading international companies.