Financial Times ranking

UnternehmerTUM is Europe's best start-up hub

Award for TUM's entrepreneurship ecosystem: The Financial Times has named UnternehmerTUM as the best start-up hub in Europe, scoring particularly well with its strong network. Other international media have also drawn attention to TUM's entrepreneurship successes.

Start-up team building a prototype. Astrid Eckert / TUM
UnternehmerTUM supports start-ups with programs precisely tailored to the phases of founding.

In the Financial Times' "Europe's Leading Start-Up Hubs" ranking, UnternehmerTUMis at the top of 125 European start-up hubs, followed by Hexa in Brussels and the British SETsquared, which is associated with six universities.

The Financial Times emphasizes UnternehmerTUM's strong network, which includes large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, investors, international research institutions and politicians. Another strength is that TUM students can take part in UnternehmerTUM courses as part of their degree programs.

The newspaper, in collaboration with the data company Statista, surveyed graduates of the start-up centers as well as investors, entrepreneurs and academics for the ranking. The success of the start-ups was also assessed.

Challenger to Silicon Valley

Other international media such as The Tech, a magazine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Sifted, the best-known European start-up magazine, have also portrayed the TUM ecosystem in recent weeks. Together with Austin, Sifted covers Munich as the world's most interesting challenger to Silicon Valley and the "fast-growing new kids on the block".

More than 70 start-ups a year

Every year, more than 70 technology-oriented companies are founded at TUM. TUM and UnternehmerTUM support start-ups with programs that are precisely tailored to the individual phases of founding - from the conception of a business model to management training, from market entry to a possible IPO. The TUM Venture Labs offer start-up teams from major technology fields an entire ecosystem in direct connection with research. Up to 30 teams can use the TUM Incubator to prepare for the launch of their company. UnternehmerTUM invests in promising technology companies with its own venture capital fund and offers the MakerSpace, a 1,500 square meter high-tech workshop for prototyping.

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