we empower students to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey and be the seeding ground for new success stories.

connecting

creating

empowering

inspiring

uniting

connecting

munich's student

entrepreneurs

start is a place for

the next gen of innovators

We’re a part of the sprawling START Network. This interconnection multiplies our potential across the world, allowing us to draw inspiration from diverse cultures, share insights, and create an ecosystem that nurtures collective progress.

16

Cities

11

Countries

+500

Members

global-community

Barcelona

Lisbon

maastricht

nuremberg

Lausanne

Vaduz

Helsinki

berlin

st. gallen

stuttgart

hamburg

paris

Bogotá

Quito

Lima

munich

Barcelona

Lisbon

maastricht

nuremberg

Lausanne

Vaduz

Helsinki

berlin

st. gallen

stuttgart

hamburg

paris

Bogotá

Quito

Lima

munich

we host events

road to
start summit

Our annual pitching competition that brings the most innovative early stage startups on one stage. They pitch for a monetary prize and a chance to pitch in front of 6000+ people at the entrepreneurship conference START Summit.

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we host events

road to
start hack

Road to START Hack is your chance to get your hands dirty and participate in an entrepreneurial hackathon. Together with our carefully selected partners, we bring you multiple challenges where you can get creative and showcase your creativity.

join waiting list
we host events

start
sprint

The START Sprint is an exclusive event format for the new joiners to our community and what makes our onboarding experience unique. Through a serries of workshops our new STARTies get build their own startup, from idea to a functionable MVP.

join waiting list
we host events

road to
start summit

Our annual pitching competition that brings the most innovative early stage startups on one stage. They pitch for a monetary prize and a chance to pitch in front of 6000+ people at the entrepreneurship conference START Summit.

learn morejoin waiting list
we host events

road to
start hack

Road to START Hack is your chance to get your hands dirty and participate in an entrepreneurial hackathon. Together with our carefully selected partners, we bring you multiple challenges where you can get creative and showcase your creativity.

learn morejoin waiting list
we host events

start
sprint

The START Sprint is an exclusive event format for the new joiners to our community and what makes our onboarding experience unique. Through a serries of workshops our new STARTies get build their own startup, from idea to a functionable MVP.

learn morejoin waiting list
we host events

road to
start summit

Our annual pitching competition that brings the most innovative early stage startups on one stage. They pitch for a monetary prize and a chance to pitch in front of 6000+ people at the entrepreneurship conference START Summit.

learn morejoin waiting list
we host events

road to
start hack

Road to START Hack is your chance to get your hands dirty and participate in an entrepreneurial hackathon. Together with our carefully selected partners, we bring you multiple challenges where you can get creative and showcase your creativity.

learn morejoin waiting list
we host events

start
sprint

The START Sprint is an exclusive event format for the new joiners to our community and what makes our onboarding experience unique. Through a serries of workshops our new STARTies get build their own startup, from idea to a functionable MVP.

learn morejoin waiting list
take the next step in your

entrepreneurial

journey

40+

events per year for our community

250+

members in munich

8500+

social media followers

1.5b €

raised by alumni startups

For Students

For partners

words of former starties

what our alumni say

"At START Munich, I laid the foundation for my current network. From this starting point, I built several companies, invested in more than 80 start-ups and helped set up Bits & Pretzels."

Felix Haas
Co-Founder IDnow,
Host Bits & Pretzels

"Before we founded Freeletics, START Munich - in addition to CDTM - gave my co-founder and me the ideal opportunity to make first contacts in the Munich startup scene."

Joshua Cornelius
Co-Founder, Freeletics

"The insights and connections I made at START Munich are immeasurable. They led to the inception of finway, finding co-founders and meeting future investors."

Jennifer Dussilek
Co-Founder, Finway
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frequently asked questions

My background is not in business, can I still join?

Of course, our members come from a variety of fields, not just from business backgrounds.

Do I have to have a startup to join?

No. You should have an intrinsic motivation towards entrepreneurship topics, a hands on mentality and willingness to learn.

I’m not a student in Munich, can I still join START Munich?

No, to become a member, you need to be a student enrolled in one of the universities in Munich. You are, however, very welcome to join one of our public events or collaborate with us.

How active is the community?

We prioritize an active and lively community by organizing over 40 events and community meetups, as well as working in smaller groups on various projects.

How can I benefit from joining START Munich?

You will get immersed into the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and find a community of like-minded, highly motivated and inspiring students that quickly become good friends. We have frequent event formats where you will gain new skills and insights and tackle hands-on challenges. As an active member you will join one of our departments, where you have additional opportunities to gain new skills and carry out projects.

What are the tasks I have to do as a member?

You will choose one of our departments to become an active member and take on different projects. By doing this, you will have a chance to practice proactive project management and execution, and develop new department specific hard skills like building automations, designing a marketing campaign, partner acquisition, event organization or recruiting of new members.

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We are happy to connect with students passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship of all backgrounds, as well as partners open to collaboration with driven students and looking for stellar talent in Munich’s ecosystem.

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