Munich: Europe’s Paradise for Tech Startups
In recent years, Munich has seen an unprecedented accumulation of talent, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit in a compact and highly successful deep-tech ecosystem. At the epicenter of this ecosystem is the city’s unique UnternehmerTUM innovation center.
This DLD Summer session brings together FlixBus founder Jochen Engert, Konux co-founder Maximilian Hasler and Helmut Schönenberger, the driving force behind UnternehmerTUM.
Along with UnternehmerTUM alumni Engert and Hasler, Schönenberger explores what it takes to create a successful innovation ecosystem – from the right mix of ideas and research to winning over investors.
As a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KONUX, Max has been leading the scale-up on its way to transforming the rail industry for a more sustainable future. KONUX is currently active in ten countries in Europe and Asia and offers the most advanced IoT and AI-based end-to-end rail switch monitoring system on the market.
Jochen Engert is CEO and Founder of FlixMobility where he is responsible for the FlixBus Corporate Development & Strategy. Prior to launching FlixMobility with the brand FlixBus, Jochen worked as a Strategy Consultant for Boston Consulting Group in Munich, Germany, where he met André Schwämmlein, future FlixBus Co-Founder.
Helmut Schönenberger is Co-Founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at Technical University Munich (TUM). Scalable tech-startups are Helmut’s passion. He is especially interested in startups in the field of smart enterprises, additive manufacturing as well as smart city and mobility solutions.