deal making for science, start-ups and industry leaders
must – the munich summit
Every year in February
MUST puts the spotlight on the Bavarian entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering different events and connecting the key players! MUST – The Munich Summit is an annual two-day event in February, bringing together cutting-edge science and technology start-ups with industry leaders and investors, initiated by Munich’s top university centers for entrepreneurship. In this spot, revolutionary ideas become business reality and extraordinary deals are made – in one of the world’s most promising cities.
must was initiated by:
The LMU Entrepreneurship Center, the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and the UnternehmerTUM, Center for Innovation and Business Creation are renowned worldwide and the initiators of MUST – The Munich Summit. Together with these entrepreneurship centers, industry, venture capital, start-ups and community partners, this knowledge hub creates a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem that has already transformed multiple start-ups into internationally successful companies – all coming together at MUST.
our partners get the deals
- Deals in progress with Start-Ups
- Deals in progress with industry
- deals signed with industry
- deals with investors
- deals with enterpreneurship centers / academia
KEY CUSTOMER MEETINGS
MUST – an ecosystem to do business to collaborate and to scope the technology of tomorrow
MUST connects the most promising national and international start-ups with leading industry players supported and surrounded by other bright minds from venture capital, academia, and government.
BMW, AUDI, Siemens,
Munich is host to numerous world leading tech-companies such as BMW, Siemens, Allianz or IBM, making it easier than ever for start-ups to make deals and collaborate with key experts in their field. Meet CEO‘s, CTO‘s, Executives and Top-Managers looking for groundbreaking innovation, co-venture, and investment opportunities.
Bavaria’s start-up support programs brought up 1600 active businesses providing 11.400 jobs within the last five years. Especially Munich’s start-up community draws leading tech start-ups from all over the world to the city.
Flixbus, Freeletics, NavVis,
ProGlove, Orcan Energy,
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Technical University of Munich Munich,
University of Applied Sciences, Max-Planck Institute,
With nearly 15.000 patents a year, top research institutions such as Fraunhofer and Max-Planck and three top universities listed in the World University Ranking 2015-16, Munich provides excellent preconditions for Research and Development.
In the first half of 2016, the risk capital investment volume reached €182 million, the start-up financing reached € 195 million and an increasing number of financing rounds shape Munich as a hotspot that turns innovative ideas into business reality!
Munich RE, AM Ventures, Wellington Partners Venture Capital,
Bayern Kapital, Fraunhofer Ventures,
- 716 million € in Germany
- 213 million € in Bavaria
*2014, source: BVK Statistik 2013
Under the MUST umbrella we also offer MUST satellites, or smaller networking events on specific topics. Our first MUST Satellite is MUST 3D Printing:
The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Bavaria’s capital Munich is a European top science and technology hub with various start-up activities and a long tradition of supporting young entrepreneurs. Numerous global players and leading German technology companies run their headquarters in Munich, which makes it easier for start-ups to gather partners and clients from various technological industries. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 5.8 Million people and has the strongest economy of any German city.
MUC SUMMIT GmbH is located at the research hub in Garching. With 6,000 employees and 14,000 students, the Garching campus is one of the largest science and research centers in Germany, uniting institutions such as the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Technische Universität München, the Max Planck Society, the Bavarian Academy of the Sciences and many more.
MUC SUMMIT GmbH