deal making for science, start-ups and industry leaders

must – the munich summit

21-23 february 2017

MUST

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.

Takeaway Value

Connect and network at MUST with international top level start-ups, leading German technology companies and key experts from the tech ecosystem.
Pinpoint opportunities for cooperation and identify new clients through contacts with CEOs and CTOs from technology companies, top-tier entrepreneurs and key investors.
Exclusive (by invitation only), intimate setting and interactive environment.
Playground of ideas where you can exchange thoughts, work together and gather valuable, insider knowledge.
Exceptional program with panels, start-up pitches, breakout sessions and one-on-one business slots.

must was initiated by:

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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 of 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

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CHANCE TO GET INSPIRED, CHANGE PERSPECTIVE AND WORK TOGETHER

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CHANCE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH DECISION MAKERS AND TECH LEADERS

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CHANCE TO BUILD LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIPS AND MAKE DEALS

Gabriele Böhmer

Munich is one of the principal European hubs for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The cities economic power is rooted in a balanced mix of global players, SMEs and startups. Leading research organizations and universities guarantee high standards of knowledge, creativity and highly qualified employees. This is the perfect mix and the perfect place for an event like the MUST Summit!

Gabriele Böhmer Head of Entrepreneurship Strategy, Innovation, Technology, International Development, Munich Startup

ecosystem

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.

Industry

BMW AUDI Siemens
MAN Allianz
Adidas

Munich is host to numerous world leading tech-companies such as BMW, Siemens, Intel or EOS, 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.

Start-Ups

Flixbus Freeletics NavVis
ProGlove Orcan Energy
Toposens

Science

Fraunhofer Institute Technical University of Munich Munich University of Applied Sciences
Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship Max-Planck Institute
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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!

Venture Capital

Munich RE AM Ventures Wellington Partners Venture Capital
Bayern Kapital Fraunhofer Ventures
Holtzbrinck Ventures

Former Startups

Venture Capital

  • 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:

Munich

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.

For more information about Munich click here. For a geographical view where start-ups are located in Munich take a look at Munich´s Start-up Map.

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
Lichtenbergstraße 6
D-85748 Garching
Germany