XPLORE Venture Creator
We make you(r) start-up ready

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Let us set the Foundations of your Start-up

XPLORE is an equity-free 10-week part-time program (online with interactive sessions) that provides a structured curriculum, expert coaching, and access to a unique network of start-ups and industry specialists within the UTUM ecosystem. Our guided matchmaking process helps teams or individuals accelerate personal and start-up growth. The program focuses on achieving a validated problem/solution fit, defining a beachhead market, gaining a deeper understanding of customers, and creating a clear roadmap to financing and incubation.

Support from XPLORE Venture Creator includes

Agile Business Model Strategy
Develop a dynamic strategy that adapts to market needs, keeping you ahead of the competition.

Customer-Centric Approach
Understand your customers' needs to create a compelling value proposition that stands out.

MVP Development
Build a minimum viable product (MVP) in hardware and software to validate your offering

Access to Resources
Access our office space, MakerSpace, prototyping grants, and funding opportunities to accelerate your growth.

Market Opportunities
Identify your target market and find the perfect niche to launch your venture.

Entrepreneurial Team Development
Cultivate a team with the right mindset and leadership skills to achieve your goals.

Pitch Deck Optimization
Craft an outstanding pitch deck and optimize your pitching skills to attract investors and customers.

Experienced coaches
Benefit from our professional coaches' guidance and support throughout the venture creation process.

Our Tracks

Embark on an exciting journey by joining our vibrant community either as a dynamic start-up team or as a future entrepreneur. We welcome both collaborative and independent spirits, providing a platform where you can unleash your potential and thrive in a supportive environment.

Track 1: Start-ups

  • You are working on a tech-based business idea in the early stage phase.

  • You want support from experts and peers in developing your venture.

  • You like working with international entrepreneurs.

  • You operate within a defined problem space.

  • You have a product/service concept, although a prototype is not required.

How to apply

  • Description of your product/service and what severe customer problem it solves.

  • Your underlying technology

  • A competitor analysis

  • Your team line-up

  • A 90-second video introduction

  • Your current pitch deck

Apply now!

Track 2: Future Entrepreneur

  • You are motivated and love challenging problems.

  • Interested in teaming up with a start-up for the duration of the XPLORE program.

  • You like working with international entrepreneurs.

  • You are good at communicating as well as setting goals and achieving them.

  • It helps if you have been part of other UnternehmerTUM programs.

How to apply

  • Your personal motivation and commitment

  • Your contribution to make a potential start-up successful

  • Your interest and focus

  • Your creativity

  • A 60-second video pitch of you!

Apply now!
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Our Matchmaking Process

With our matchmaking process, we create value for future entrepreneurs as well as for start-ups. How does it work?

  • Our guided matchmaking helps early-stage start-ups and future entrepreneurs find their perfect match.
  • Start-ups and future entrepreneurs get to know each other and explore potential collaborations.
  • Our experienced coaches will guide you through the process and help you team up for the program runtime.
  • By adding missing skill sets, start-up teams become more dynamic and better equipped to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.
  • After the XPLORE Closing Event, you can agree to further collaboration if mutually beneficial.

Key Dates for XPLORE Venture Creator Batch #2, 2023

  • Early Bird Application Deadline

    June 12, 2023

  • Application Deadline

    July 24, 2023

  • Entry Gate

    August 21 - September 8, 2023

  • Kick-off Event

    October 5, 2023

  • Bootcamp Phase

    Between November 8 and 16, 2023

  • Final Pitch Event

    December 12, 2023

Our Events

Your Next Steps

After XPLORE Venture Creator, take these steps to advance your start-up.

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Any questions about XPLORE Venture Creator? 
Reach out at xplore@unternehmertum.de

Florian Becke

Florian Becke