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Rethink what's possible in 2022: the world needs more entrepreneurs to lead the way in creating a better future, for everyone.

Whether you have already launched a startup or are still in the idea-phase, now is the time to act. As the global community moves incrementally toward an eventual post-pandemic future, today it remains filled with reshuffled industries and new problems in need of solutions. As we continue into 2022 and beyond, each and every entrepreneur has the opportunity to play a part in helping shape that better future.

That's why we are excited to announce applications are now open for the Munich Virtual 2022 program.

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Munich's top investors and entrepreneurs to build something meaningful, then apply to the Munich Virtual 2022 Founder Institute today.

Program Update: This accelerator will be run online with local and international mentors, with the potential for some optional in-person networking. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Munich over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs from the comfort of your home:

  • WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute is designed to help you build an enduring business that can survive and thrive in the “new normal.” We do this by giving you a clear process, combined with constant feedback from a devoted network of international entrepreneurs and investors. Participants in the 4-month core program also get access to a lifetime of support through the Founder Institute's industry-leading free post-programs.

The Munich accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Claudia SchallerFrancisco TaviraMagdalena Muttenthaler, Miriam Jansche, and Nathan Evans. In addition, some of Munich's top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating as mentors in the program, providing expert feedback and evaluation. The list of startup mentors for the Munich Founder Institute includes:

  • Adam Probst: founder, MAIoT.io
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Adrian Hans Beat Fopp: CEO, Harvard Business School Munich
  • Alev Canoglu: Founder & CEO, Female Tech Leaders
  • Alexander Henn: CEo, shore.com
  • Alexander Daamen: Co-Founder, NoPilots
  • Alexander Lasslop: Co-Founder, MyDays / Venturate
  • Alexandra Stamate: CEO, Bonamode
  • Alireza Nemati: SVP Partner & Alliance, Crate.io
  • André Kholodov: CEO, eCozy
  • André Panné: CEO, TRADUM - better business
  • Andreas Maslo: CEO, Co-founder, VERSO GmbH
  • Andreas Beer: Managing Director , HYVE
  • Andreas Hoerr: Co-Founder, Venturate
  • Andreas Bonacina: Managing Director, Investic Holding GmbH
  • Andrei Cretu: co-founder
  • Andrei Cretu: co-founder, Pluria
  • Andrej Kulikov: Founder & CEO, Artisense
  • Andy Goldstein: Executive Director, LMU Entrepreneurship Center
  • Annika Pies: Managing Director, TALENTS – Digitales Personalmarketing
  • Archibald Sheran: CTO, Smokify
  • Ariane Richter: Owner/ Managing Director, EQ Investment Solutions LLC
  • Arthur Pape: Partner, Pape & Co.
  • Beenish Waris: CEO, Connect Platform
  • Benjamin Gröschel: Owner, kaffeemuenchen.de
  • Bernhard Stippig: Co-Founder, e-profound GmbH
  • Bernhard Scholz: COO, Kontexlab
  • Bernhard Hecker: Co-founder , value.digital
  • Berthold Von Freyberg: Partner & Co-Owner, Target Partners
  • Boris Schwager: Founder & Owner, gridbuddy
  • Bruno Mueller: Founder, AMI Capital
  • Carolin Kunert: Founder & CEO, Knister Grill
  • Caroline Osswald: Founder , Osswald HR
  • Chris Eberl: CEO & Founder , kontextR GmbH
  • Christian Gleich: Director Crowd Strategy, HYVE
  • Christian Kaehlig: Managing Partner, Ideas Enabled GmbH
  • Christoph Sollich: Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
  • Christopher Waldner: Founder, Entrepreneurship Manufactory GmbH
  • Christopher Obereder: CMO, Coin Stats
  • Claudia Bacco: Founder, Grand Prix Marketing Consultants
  • Cristian Munteanu: Partner, Early Game Ventures
  • Dan Lüdtke: Co-Founder, LK-Networks
  • Daniel Kilger: CEO, Smokeless
  • Daniel Schosser: Co-Founder, Crashtest Security
  • Daniel Bidmon: Founder & CEO, Obelizk®
  • Daniel Wagner: Co-Founder & Managing Director UX, COBE
  • Daniel Donhauser: Senior Lawyer, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • Daniel Reese: Investment Manager, UVC Partners
  • Danny Lützelberger: Managing Director, Canny Innovation UG
  • Daria Saharova: Partner, Vito ONE
  • David Lees: CEO & Founder, StoryHome
  • David Lees: Founder, CEO , StoryHome
  • David Hajizadeh: Co-Founder , Staffboard
  • Deepa Gautam Nigge: Head of Next-Gen Innovation Network , SAP
  • Diora Suleymanova: Management Consultsant, Ikigai Leadership
  • Dr. Angelika Kneidl: Founder , Accu:rate
  • Dr. Angelika Denk: Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Innovation Ambassadors GmbH
  • Dr. Anne Von Wolff: Investment Associate, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners
  • Dr. Cornelia Klaubert: Founder, gasido GmbH
  • Dr. Elke Oestreicher: Founder , MARKTCHANCE
  • Dr. Isabell Franck: Founder & Managing Director, franck.AI GmbH
  • Dr. Justus Binder: Partner , ReedSmith
  • Dr. Tina Ruseva: CEO, Mentessa
  • Eva Missling: Director Strategic Development, 99designs
  • Fabian Linack: CEO, Self employed
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Felix Reinshagen: Co-Founder, Navvis GmbH
  • Ferdinand Mühlhäuser: Digital Strategist, Business Angel & Coach, Founder Institute Berlin
  • Florian Erber: Founder & Managing Partner , Ananda Impact Ventures
  • Florian Huber: Angel Investor, florianhuber.de
  • Florian Gottschaller: Founder, Board member, SPENDIT AG
  • Florian Mann: CEO, WERK1
  • Francisco Tavira: Co-Director, Founder Institute
  • Frank Fuchs: Managing Consultant & Co-Founder, Valopex
  • Frederik Roever: Investor & Entrepreneur
  • Fredi Gruber: Co-Founder, fulfin - financing ecommerce
  • Georg Broxtermann: Co-founder / Managing Director , GameInfluencer GmbH
  • Gerhard Müller: Partner, TNG Technology Consulting GmbH
  • Gerrit McGowan: Investor, Brainfood Ventures
  • Gordon Me O Cf Ol Lmfza M Gn: KgTyeiJncrYg, GWmiksHKZBElYasrxq
  • Hannes Kleist: Managing Director , stanwood
  • Hans Pretz: Chief Product Officer, Techpilot
  • Harald Mueller, MediaWireless
  • Heiko Beier: CEO, moresophy GmbH
  • Hendrik Braun: Entrepreneur & Advisor, Good Vibe Ventures
  • Iulian Circiumaru: Managing Partner
  • Izai Amorim: Interim & Project Manager, IZAI AMORIM | Interim & Project Management
  • Jan Heitmann: Keynote Speaker, Poker-Experte.de
  • Jan Kennedy: CEO & Founder, Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Jan Küster: Founder & CEO, FoundersFight.Club
  • Jannis Riesz, Flipmode.io
  • Janthana Kaenprakhamroy: CEO & Founder, Tapoly Ltd
  • Jed Fisher: CEO, 4D Pipeline
  • Jennifer Schwade: Founder & CEO, shape me GmbH
  • Jenny Saft: CEO/ Founer, Oviavo
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: CTO, Vium
  • Johann Romefort: Managing Director , 1863 Ventures
  • Jonathan Liemann: Venture Architect, Stryber
  • Joram Voelklein: Co-Founder, Cryptology Asset Group
  • Julia Prettl: Investment Manager, Vito ONE
  • Julia Haitzmann: Growth Hacker, hackabu
  • Jürgen Kopelke: CEO & Co-Founder, Webumbrella
  • Jutta Merschen: Founder & MD, everday.io
  • Katja Ruhnke: Angel Investor and CEO, ck venture capital
  • Katrin Ostermeier: Business Coach, KAOS GmbH (www.kaos-coaching.de)
  • Kristian Russell: Senior Director Brand and Creative, finn GmbH
  • Kyrill Zlobenko: Angel Investors | 4x times Founder | Head of Europe, @Seedrs, Seedrs Ltd.
  • Lars Stäbe: Venture Associate, La Famiglia
  • Leon Zucchini: Co-Founder, Curiosity.ai
  • Lina Timm: CEO, Media Lab Bayern
  • Lisa Gradow: Co-Founder, Usercentrics
  • Lorenz Hartung: Co-Founder, ePetWorld
  • Magdalena Muttenthaler: CEO, freemindedfolks-shop GmbH
  • Manuel Heckmann: Founder & COO, EcoG GmbH
  • Manuel Niederhofer: Digital Strategy, Media-Saturn
  • Marco Otte Witte: Founder, simplabs
  • Marianne Kraai: Co-Founder & CEO, mayze
  • Mark Windeknecht: Associate , Vito ONE
  • Mark Friedrich: Attorney at Law, Osborne Clarke
  • Markus Felgenhauer: CEO & Co-Founder, QYOBO
  • Marlene Kern: Dipl. Kommunikations Design, Marlene Kern Design
  • Martin Sundermann: Partner, Osborne Clarke
  • Martin Reichenbach: Founder & COO, apaleo
  • Martin Giese: Business Angel, Negotiation and Startup Coach, Self employed
  • Martin Plöckl: Gründer in Ruhestand, Founder Institute Munich
  • Matthias Hilpert: CEO, MH2 Capital
  • Max Geerling: Operations Manager - UK, iugis
  • Michael Gebert
  • Michael Reuter: Co-Founder, Datarella GmbH
  • Michael Mai: MD, ISTARIUM Technologies
  • Michael Müller Peltzer: Consultant , McKinsey
  • Michael Bassler: CFO, getbaff
  • Monja Mühling: CEO, Smartlane
  • Moritz Spangenberg: Co-Founder, Matz & Moritz
  • Narjeet Soni: Founder & CEO, Lean Apps GmbH
  • Natalia Startseva: Business Transformation Manager, BMW Group
  • Natalia Karbasova: Head of Burda Bootcamp, Burda Bootcamp
  • Natascha Zeljko: Founder , F10 FemaleOneZero GmbH
  • Nathan Evans: Co-Founder, fulfin - financing ecommerce
  • Nicky Hughes: Senior Investment Manager, Companisto
  • Niclas Fritz: Munich Co-Founder, Hardware.co
  • Nicolas Plögert: Managing director and founder, Opentabs GmbH
  • Nina Wang: CEO, IMMERNEU
  • Noam Tamari-Wekser: Growth Investor, TheCircle
  • Norbert Schauermann: CEO, Founder, dreizehn° UG
  • Olaf Jacobi: Managing Partner, Capnamic Ventures
  • Oleg Lola: CEO & Founder, MobiDev
  • Oliver Gajek: Cloud Security Strategist
  • Pascal Schäfer: CEO, schaefermedia.co
  • Pascal Schweizer: CEO, Thermosome GmbH
  • Pat Piritburana: Founder, SpaceNeo
  • Patrick Löffler: Managing Director, givve
  • Patrick Müller: Co-Founder & CTO, Smokeless
  • Patrick Hermann: Senior Investment Associate, Picus Capital
  • Paul Klemm: Associate, Earlybird VC
  • Peter Hattingh: CEO, yappyBuy GmbH
  • Philipp Martin: CEO, Reachbird.io
  • Priyesh Soundararajan: COO, Stellify Talent
  • Rado Pavlov: Founder & CEO, BusExpress
  • Raphael Budday: Senior Investment Associate, Seven Accelerator
  • Raphael Weishaupt: Founder & CEO, Mint Digital LLC
  • Rene Seifert: Co-Founder, Venturate and Million Miles Media
  • Ricardo Vidal: Product Executive, Advisor
  • Rob Johnson: Co-Founder, Maker Academy
  • Robert Kitson: Chief Sales Officer (Ex-FI Director), top.legal
  • Robert Richter: Head of Startups & Incubation, WERK1
  • Robert F. Brunner: Managing Editor & Coach, B'IMPRESS - impressive communication & Leadership Consulting
  • Roman Wolkow: CEO, Mitakus
  • Rupa Ram: Founder, Kayla Boutique Limited
  • Sahar Azghandi: Co-Founder & Executive Managing Director, SMAL
  • Sara Maki: VIP Mentor, Founder Institute
  • Sebastian Niewöhner: CEO, Talentcube
  • Sebastian Lieb: Finance / Corp Dev wizard, eGym
  • Sibyll Brüggemann: Head of Marketing DACH, Klarna
  • Silvio Mc Miken: Rechtsanwalt | Counsel, Reed Smith LLP
  • Simon Schneider: CEO & Co-Founder, Zyncd
  • Stefan Lemper: CEO, YOU IS NOW
  • Steffen Matz: CEO
  • Stephan Jacquemot: Emerging Business Team Lead Germany , Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
  • Stephan Wiesener: CTO, hetras
  • Stephan Hauner: CEO, mindshine
  • Stephanie Renz: Co-Founder, what the fish & OH WOMAN
  • Sylvia Gangl: Founder, HR Schmiede
  • Ted Bremer: Founder, CEO, RedRigger GmbH
  • Teresa Hessel: Consultant & Coach, hessel-consulting.de
  • Thilo Plikat: Productmanager, Finn GmbH
  • Thomas Schindler: Founder , Delodi
  • Thomas Kraus: Former CEO, TNT Express Germany
  • Thomas Hartmann: General Manager, Lean Startup Practitioner, str84wd
  • Till Kaestner: COO, Found & Hunter GmbH
  • Tobias Henz: Project Manager, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Toby Bakic: Director International, Westwing
  • Tom Rauhe: Co-Founder, mobalo GmbH
  • Tyler Crowley: Tyler Crowley - Founder & CEO, Skweal (Paris FI), Skweal
  • Uschi Joshua: President, German American Business Association
  • Verena Sturm: Founder, Avestu Institute
  • Vicky Arndt: Co-Founder & Partner , Gravity
  • Vladislav Svetashkov: CEO, brezzl. GmbH
  • Volker Glaeser: Partner and Managing Director, Reply
  • Volker Ruerup: Managing Director, Patent Pilot
  • Volker Glaeser: Managing Director, Twice Reply GmbH
  • Wolfgang Dykiert: CEO, dykiert beratung Gründungs- und Fördermittelberatung
  • Xaver Lehmann: Managing Director & Co-Founder, e-bot7
  • Yves Gendronneau: Accounting & Finance Manager, JET Group

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped over  6,000 Alumni raise over $1.75BN funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more (see the FI 10 Year Impact Report here).

Join us in Munich to help build the future. 

Apply to the Munich Virtual 2022 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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