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1 Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology Bavaria an Ideal Location for Start-Ups, Digital Entrepreneurs and Investors

2 Bavaria an ideal location for Start-Ups, Digital Entrepreneurs and Investors Bavaria offers a perfect ecosystem for start-ups: In addition to global players like Adidas, Allianz, Audi, BMW, Airbus, MAN and Siemens, there is a strong Mittelstand in the areas of manufacturing, crafts and services. Founders encounter a broad spectrum of competitive potential customers and cooperation-partners. Another asset is the network of almost 90 universities and non-university research institutions covering all areas. Our business incubator for digital industries and media WERK1.Bayern and more than 20 other technology oriented incubators all over Bavaria offer not only working space but also guidance, coaching and an excellent network of start-ups and other entrepreneurs. To complete the supporting measures, BayStartUP organizes the famous businessplan-competitions (with additional coachings), and the universities offer Entrepreneurship Centers, the Program Tech- Founders, and they establish contacts to the best universities worldwide. As one of Germany s innovation heartlands and Europe s top ICT location, Bavaria is a driver of innovation in digitalization. With over 1/4 of Bavaria s total GDP being generated by manufacturing, this industrial base is hungry for your digital solutions. Digital entrepreneurs will find a strong market here. Bayern Kapital offers as experienced financer venture capital for Bavarian-located seed- and startup-companies mostly in cooperation with private investors. Therefore Bavaria is also interesting for investors to find promising high-tech start-ups and co-financing partners for bringing them to international success. We invite you to come to Bavaria and explore our programs please contact us!

3 Contact us and meet us in Bavaria if you are a Start-Up interested in: Access to the Bavarian Start-Up Community, including Networking with start-ups in all industry areas Access to capital and contacts to venture capital investors Industry contacts to corporates and Mittelstand as well as to clusters and other entrepreneurial networks to find customers, suppliers and cooperation partners Market and start-up experience Service (business plans, legal and tax information, residence permits, internationalization, advice on public funding, support programmes, crowdfunding etc.) BayStartUp BayStartUP is the Bavarian institution for the acceleration of tech start-ups, supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economics. They navigate start-ups from founding to financing. Contact: Carsten Rudolph Tel OR UnternehmerTUM UnternehmerTUM focusses on high-technology start-ups, in particular in the areas of information and communication, medical engineering and cleantech Contact: Tel Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria The chamber provides full service to start-ups and informs and advises its member companies and founders on topics such as education and training, law and taxes, innovation, export and business succession. Contact: Start-up Unit Tel

4 Munich founder office (MEB): The MEB is a joint institution of the city of Munich and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria. The MEB provides information and advice on all aspects of starting a business. Contact: Tel / Start-up Accelerator Programs TechFounders TechFounders is a 3-month start-up accelerator program based in Munich. Accepted tech start-ups get a project budget of 25,000 Euro as well as access to world class mentors, coaches and a high-tech prototyping infrastructure. During the program venture teams will get in close contact with leading venture capital companies and corporate partners like BMW, Bosch and Festo. Contact: Tel Incubator for Digital Entrepreneurship WERK1.Bayern WERK1.Bayern is an incubator for digital entrepreneurship in Munich. The campus provides facilities and an environment that supports founders. Residents benefit from valuable events, flexible contracts starting with coworking up to single open-plan office and an outstanding community of entrepreneurs. Contact: Franz Glatz and Florian Bergmann Tel

5 LMU Entrepreneurship Center The LMU Entrepreneurship Center is an institution dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs by running an incubator that has supported 120+ start-ups to date, by teaching students every year at one of Germany s leading universities, and by building a strong ecosystem for young founders. Contact: Andy Goldstein Tel Early-stage Venture Capital for High-Technology Start-Ups UnternehmerTUM UnternehmerTUM Fund provides early-stage venture capital for high-technology start-ups and supports them with market expertise, start-up experience and an active network of business partners that encompasses industry experts and other venture capital investors. We invest in high-technology start-ups in information and communication, medical engineering and cleantech. Contact: Tel

6 Contact us and meet us in Bavaria if you are an Investor in Start-Ups interested in: Incubator for New Ideas in Digital Media media.lab, Munich media.lab is an incubator for new ideas in digital media. It offers co-working space, the necessary infrastructure and support to bring forward digital change in media industry. media.lab understands itself as a space for creative people who want to try out and work on ideas and prototypes. It is built for journalists, designers and coders and aims at building interdisciplinary teams that can use the open workspace to try out first ideas. Teams that are about to turn their idea into a business model can apply for a scholarship that helps becoming a media start-up. Having a wide range of Bavaria based media companies as partners, media.lab provides mentoring and workshops in digital media. Media producers can benefit from the pool of talents working in media.lab: they can bring in ideas and take out products. Contact: Tel An (Industrial) Location for your Company in Bavaria Invest in Bavaria The business promotion agency of the state of Bavaria, Munich Get in touch with us, if you want to learn about how you can benefit from Bavaria as a business location and how to start your company successfully in Bavaria. Invest in Bavaria offers individual cost-free services. Our teams supports companies in Bavaria and abroad with 26 representative offices worldwide. Contact: Dr. Wolfgang Hübschle Tel

7 Contact us and meet us in Bavaria if you are a Company interested in: Pre-selected Investment Opportunities in all Stages Access to pre-selected start-ups (from seed to growth financing) Syndication with German investors Co-financing by public investors on state and federal level Bayern Kapital Venture capital for seed, start-up, expansion in cooperation with private investors / coaches; amounts: 0,2 2 Mio. ; Expansion 2 8 Mio. Bayern Kapital (BK) is the venture capital company of the state of Bavaria. During nearly 20 years its funds have done about 230 investments in young high-technology companies in Bavaria (mostly seed- and start-up phase). Today about $ 280 Mio. are under management; additional $ 120 Mio. in I/2015 for for a new later stage VC-fund (Wachstumsfonds Bayern). BK always seeks to cooperate with private investors, never works in competition to them. Only in the early seed phase BK invests alone in some cases. Therefore BK wants to meet private investors, which are interested in investments in Bavarian high margin projects. Especially the new Wachstumsfonds Bayern will be able to coinvest up to $ 4 Mio, in some cases also more. Main branches are biotech, medtech, IT and SW Engineering. A prominent financed company is Voxeljet, a 3D printing company, which did an IPO at NYSE in October Contact: Tel BayStartUp Investors benefit from access to a broad range of start-ups in different technologies and qualified matching services. Contact: Carsten Rudolph Tel OR

8 Publisher: Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology Post adress: D Munich, Germany Adress: Prinzregentenstr. 28 D Munich Tel: Fax: Internet: As of: July 2015 Bayern. Die Zukunft. Notice the publishing of this brochure forms part of the public relations outreach of its publisher, Bavaria s government. This brochure may not be used by any of the state s parties or their candidates or helpers in the five-month period preceding an election with this applying to those at the local, state, national and EU-wide levels for political purposes. This prohibition particularly applies to the brochures being distributed at political events and being displayed in the parties information booths. No political materials or messages may be inserted into or stamped and glued on to the brochures. Also prohibited is the provision of this brochure to third parties for purposes of securing votes. Even in those times in which an election is not pending, this brochure is not allowed to be used in any way which could be understood as the state government s showing partisanship towards a political group. Political parties are permitted to use this brochure as a source of information for their members. The greatest possible care was employed in compiling this brochure. Notwithstanding this, no guarantees can be furnished as to the correctness and completeness of its contents.

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