Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship - Who we are... What we do... and Why.

Responsible entrepreneurs create a future worth living.

We see ourselves as a thought leader, enabler and well-connected partner for shaping an entrepreneurial future worth living through responsible entrepreneurship. We stand for an economy that actively, innovatively and responsibly addresses technological, social and environmental challenges. Entrepreneurship, innovation and co-creation are the keys to a livable future and the change towards it.

Therefore, as the Entrepreneurship Center of HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, we offer educational and research programs in the field of entrepreneurship, support start-ups, innovation processes and the development of entrepreneurial personalities, and accompany young companies from the idea to the market.


Entrepreneurship students in SCE teaching formats annually.


Start-ups founded in 2021 (34 regional and 14 international)


EXIST start-up grants in 2021


Networks with strategic SCE participation and 40 collaborative projects in 2021.


international students in cross-university education programs 2021


regional (78) and international (69) start-up projects in incubation programs 2021


Million euros investment in HM/SCE teams so far in 2022

Our offers

We want to motivate and empower people - young and old - to think and act entrepreneurially and responsibly. To this end, we accompany individuals on their entrepreneurial journey and promote innovation and entrepreneurship through interactive training programs, start-up support, research, regional and international projects with a variety of partners, as well as networking activities and events.

Overview - Something for Everyone.


Technological innovation, social responsibility and the firm conviction that we can only move forward together - these are our beliefs, which we share with our partners. We follow the hottest trends and are equally concerned with the important fundamentals - technological and societal.

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Our Network

We live co-creation and link the Munich ecosystem with global startup and innovation hotspots to create a vital, interactive, global network of leading ecosystems. We do this to launch joint projects that move our university, the region and the world forward on a positive path to a livable, fair future.

Our Ecosystem

News und Events

News from start-ups and our network - event tips from public talks to exclusive pitch events - project presentations & offers for students, founders and scientists - meetups and networking opportunities - all this and a portion of entrepreneurial spirit can be found here - and in our newsletter. We'll keep you posted.

News, Events, Start-up News

Strascheg Award 2022: The winners are...

On November 23, the winners of the Strascheg Award 2022, the ideas competition for students, alumni and employees of the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, were awarded during the Start for Future Summit 2022 "New Deal of Innovation in Europe". As a special feature this year, in addition to the ideas from the university, international project teams and start-ups from the Start for Future Alliance were also honored. Many thanks to all participants for their exciting submissions and congratulations to the winners and nominees of the evening! The 15 inter-/national winners from 5 categories can look forward to a prize money of 40.000€. The Strascheg Award is sponsored by the Renate and Falk Strascheg Foundation! You can watch the award ceremony here.

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News, Events, Dates & Deadlines, Start-up News

New alliance for sustainable innovation in Europe

Start for Future Summit 2022: „New Deal of Innovation in Europe“

At the Start for Future Summit 2022 on 23 and 24 November, leading decision-makers from the worlds of politics, science and business gathered under the motto “New Deal of Innovation in Europe” to shape the future of European innovation ecosystems, start-ups and co-creation. European Union Commissioner Mariya Gabriel presents the EU's New European Innovation Agenda.

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Book launch "Zukünfte gestalten: Speculation. Criticism. Innovation."

In the context of the presentation of her book "Zukünfte gestalten: Speculation. Critique. Innovation." Prof. Dr. Eileen Mandir and Prof. Benedikt Groß will give an insight into the concept of Design Futuring on 30.11.22, 6.30 pm.

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Real Time Innovation - Card of the week "Innovation means transforming"

"Real Time Innovation" is an innovation approach that illuminates implicit knowledge and success patterns for innovation processes in the social and corporate environment and makes them usable through a set of cards and a canvas. Today we present the next card: "Innovation means transforming". Each card represents a success pattern for one dimension in the innovation process. More info here.

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News, Events, Dates & Deadlines, Start-up News

Live Streaming of the Start for Future Summit Nov. 23 from 3.00 PM with European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

Under the title "New Deal of Innovation in Europe", HM and SCE, together with the international Start for Future Consortium (SFF), are organizing the "Start for Future Summit" at the HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences on November 23 and 24. 

Live-Streaming Nov. 23rd from 3.00 PM - 06.30 PM with the keynote of EU Commissioner Marija Gabriel, Panel Talk and Strascheg Award presentation incl. Idea Pitches.

Program of the Live Streaming:

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome by the Vice President for Economy of HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Thomas Stumpp

15:05 – 15:10 Welcome by Roland Weigert, Vice Minister of the Bavarian ministry of Economic Affairs

15:10 – 15:25 Concept Europe by Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, CEO of Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship

15:25 – 15:40 Key Note on the New European Innovation Agenda, European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

15:45 – 16:30 Panel ‘New Deal of Innovation in Europe; Our Future - Our Way!’

16:30 – 16:45 Introducing the agenda for Day II

16:45 – 17:00 Break

17:00 – 18:30 Strascheg Award Ceremony incl. Idea Pitches


The Summit addresses representatives of innovation ecosystems, universities, industry, start-ups as well as the politicy makers and innovation enthusiasts in general. You are cordially invited to attend one or both days of the Summit to exchange, network and co-create around the topics of co-creation and innovative ecosystems.

Start for Future (SFF) is the fastest growing European alliance of entrepreneurial universities, university linked incubators, international industry and public organizations operating as an open entrepreneurship hub that drives the systemic innovation. Start for Future connects talents and early-stage startups with its assets and broad network of industry partners, addressing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and combining it with highly impactful, profitable and scalable business models. 

You can find all the information about the SFF Summit on the website: In the flyer you will also find a summary of the SFF Summit Agenda & Invitation. Please send individual inquiries to

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Podcast, News

fIVE: Talk with Michaela Stauch about the Deep Dive Master and her start-up journey

In this episode of fIVE our host Franziska Mattner talks with Michaela Stauch about her entrepreneurial journey at the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences and the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship. 

fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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News, Investment News, Start-up News

HEALYXZ receives EXIST founder grant

After successfully passing Batch #5 of the SCE Start-up Certificate Accelerator and a strong third place at the Strascheg Award 2020, in the category "Best Business Idea from Science and Practice", HEALYXZ could now announce another highlight. Since October 2022, the team has been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and the European Social Fund as part of EXIST.

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Dates & Deadlines, Start-up News

Your personal accelerator: Looking for Batch #9 of the Start-up Zertifikat!

If you have an innovative project and are looking for competent and individual support for the realization of your own start-up and would like to acquire a university certificate free of charge, then apply by January 16, 2023 for our start-up certificate support program and become part of the Start-up League.

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Munich Global Impact Hub Co-Creation-Conference#3!

Invitation to join the Munich Global Impact Hub Co-Creation-Conference#3 on Friday, November 25th, 2022 from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm at the Munich Business School, Elsenheimerstraße 61, 80687 Munich.

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Start-ups & Success Stories

What's going on in the SCE start-up and alumni network? Here you will find founding stories, as written by the founders and a little bit by life as well Get to know our start-ups

Inspiring stories of successful founders

Project Showroom

In our showroom you can experience how creative our students are, which exciting projects have been created recently and how we imagine good co-creation. Here you can find outcomes in the form of posters of student projects that have made us happy. To our digital project showroom

Downloads & Links

Here you can find more information in the form of downloads about the SCE and its offers as well as links to websites of our programs and initiatives with partners.

Events & Deadlines

Here you can find our current dates. Our events are usually free of charge.

  • SCE Investors' Day Application Deadline

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  • Toastmasters Club

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  • Start For Future Co-Creation Summit Nov. 23/24

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  • MeetUp@HM: Out- oder Industrie?

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  • Innovations-Café X Weihnachtsedition: Homecoming der SCE Gründer:innen

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  • SCE Investorentag 2022

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