The Precelerator is our Community Space for Entrepreneurship & Prototyping.

Here you can:

  • meet new people
  • try out innovative tools & gadgets
  • train your own skills
  • realize projects together
  • build prototypes for free
Current Precelerator Events.

Short facts

What is the Precelerator?

The Precelerator calls itself "Community Space for Entrepreneurship & Prototyping". "Independence" is our core theme. We help all students who want to get started now, independently or in a team, to carry out their very own project.

For whom?

All members of the Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences can use the Precelerator. In particular, the Precelerator is aimed at students.

Where does the name come from?

Precelerator is made up of "pre-" and "accelerator", so it loosely translates as "pre-accelerator". In start-up jargon, "accelerator" is usually a program and often also a place where young startups turn their ideas into companies in a very concentrated way. The Pre-celerator starts before that. We support you in finding and developing ideas, setting up a team and closing possible knowledge gaps.

What does the Precelerator offer?

We offer you individual consulting, a high-tech workshop, many cool skill workshops, a coworking space with equipped workstations. We help to develop new communities and projects (e.g. the Hydroponics Community or VR Community) and help existing communities with the implementation (e.g. the Eat Your Campus - Raised Bed Project).

Why should I attend the Precelerator?

There are many reasons for this - big and small. Come by if you just want to get a taste of startup air. Come by if you want to be inspired by many cool projects. And especially come by if you have an idea that drives you, but you don't know how to implement it yet.

Where is the Precelerator?

We are located in the W-building at Lothstraße 21. Did you know that the Hochschule München has an entire building that offers a home to all student initiatives and students who want to implement a project? You should really take a look at it...

Precelerator Impressions

from our Community Space for Entrepreneurship & Prototyping

I joined the Precelerator right at the beginning of my studies because I wanted to meet other students beyond my department. I was looking for like-minded people, people who also want to do something and want to get involved, and I found what I was looking for. Now we are a team of three students and one alumni and last semester we planned the construction of a hydroponics system and built a prototype. That was a lot of fun. now we are in the process of implementing the plant.

Alina K. studies Renewable Energies - Electrical Engineering in the 3rd semester at HM

The Precelerator is a great place to get creative and productive. Whether I want to concentrate on writing a term paper or do more crafts, there's always room here and a wide range of workshops. I especially like the interaction in the building: you can always find someone for an interesting conversation.

Anna K. studies Management of Social Innovations in the 6th semester at the HM

One thing I've always known: I want to be an entrepreneur. At the moment, I'm still looking for an idea. The Precelerator is a great place to get in touch with HM start-ups. It's really cool and inspiring.

Johannes B. is in his 5th semester of industrial engineering at HM.

Offers of the Precelerator

With the Precelerator, the university and the SCE, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, are creating an open creative space for experimenting and implementing one's own ideas, in which responsible entrepreneurial thinking and action are to be taught.

The offerings of the Community Space for Entrepreneurship & Prototyping are divided into the five areas Connect, Play, Train, Create & Make.


The Precelerator brings together idea seekers and interested parties with experts and idea providers. This makes it the ideal co-working space where all faculties can come together and exchange ideas.

  • Contacts and networking through the SCE and HM.
  • Networking and inspiration through the Precelerator project wall.



In the Precelerator you learn playfully how to deal with modern technology and approaches.

  • Gadgets to try out
  • Playful formats competitions, hackathons and games around entrepreneurship & prototyping.



The Precelerator provides resources, contacts and suggestions to help you acquire the skills you need for your project.

  • Resources and suggestions around Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Workshops and formats to develop your ideas further



In the Precelerator, you can apply the methods and skills you have acquired to your own ideas, entrepreneurial plans and business models.

  • Co-working spaces to work on your idea
  • Technical consulting for the implementation of prototypes (whether digital or analog)


The Precelerator sees itself as a place where new things are created - be it innovative business models, digital technologies or manufactured prototypes.

  • Tools and workshop machinery Wood, metal and electrical workshop
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment High-end computers, film studio, VR glasses, etc.

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Our Workshop Partners

We cooperate closely with a number of workshops to connect you with points of contact in the university environment!

Team & Contact

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig Head of New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3218

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig is professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and responsible for the New Venture Program at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is active in the “Denkfabrik Gründerhochschule” and is a member of the board of GründerRegioM.

Herbert holds a diploma in Business Administration and Engineering (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.) and an MBA & Eng. from the Munich University of Applied Sciences and the Grenoble Ecole de Management (France). He subsequently completed a PhD in Innovation Management at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht. He has gained professional experience as a startup consultant and project manager at SCE GmbH, where he built up the New Venture Program and contributed significantly to the development of the SCE as a whole. He was also active as an entrepreneur himself, and was able to gain valuable experience by implementing his own business ideas and working as a consultant in IT and organization.

His main focus is on the areas of open innovation, effectuation, business models and innovation processes in start-ups.

Selected publications (many of them as full texts) are available at researchgate.

Martin Laarmann Head of Precelerator

T: 089 1265 3242


Martin Laarmann is project manager of the Precelerator Project, the "fitness studio" for innovation and entrepreneurship, prototyping and new technologies for all members of the Munich University of Applied Sciences.

The graduate engineer of architecture (TU Darmstadt) is an expert for innovation communities, innovation spaces and coworking and was, among other things, significantly responsible for the planning, development and operation of the startup center "Werk1 München". He also advised numerous state institutions, municipalities and companies such as Murnau a. Staffelsee (Murnau Innovation Quarter) and Audi AG (Audi X-LAB in Ingolstadt).

Martin is also managing director of Make Germany GmbH, a social enterprise for the promotion and networking of the Maker-Movement, which organizes Southern Germany's largest Maker Festival "MAKE MUNICH".

His focus is the promotion of the "Just-make-it" mindset, "bottom-up" entrepreneurship and creative communities.

Marlene Lux New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3233


Marlene Lux has been part of the start-up support team at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) since October 2021. As a start-up consultant, she helps people interested in founding a company and start-ups from the initial idea to market maturity. 

After her studies in Business Law (B.LL.) and Business Administration (M.Sc.) at HAW Landshut and Napier University, she worked for two years in the management consulting department of a management consultancy before founding a company in the B2B software sector.

Afterwards she completed a further education to become a start-up consultant and since then she has been advising people interested in founding a company and start-ups in the start-up promotion at the SCE. She also organizes the annual Investor Day and is responsible for the operation and further development of the incubator.

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