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 the change.

That is why we, as the Entrepreneurship Center of HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, together with our regional and international partners, offer educational and research programs in the field of entrepreneurship. Therefore we support start-ups from the idea to the market as well as innovation processes and the development of entrepreneurial personalities.



Entrepreneurship students in SCE teaching formats in 2022, of which approx. 1200 students in curricular and 2200 in extracurricular courses.


Start-ups founded in 2022 (22 regional and 13 international start-ups)


EXIST start-up grants in 2022


Cooperations with national and international actors from business, politics and civil society 2022


cooperations with (inter)national universities and 1119 international students in cross-university education programs 2022


regional (93) and international (89) start-up projects in incubation programs 2021


Million euros investment in HM/SCE teams 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

Realtime Co-creation at the SFF Moonshot Summit

At the SFF Moonshot Summit on November 30 and December 1, decision-makers from science, business, politics and start-ups from European innovation ecosystems came together. As part of the innovative "Moonshot" format, the participants from the Start for Future Innovation Network (SFF) worked on developing impactful solutions to forward-looking issues facing key European industries and jointly initiated further pilot projects.

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News, Events, Start-up News

SFF Moonshot Summit Methods Review: Think Lunar, Act Global. Why we need a Moonshot Mindset!

Moonshot Thinking helps to unravel our creative potential for the crises ahead. But what is it and how to work with it? Here you can check out full article & workshop report from the SFF Moonshot Summit Munich 2023

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Events, Investment News, Start-up News

Strascheg Award 2023: These are the winners!

On November 30, the winners of the Strascheg Award 2023 were honored at the SFF Moonshot Summit . Many thanks to all participants for the exciting submissions, the inspiring pitches during the award ceremony and congratulations to the winners of the evening! The 12 international/national winners from 4 categories can look forward to prize money totaling €35,000. As a special feature this year, international start-ups from the Start for Future Alliance were also honored in addition to the ideas of students, alumni and employees from Munich University of Applied Sciences. We would also like to thank the Renate and Falk Strascheg Foundation and this year's jury for their support and commitment, which was no easy task given the large number of promising ideas: Bernhard Eichiner (IHK für München und Oberbayern), Dr. Frank Feller (Weickmann & Weickmann Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartmbB), Teresa Geß (NEDGEX GmbH), Svenja Lassen (Gateway Ventures), Christina Ramgraber (sira Kinderbetreuung), Sophia Schmidt (pola UG), Stefan Schneider (TQ-Systems GmbH), Nicolas Schwaab (Pionierkraft GmbH) and Alice Steinhausen (Zeidler-Forschungs-Stiftung).

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News, Investment News, Start-up News

Puray wins the Signal Iduna Prize

The Munich start-up Puray has won the main prize in the health category of the 21st Signal Iduna Environment and Health Award. The award ceremony took place in the main hall of the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts.

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News, Start-up News

Launch of the new "EXIST-Women" funding line at the SCE

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK) is expanding its start-up funding for female entrepreneurs and founders from the scientific community. To this end, the established EXIST funding program is being expanded to include the new "EXIST-Women" funding line. Munich University of Applied Sciences (HM) and its entrepreneurship center Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) committed themselves early on to the topic of entrepreneurship for future-oriented education. This commitment has made HM and SCE the leading entrepreneurial university in Germany. However, as the proportion of women who want to become entrepreneurs is still low, the SCE has created the "SCE Women" program under the new funding line, which aims to help increase the number of female founders through events, mentoring and networking activities.

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News, Events

The nominees for the Strascheg Award 2023 have been announced!

Many thanks to all participants for submitting their business ideas for the Strascheg Award 2023! At the SFF Moonshot Summit 2023 on November 30, the participants of the idea competition will be celebrated and 12 international/national winners will be chosen. They can look forward to a combined prize money of €35,000! As a special feature this year, the start-ups from the Start for Future Cooperative, Europe's dynamic and fast-growing innovation alliance that brings together universities, start-ups, industry and public institutions, will be honored alongside the ideas from Munich University of Applied Sciences.

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getSTARTed Experience Day at HM: Innovation and creativity at first hand

On Thursday, November 30, the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) invites you to the getSTARTed Experience Day. In the entrance area under the Red Cube in the main building, you can immerse yourself in the world of innovation and creativity from 10:00 to 17:00.

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News, Events, Dates & Deadlines

AI+ Takeoff MUC Innovations, November 21, 4 p.m.

Together with our unique network of high-ranking stakeholders from industry, universities, start-ups, the public sector and business-oriented individuals, we are tackling the challenges in the field of AI in Munich. We want to set impulses and discuss solutions to strengthen Munich's outstanding position as a location for innovation and a strong ecosystem. After the panel discussion, selected AI start-ups will pitch on stage, followed by an opportunity to network and exchange ideas and contacts.
Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Admission: 16:00
Duration of the event: 16:30 - 20:00
Venue: LAB 48, LabCampus 48, 85356 Munich Airport
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SFF MOONSHOT SUMMIT Munich 2023 / Nov. 30 - Dec. 01

For the first time ever, the Start for Future Summit will be supporting a "Moonshot" framework, that will promote partnerships and collaborations. Participants contribute to the development of joint cross-regional pilot projects that have the potential to shape the future of European industries. Therefore they work on European megatrends in the fields of Mobility, Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Regenerative Economy to bring ideas to life through the ecosystem network.

A "Moonshot" designates projects that set goals that seem almost impossible to achieve and that are characterised by particular innovativeness that relies on long-term success. 

* Enjoy unparalleled Network Opportunities - Connect, team up and forge valuable partnerships with represantatives from leading companies, startups, research institutes and universities across Europe.

* Stay Ahead of Megatrends - Gain exclusive insights to latest advancements and trends and discover opportunities four organization to thrive.

* Co-Create Impactful Solutions - Take part in interactive sessions to facilitae cross-sector collaboration to shape the future of European industries.

Here you find all information and registration to the Summit

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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.

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