Deal-Making for Science, Start-ups, and Industry Leaders

MUST – The Munich Summit

21-23 February 2017

MUST 2017

Get onboard to MUST 2017

MUST 2016 was a great success. Deals and contacts were made between:

100 industry leaders


197 CEOs, Founders, C-Level Executives and Managing Directors

80 Startups

96 investors, scientists, academics & multipliers

MUST – The Munich Summit 2017 is already set up. So mark your calenders and and become an active player within Munich’s great entrepreneurial ecosystem. This event is by invitation only. Enjoy the exclusive and intimate settings with up to 400 participants.

what’s in it for you?


Make deals and do business with serious entrepreneurs, industry leaders, innovators, and investors.

Match Making

We scout the most promising startups and collaborate with top industry players. Meet the best of the best!


Get access to Bavaria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and meet up with decision makers in a collaborative environment.

Technology Hub

Become part of Munich’s top technology hub and get in touch with high-level representatives from science and academia!


Expand your network and add value to it!


Let startups tackle your biggest challenges.

Our Event Partners

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Autonomous Machines & Advanced Manufacturing


Smart Mobility


Energy Efficiency

Digital Retail

Program 2017

See here MUST’s exceptional program of 2017:


07:00 pm
10:00 pm
MUST Pre-EventInformal get-together at the Highlight Towers in Munich's north with snacks and drinks, kindly hosted together with our partners next47 and IBM Watson.


09:00 am
10:00 am
10:00 am
10:05 am
Grand Opening
10:05 am
10:30 am
Panel 1.1Exciting panel with C-level speakers representing our industry partners, top international start-ups, and encouraging entrepreneurs.
Co-Investment: Venture Capital and Corporate Venturing

Susana Quintana-Plaza - Partner, next47 GmbH
Jörn Nikolay - Managing Director, General Atlantic
Dirk Mühlenweg - Head of Sales, Global Watson IoT Center, IBM Deutschland GmbH
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Moderation
10:30 am
10:35 pm
Deal-Making @ MUST 2017
10:35 am
11:00 pm
Panel 1.2Connectivity and Urban Mobility.
Cooperation between corporate groups and Start-ups in the digital age.

Thomas Weyer - CFO and Head of Infrastructure, Airport Munich
Micah Kotch - Managing Director, Urban-X
Costa Grammatis - TEDx Prize Winner 2013
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Modaration
11:00 am
12:00 pm
Pitching 1 - 5Pitches by our top tech start-ups from Germany, Mexico, Australia, Spain, USA, Denmark, France, and many more in the fields of:
Artificial Intelligence & IoT
Autonomous Machines & Advanced Manufacturing
Smart Mobility
Energy Efficiency
Digital Retail
12:00 pm
01:30 pm
Networking LunchUp to 18 conversations for 5 minutes each were arranged per participant with leading industry partners. This session was all about learning about the newest innovations, meeting great people... and of course, sampling the good catering!
01:30 pm
01:40 pm
Tech Talent meets Munich's Tech Hub
Kurt Kapp- Deputy Mayor, City of Munich
01:40 pm
02:10 pm
Panel 2.1.
More engagement 1:1 and 2:2 with top entrepreneurs, industry representatives, and investors.

Strategic Collaboration between Industry Players and Start-ups

Peter Schwarzenbauer - Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG, MINI, BMW Motarrad, Rolls Royce, Aftersales BMW Group
Alexander Schlaubitz - Vice President of Marketing, Lufthansa Group
Nikolay Hvvid - Founder & CEO, Bragi GmbH
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Moderation
02:10 pm
02:40 pm
Panel 2.2.
Disruptive Technologies require Disruptive Approaches

Nikolay Zaepernick - Senior Vice President Central Europe, EOS GmbH
Dr. Marcus Bauer - Head of System Test and Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Next47 eAircraft
Dr. Daniel Teichmann - Founder and CEO, Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Moderation
02:40 pm
03:40 pm
Pitching 6 - 10Even more pitches by our national and international top tech start-ups.
Artificial Intelligence & IoT
Autonomous Machines & Advanced Manufacturing
Smart Mobility
Energy Efficiency
Digital Retail
03:40 pm
04:00 pm
Coffee break
04:00 pm
05:00 pm
Workshops 1 - 5Together with our industry partners, participants worked on tomorrow's challenges. They played an active role in our workshops with design-thinking methods.

Airport Munich: How to Activate Customers for Shopping at Munich Airport
BMW Group & Lufthansa AG: Premium Experience 2025
EOS GmbH: Cyber Security in Additive Manufacturing
IBM Deutschland GmbH: Build your own IoT weather station
next47 GmbH: Shape your business with MindSphere
05:00 pm
6:00 pm
Closing & Drinks Closing remarks and aperitif.
07:00 pm
10:00 pm
Dinner Crawl
Participants enjoyed a 3-course dinner in 3 different top-rated Munich restaurants and had the chance to meet all of our partners in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Dinner Crawl was ranked the most beneficial networking session of MUST 2016!


09:30 am
14:30 pm
One-on-Ones and B2BTime for Deal-Making and B2B!

- High-energy speed dating
- One-on-Ones arranged via our app. Participants sat down to discuss their future joint projects, co-ventures and co-creations
- Light Lunch & Closing

Participants 2016

Scroll down to find more participating industry partners & startups!


Startups with a focus on science and technology, who have their initial funding secured and want to do business in Munich and/or Bavaria, come to meet decision-makers from matching industries.


Venture Capital and Business Angels who bring their networks and are looking forward to making new contacts with promising entrepreneurs.


Active community members and supporters of the ecosystem.


Industry leaders from Munich and Bavaria who are looking for innovations and seeking matching startups worldwide for business contracts and investments.

Entrepreneurship Centers

UnternehmerTUM, LMU Entrepreneurship Center, and Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship have a strong international reputation to provide entrepreneurship education, support, and consulting. They invite you to their global entrepreneurship network and share their knowledge.

Daljitt Barn

Head of Cyber, Munich Re

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Daljitt Barn facilitates secure but controlled growth of Munich Re’s cyber insurance book.  The CU Cyber Team sets the Munich Re cyber insurance strategy and coordinates new technology partnerships within the cyber security market. Daljitt has previously collaborated with UK insurers to develop cyber insurance propositions for pre-bind risk and post-breach response services.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the information security arena across security strategy, risk, architecture, operations and business development roles. Before joining Munich Re, he managed the cyber team within PwC UK, for their Insurance & Investment Management sector, and is also the founder and former chairman of the Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum (CRIF).

Dr. Ingo Ederer

CEO voxeljet AG

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Dr. Ingo Ederer is not only the key inventor of the technology, but also one of voxeljet´s founders. From 1999 to 2013 he built up the company into a leading provider of 3D printers for industrial and commercial customers. He was appointed to CEO of voxeljet in 2013.

Rudolf Franz

COO/CFO, voxeljet AG

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Rudolf Franz has been one of voxeljet´s shareholders through his venture fund Franz Industriebeteiligungen AG since 2003. In his role as Chief Operation Officer he has focused on building our global sales network and marketing while also being responsible for finance and controlling. In addition, he is holding the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2013.

Andy Goldstein

CEO, LMU Entrepreneurship Center

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Andy is not only the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the LMU Entrepreneurship Center and the German Accelerator, but also Co-Founder & Managing Director of Deloitte Digital GmbH. He is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor with 32 years of experience in founding, financing, building and accelerating companies. The accelerator at the LMU has spawned over 165 companies in 7 years and the German Accelerator, a project of the German government, has graduated over 60 companies in 3 years. Andy’s Acceleration leadership for corporates includes the launches of The Allianz Digital Accelerator & The Volkswagen DataLab.

Gunnar Heipp

Director of Strategic Planning Department, SWM/MVG

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Gunnar Heipp graduated from University in Karlsruhe and Trondheim, majoring in civil engineering as well as transport and urban planning. 2002 he joined Munich’s public transport company (MVG) as head of quality and product management. Since 2003 he is Director of the Department of Strategic Planning being responsible for all strategic and planning matters from long term urban planning and network strategy to infrastructure projects, multimodal integration, the mobility strategy of the Munich Transportation Corporation (MVG) and e-mobility. He is an appointed member of the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL) and the current elected Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission of the International Public Transport Union (UITP).

Nikolay Kolev

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Deloitte Digital GmbH

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Nikolay leads the Digital Ventures Service Line at Deloitte Digital GmbH. He can look back on more than 10 years of consulting, operational and entrepreneurial experience. Prior to Deloitte, he was a Principal at A.T. Kearney, Co-Founder of the A.T. Kearney Digital Lab and Global Vice President at Skrill Holdings in London. Nikolay holds a Diploma in International Business Administration.

Matthias Notz

CEO, German Entrepreneurship GmbH

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Matthias Notz works passionately at the interface between start-ups, universities and industry. He has consulted renowned companies and educational institutions on topics such as intra- and entrepreneurship advancement, the setup of strategic partnerships and fundraising strategy. With the vison “Empowering Entrepreneurs” at the LMU Entrepreneurship Center, Matthias Notz supports young and innovative start-ups by providing them with infrastructure, training and networks. At the same time he connects economy, science and start-ups.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer

CEO, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer is professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is a co-founder and sits on the board of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie. Additionally he is a co-initiator of the MUC SUMMIT GmbH. Klaus worked at Infineon AG and in 2000, co-founded the communication technologies company adward AG and became its chairman. He successfully established this company as a major market player and was able to realize his innovative ideas further with various start-up teams. His main research topics are in innovation process, business modelling, networking, co-creation and societal innovations.

Dr. Helmut Schönenberger

CEO, UnternehmerTUM GmbH

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Scalable tech-startups – that’s Helmut’s passion as co-founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM. The aerospace engineer helps new ventures to solve strategy, recruiting, business development and future financing challenges.


MUST 2017 will take place on different locations.
The main day, February 22, 2017 will take place in the Eisbach Filmstudios.
Stay tuned to get to know where PRE MUST (February 21, 2017) and the One-on-One Meetings (February 23, 2017) will take place.

MUST 2016




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Speakers 2017

This year’s panel was composed of decision makers, tech-talents and fascinating entrepreneurs who discussed the latest trends of technologies that promise to become an economic driving force.

Peter Schwarzenbauer

Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG MINI, BMW Motorrad, Rolls Royce, Aftersales BMW Group

Jörn Nikolay

Managing Director, General Atlantic GmbH

Nikolai Zaepernick

Senior Vice President Central Europe, EOS GmbH

Thomas Weyer

CFO and Head of Infrastructure, Airport Munich

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X

Susana Quintana-Plaza

Partner, next47 GmbH

Niklaus Waser

Vice President Watson IoT Global EcoSystem & Watson IoT Center, Munich, IBM Deutschland GmbH


Dr. Daniel Teichmann

Founder and CEO, Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH

Dr. Marcus Bauer

Head of System Test and Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Next47 eAircraft

Franz Josef Pschierer

State Secretary, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs

Kosta Grammatis

Chief Executive New Space, ViaLight Space Inc., USA

Nikolay Hviid

Founder & CEO, Bragi GmbH

Alexander Schlaubitz

Vice President of Marketing, Lufthansa Group

Dirk Mühlenweg

Head of Sales of the Watson IoT Center & Digital Sales Europe, IBM

Josef Schmid

Mayor, City of Munich

Startups 2017

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