RESPOND Accelerator

RESPOND Accelerator

Founded: 2019

Accelerating Responsible Leadership


Program Type
5 months

RESPOND - the new startup accelerator program that promotes responsible leadership and scalable sustainable business models.
As a joint initiative by the BMW Foundation and Europe’s leading entrepreneurship center UnternehmerTUM, the 5-months accelerator program supports startups and founders who are dedicated to create a liveable future for all in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The key benefits of the RESPOND Accelerator Program in a nutshell:
·       High-class coaching and mentoring around the topics of business, technology, sustainability and leadership – based on the individual learning targets
·       Participation in a multi-day leadership program to empower founders to lead with more responsibility, awareness and action
·       Access to a broad international network of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporates – including members of the BMW Foundation’s Responsible Leaders Network
·       High visibility for participating startups through pitch slots at international conferences, proactive public relations, and promotion on our social media channels and within our network
·       Free co-working space in the brand-new Munich Urban Colab including access to UnternehmerTUM’s high-tech workshop MakerSpace
·       No equity and no fees for participating in a high-value program


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Funding & Benefits

Type of Funding
No equity and fees
Offer Details
No equity and no fees for participating in a high-value program


Application Status
Number of Alumni Startups