Company Start-ups

at the Department of Mathematics

As an entrepreneurial university, the Technical University of Munich encourages its scientists to be proactive in founding companies. In particular, research results in mathematics have frequently provided the basis for successful spin-offs.

"Many startups here at TUM and other places show that the results of research in mathematics, for example in data science, finance or control, are of significant practical, economic use. As the department's start-up ambassador, I am actively promoting the start-up culture at TUM, and encourage all those who are interested within the Department of Mathematics and beyond to seize upon the diverse offers of support available at TUM."

Prof. Fabian Theis

TUM offers for company founders

TUM start-up consulting

Do you want to secure your independence and found a company? TUM Start-Up Consulting helps you develop your business model and accompanies you through every phase of building your company. Not only do you receive assistance with developing your business plan, but also with applications for grants and financial assistance or the registration of patents and licenses.

Professional qualification opportunities

You are an employee or student at TUM? And interested in founding a company? The TUM School of Management and UnternehmerTUM offer you a broad range of entrepreneurship training. In addition to theoretical and application-oriented teaching sessions across several departments, there is also an EMBA degree program (Executive Master of Business Administration).

Successful start-ups from the TUM Department of Mathematics

anevis solutions

Anevis solutions GmbH specializes in IT-supported investment services and applies interdisciplinary methods to deliver creative, tailor-made solutions.

Beyer & Söhne

Beyer & Söhne is run by the pharmacist Hartmut Beyer and his sons, Nico und Robby. Their aim: to produce the best skin cream in the world.


With its novel process-mining technology, Celonis offers the world’s most powerful tool for analyzing and optimizing IT-supported business processes.


Ehrenmüller helps companies to make optimal decisions fully automatically in real time. The team uses technologies for machine and deep learning and develops its own algorithms.


RideBee is developing a platform for companies that helps employees to create carpools for their daily way to work. Thereby, they reduce costs and protect the environment.


SimScale GmbH develops and operates a browser-based platform for 3D computer-aided engineering (CAE) and the associated analysis of results.


Staburo ensures that the efficacy of new medications is tested in accordance with strict legal regulations at the same time as guaranteeing the lowest possible costs to the manufacturer.


Testbirds has combined the crowdsourcing principle with that of software testing and has built a crowdtesting platform, enabling the realistic testing of software by end customers.


Thetaris GmbH is a leading provider of modeling solutions for use in the finance industry. Finance and actuarial mathematicians use these solutions to deal more efficiently with the growing complexity of the finance world.


WSoptics develops novel solutions in the area of mechanical engineering. The company applies the latest mathematical methods to discover new ways of using algorithms and new approaches to solve problems.

You don't see your company?

You are alumna or alumnus of our department and the founder of a company? We very much look forward to being able to present your company here. Please contact us.