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SPOND

RESPOND is a BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt accelerator program, operated by UnternehmerTUM, which exists to accelerate startups and empower leaders to take their business to the next level.

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HOW WE RESPOND TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES

We support founders and entrepreneurs who are working towards a sustainable and just future in line with the UN´s 2030 Agenda.

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LEADER

We empower founders to lead with more responsibility, awareness, commitment, and action.

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how we do business

We believe that innovative business models can contribute to a more sustainable and responsible economy.

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what's possible

How would personal mentorship, connections to our diverse, international network, and broad media coverage impact how you respond?

What we're looking for

The RESPOND accelerator program is looking for founders and startups who have the energy, creativity and innovation to tackle the most pressing challenges of our time and achieve systemic change.

  • Positive Impact
  • Profit & Purpose
  • Technology
  • Traction
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What we offer

As a member of the RESPOND cohort, you'll be matched with personal mentors, receive 5-months of hands-on coaching, and have the opportunity to connect with our diverse, international network.

  • Coaching & Mentorship
  • International Network
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Visibility
  • Workspace & Prototyping
  • No equity taken
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How we're responding

Press Release

On January 20, 2020, we officially launched the new RESPOND accelerator program in the press. Check out our press release to find out more about the program.

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Office Hours

Starting from January 28th, 2020, we will be offering a weekly online office hour, where you will have the chance to ask all your questions about the RESPOND accelerator program and your application. We are available every TUESDAY from 3-4 PM (CEST) via video call. To join, just follow the link below - no registration necessary.

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