fbpx

MISSION

MISSION

We are at a critical time in our history. Climate change is having severe effects on our planet and people, our economic systems prioritize profit over sustainability, and social challenges are growing at an unprecedented rate.

The UN 2030 Agenda proposes 17 global goals for building a more just and sustainable future. They are an urgent call to action. We believe responsible leadership, innovation, and sustainable business models are powerful ways to respond to global challenges, and achieve systemic change.

It’s no longer about if we respond, but how we respond.

Our mission is to promote and scale solutions to the most pressing social, environmental, and economic challenges of our time.

At RESPOND, we work with entrepreneurs across the globe to accelerate sustainable business models, drive innovation, and empower responsible leadership.

The RESPOND Accelerator is the first accelerator program that promotes both responsible leadership and sustainable business models in line with the UN 2030 Agenda.

The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt promotes responsible leadership and inspires leaders worldwide to work towards a peaceful, just and sustainable future. It inspires leaders across communities, cultures and countries through its leadership programs and connects them through its global BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network, a global community that drives positive change. It uses and promotes impact investing and venture philanthropy as effective tools for social change. Through these activities, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt aims to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

The Foundation´s vast network of responsible leaders, corporates, investors and third-sector entities offers a rich platform for founders and entrepreneurs.

UnternehmerTUM offers founders and startups a complete service, from developing the initial idea to registering intellectual property. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers support founders with the development of their products, services, and business models. The experts provide them with personal guidance on building up their companies, market-entry, and financing – including via Venture Capital.

The RESPOND accelerator program is backed by the whole UnternehmerTUM ecosystem, and benefits from the expertise and network of its tech startup accelerator program, TechFounders.