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gate Garching EN

The gate to success for tech startups

Where nerdy dreams become real business

  • Who we are

    As a business incubator, the gate is the first address for tech-startups and is located within the research campus in Garching / Munich. Around 50 resident startups particularly appreciate the flexibly expandable office spaces near the University.

  • What we offer

    On their way to success, the founders consult gate’s own founder coach and are supported by workshops as well as by the exchange with other startups while having lunch in the gate-kitchen.

  • Who we are looking for

    Founder teams with a scalable technical innovation, especially in the fields of CleanTech, Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0, MedTech, IT, Augmented Reality or Robotics hit the spot.

Office Spaces – room for scaling your ideas

At the startups’ disposal are offices from 20 up to more than 100 sqm. Before you move in, we will find the optimate rooms together with you.

Depending on the team’s development, the space can be expanded or reduced accordingly lateron.

Whether with a cosy lounge chair or a phone box, a virtual-reality-department or a workout corner – every start-up may configure their rooms according to their individual needs.   

Office Starter – 20sqm | 1-2 Persons | from 299 EUR / month

Office Team – 36sqm | 3-4 Persons | from 539 EUR / month

Büro Growth– 54sqm | 5-6 Personen | from 808 EUR / month

Office Expansion – 72sqm | 7-9 Persons | from 1,077 EUR / month

Office Business – 109sqm | 10-14 Personen | from 1,630 EUR / month

“The success story of our inveox GmbH is tightly connected with gate Garching. Our first big office! We appreciate the dynamical and inspiring atmsophere as well as the exchange with other startups, the excellent infrastructure (café, lunch, catering, conferences, mail service…) and location (subway, highway). A clear advantage for us is the vicinity of our partners like UnternehmerTUM with MakerSpace. Last but not least it’s just a stone’s throw for our TUM working students!”

Extra Services – for a smooth daily routine

  • Internet Flatrate

    Internet acces of Leibniz Rechenzentrum is available in all offices (up to 100Mbit/s)

  • Parking & Reception

    Own parking ground in front of the building. Guests are welcomed by the gate team

  • Mail Service

    Prepaid/stamped outgoing mail is picked up daily by a mail service.

  • Kitchenette

    Every floor has two kitchenettes with a fridge.

  • Server Room

    A locked air-conditioned server room is available on demand.

  • Marketing

    gate start-ups are integrated in marketing activities via web site, social media channels and the in-house magazine.

  • Inspiration

    Founder coaching, regular events for networking and further training are inclusive.

  • Catering

    The gate kitchen offers snacks, coffee and tasty lunch as well as catering for internal events.

Conference Rooms – where round financing succeeds

Ideal for conferences, seminars & workshops


  • Beamer
  • Flipcharts
  • Internet
  • Microphone
  • Audio equipment

Room A – 108sqm | up to 90 Persons

Ideal for groups from 10-15 persons


  • Beamer
  • Internet
  • Flipcharts

Room B – 55sqm | up to 15 Persons

Ideal for meetings in a small circle


  • 55 ” monitor
  • Internet
  • Flipcharts
  • conference phone

Room C – 35sqm | up to 10 Persons

gate-startups have rooms in three different sizes at their disposal for professional meetings. Visitors may use the free parking lot directly in front of the building.

External guests may book our conference rooms according to our pricing conditions.

“Being a hardware-startup, especially the large workshop space at the gate is essential. Reaching UnternehmerTUM and MakerSpace by foot in a couple of minutes makes our every-day-life easier. Another advantage of being located at the TUM Campus is that working students as well needn’t walk far. This is a unique feature for recruiting. And last but not least it’s the tasty food of gate kitchen that we are looking forward to every day.”

gate Coach – the relentless talk with the expert

Andreas Preen has been the gate founder coach since 2013. He advises startups on the development of their buiness model, establishment of an efficient company strategy, installation of suitable company structures and processes, the organization of controlling structures and, beyond all, a on a marketing and sales strategy with the corresponding measurement plan.

He is an experienced entrepreneur himself, director and advisor, and he has eperienced the process of founding with all ups and downs several times. Many a start-up owes to him the operative strategy watershed thanks to his pitiless analyses.

Read more about Andreas Preen in our gateWAY Story.

Develop your leadership skills by leadership coaching

By means of leadership coaching Lisa Hyna supports founders in mastering their role as a leader.
The objective: to develop a strong and self-confident leading peronality, who is to lead a young enterprise to growth and success.

Based on her diploma from the three times scientifically validated St.Galler Coaching Modell®, Lisa Hyna puts coaching emphasis on the personality level.

In order to do so, she combines her expert knowledge in the field of business management (M.A.) with her long lasting project management experience. Being an educated movement teacher in addition, she has brought her skills to perfection creating trustful rooms for advancement as well as imparting knowledge and guidelines.

“We appreciate very much about the gate that, along with our growing company, our office space can grow flexibly. The location at the research campus with its excellent transport connections as well as the vicinity to TU München and MakerSpace represent a big advantage for us. The constantly manned reception is very helpful so that we don’t miss urgently expected shipments. I want to put special emphasis on the regular founder coachings with the experienced entrepreneur Andreas Preen who accompanies our business development as a valuable sparring partner.”

gate-Academy – answers on vital startup questions

  • How do Venture Capital companies tick?
  • How do I prepare a finance round?
  • Is a holding structure useful for my startup?
  • How does an exit strategy look like?
  • What is to be considered with on- and offboarding of staff?

The answers on global startup challenges are given by experts from our network in periodic workshops and lectures. At gate-academy you get know-how in step with actual practice and immediately applicable. Because we believe in the value of knowledge sharing we offer these webinars for free.

gate-Community – casual exchange with your neighbors

The gate community lives on external exchange.

Social events, the kitchenttes used in common as well as gate-kitchen provide time and and place for a small and sometimes even deep talk.

Because a neighbor’s advice can be worth one’s weight in gold.

“We from CELUS benefit very much from the exchange with other startups at the gate. The gate offers an ideal infrastructure for deep tech / high tech startups and best conditions to be successful as an enterprise. With their carefully selected framework program, the gate perfects its offer. Clearly recommended by CELUS.”

gate-Kitchen – brain food from Thai to Bavarian

In the in-house bistro with its fresh Thai and Bavarian food the gate start-ups stock up on energy every day. gate kitchen offers genuine, plain cooking at reasonable prices.

The events in the conference Rooms, as well, know the true promise of the catering for seminars, conferences or meetings.

Further information and contact:

Campus Garching – in the middle of the inspiring university environment

With over 7,500 employees and about 17,500 students, the research campus Garching in the north of Munich is one of the biggest centers for science, research and education in Germany. Here you can find a unique concentration of natural-scientific and technical research institutions:

  • The biggest site of the Technical University of Munich
  • Ludwig-Maximilian-University,
  • Institutes of Max-Planck-Society,
  • Bavarian Academy of Science
  • European Southern Observatory
  • numerous renowned institutes and enterprises.

The gate is located in the “startup corner” in direct neighborhood of UnternehmerTUM and the protoype factory of Maker Space – to be reached in a two-minutes-walk.

News from the gate

planqc wins contract to improve material simulations using quantum algorithms

13.11.2023 – The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has selected gate-startup planqc, d-fine and Molecular Quantum Solutions … read more

Energyminer GmbH welcomes Ludwig Kons, a top-class industry expert, to the team

23.10.2023 – gate-Startup Energyminer, an emerging energy startup, is delighted to announce that Ludwig Kons, an industry … read more

Energyminer wins Munich Business Plan Competition

01.08.2023 – gate startup Energyminer has concluded this year’s Munich Business Plan Competition with an impressive … read more

OmegaLambdaTec announces start of “KICk-StARtER-G” project

30.06.2023 – With their consortium meeting at the gate, the consortium partners OmegaLambdaTec GmbH, MOZYS Engineering … read more


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