How it started

After his time at Manage & More in Munich, Thomas Kirchner founded the start-up ProGlove and successfully sold it after seven years. (The video is from 2018, in which he introduces the company.) In 2022, after the exit, Thomas came back to his hometown to give something back to it and built up the program YETI together with dresden|exists, the start-up service for Dresden’s universities and research institutions.

We can now benefit from the experience he gained at Manage & More and during his startup!

The first generation of YETI started in autumn 2022. Within three months, 11 students used design thinking methods to develop their own ideas on topics such as urban gardening and loneliness in old age, fine-tuned prototypes and presented them to the Dresden startup community at the Demo Day.