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Founder Talks

Founder Talks

p>You dream of being your own boss one day? And you already have ideas how to start-up your own business? Then join the Founder Talks at the University of Mannheim.

The MCEI regularly invites young and energized entrepreneurs to talk about relevant topics every potential entrepreneur has to deal with.

The entrepreneurs, and former students of the University of Mannheim, will be more than willing to answer questions and discuss entrepreneurial topics at a get-together after their presentation. Not only students are eager to join the Founder Talks, but also other founders enjoy hearing about the exciting stories of their entrepreneurial colleagues. In addition, the event may be joined by potential investors who are looking for inspiring new projects to finance. For any further questions regarding entrepreneurial activities, members of the MCEI will be happy to answer questions at the Founder Talks.

Mannheim Founder Talks - more than just lectures.



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  Gain deep insights into the lessons learned when scaling a (B2B) Tech Venture at the upcoming Founder Talk. Philipp Ortwein will report on the „things you better get right", reflecting on his own experience as co-founder of InstaFreight.    InstaFreightInstaFreight is the leading digital logistics provider for road freight in Europe - a 250 bn € market. The company…
Meet Kilian Wagner - founder and CEO of VIU Eyewear - and learn more about the success story behind the fast-growing eyewear startup! Kilian will share insights about his approach to setting up and growing a startup and talk about common mistakes on the way. Kilian Wagner, CEO of VIU Eyewear, rethinks retail by holistically engaging with customers across online…
Meet Denmark´s best-known startup investor Morten Lund. He has founded and co-invested in more than 200 high-tech startups in the last 20 years. These include Skype, Tradeshift, AirHelp & Hippocorn. The talk with Morten Lund is collaboratively organized by Startup Mannheim, innowerft, Technologiepark Heidelberg and MCEI. It is part of the opening speech of this year´s Fire Camp but also…
  You want first hand insights from one of the world´s top tech-hotspots on how to scale your idea or business to success? You want to gain first hand insights from experienced serial entrepreneurs and a former diplomat? You want to get the opportunity to share your thoughts and connect with them after the talk? Then join us on Tuesday!…
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  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum