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Founder Talks

You want to learn more about what it means to become an entrepreneur or have ideas to start your own business? Then join the MCEI Founder Talk and learn from distinguished entrepreneurs about their entrepreneurial journey.

The MCEI regularly invites well-known entrepreneurs to talk about their personal experiences and relevant topics every potential entrepreneur has to deal with. You can get inspired, learn from their mistakes, and celebrate their successes. The entrepreneurs, often University of Mannheim alumni, will be more than willing to answer your questions and usually discuss individual questions after their talks while enjoying some drinks. Founder Talks are ideal to broaden your network, to gain access to investors in general or angel rounds in particular and grant you the opportunity to get in touch with exciting job opportunities in innovative companies.



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Meet serial entrepreneur and investor Claude Ritter in our next Founder Talk that we host with the ifm Förderkreis at our partner C-HUB. Claude will share lots of insights about his vast entrepreneurial experience. We at MCEI are excited to have another top entrepreneur and speaker come to Mannheim.  About Claude Claude is currently co-founder and CMO at BOOK A TIGER. He…
In our MCEI Founder Talk “From the Silicon Valley to the Rhine Neckar Valley” on October 18, we had the great honor of having André Marquis (Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley), and Erik Magdanz (U.S. Embassy, Berlin) at the University of Mannheim to share their yearlong experience with us. Both speakers are serial…
Meet Andre Marquis and Mark Searle of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business (University of California, Berkeley). The two serial entrepreneurs will talk about how to scale up the enterprise and how to build flourishing Startup Ecosystems. The speakers will be accompanied by Erik Magdanz (Diplomat and Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin). Erik (an investment banker in Silicon Valley in his prior…
What are the challenges in innovation management and how to handle uncertainty? On Tuesday, September 13, University of Mannheim alumnus (class of 2011) and entrepreneur Boris Danne (Business Development at AutoScout24; founder of indieBrands) will come back to Mannheim to give a talk on how to use lean startup methodology to overcome uncertainty and drive innovation management. Drinks and snacks…
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