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Startup Lounge

Startup Lounge

The MCEI Startup Lounge is your place to get inspired to create something new and to meet and mingle with the Mannheim Startup Ecosystem. Meet startups and creative minds to discuss great ideas in a laid-back atmosphere. Every Startup Lounge features an inspirational talk by a (usually early-stage) venture to get the discussion going and has some budget to cover drinks (provided by either MCEI or one of our co-feature partners). Join us if you are into startups and want to expand your network in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region and live the entrepreneurial spirit.

 

What to expect?

Every Startup Lounge starts with an opportunity to network. You can meet new people and start conversations about your entrepreneurial ambitions over a drink. After everybody made themselves comfortable, MCEI features a startup on stage to pitch and provide insights into their current challenges. After the pitch there is always the opportunity to ask questions and give advice. Startup Lounges rest on the principle of paying it forward and serendipity. Thus, the Startup Lounges provide a platform for startups to obtain feedback and forge connections to advance. You can usually expect early-stage startups sharing their story from which you can learn a lot for your own entrepreneurial path. After the talk, we proceed with open networking. Benefit from getting to know (angel) investors, founders and many other actors from the Startup Ecosystem and share your own contacts to help others advance.

 

Date and Venue?

We are regularly meeting every other Tuesday during the University of Mannheim semester (February-June; September-December) at 7:30pm in Café L3 (L3 9, 68161 Mannheim). Make sure to check the information on our website and follow our Facebook feed and events for updates.

 

How to join?

Just stop by! Spontaneous visitors are absolutely welcome and there is no reservation required. Some exceptions might apply regarding our Seed Award and Pitch Battle Specials, when we suggest you to RSVP.

 

How long has the Startup Lounge been around?

We held the first Startup Lounge on November 19, 2013, and had a great development ever since. We have welcomed many amazing founders from all over the world as guests in the Startup Lounge and were able to connect many students, founders, and investors over the past years. It has been an honor to celebrate our 50th Startup Lounge with all of you in 2018 and we are looking forward to many more inspiring events. You can find more information on the Startup Lounge history and individual events below. Enjoy reading!

 

The end of November calls for another amazing Startup! Winter is coming and before everyone gets caught in the storm of the exams and work we invite you to our next Startup Lounge, where you can relax, enjoy your Tuesday evening while getting to know an inspiring Startup and connecting with people. We are pleased to welcome our next guest…
New Month - New Inspiring Startup! With the days getting shorter and colder, we invite you to enjoy the warm atmosphere at the Startup Lounge. Tune in on the 10th of November to hear the inspiring story of our next Startup: RoboLog! Get your free ticket here: eventbrite.com About RoboLog: The founding team members of RoboLog have worked in the field…
Do you want to take a break from the daily routine and find out more about the Startups in the Mannheim area? Then grab a drink and tune in on Tuesday to network and enjoy an inspirational speech from our next guest: Pro-AspectX. Get your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-startup-lounge-80-pro-aspectx-tickets-125897120677 About Pro-AspectX: Pro-AspectX has committed itself to develop a new generation of…
The new semester at the University of Mannheim starts very soon, students are flocking back to the city after their long summer break. Well, we are also leaving our bathing suits and warm days behind and are ready to continue our tradition of inviting great entrepreneurs to inspire you and tell us their story! Get your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-startup-lounge-79-tutorspace-tickets-121361566713  Due…
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Sponsors

  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum