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MCEI is only as good as our partners. Here you can find all our partners sorted according to the services they can offer to you.

Advisory & Support

Advisory & Support

Angel Investors & VCs

Angel Investors & VCs



Design and Development

Design and Development

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

Learn the basics of innovation methods – what lifestyle fits your life? There is no universal answer! But in the workshop offered by MARS from Hochschule Mannheim you have the chance to apply the mindset of Design Thinking on you most important project, your personal life! Try out methods that solve complex problems and are able to generate new, innovative ideas.


• How to turn an idea into reality?
• What sort of commitment is needed?
• How do I find suitable answers?
• How do I find a job that I like and maybe even love?
• What am I gonna do next?


• Getting to know the basics of Design Thinking
• Being aware of your own strengths and approaches
• Feel the power of a “Designers Mind” for shaping your own life
• Getting in touch with reframing, prototyping, mind-mapping and networking
• Building up at least 3 prototypes for your life for the next 5 years

Wo can participate?

• Students from all subjects and semesters
• Graduates and PhD students with all different backgorunds


Dates are 30 May and 31 May 2022, from 9 am to 1 pm (the content is consecutive so participation in both events is necessary)

Apply now!

Dr. Jan Zybura
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FIRECAMP 2022 is a five-days program for Industrial-Green-Tech startups! Apply now and get access to the german industry and investors!

From 11th – 15th July 2022 twelve Green-Tech startups will participate in one of the most intense programs to find customers and investors in Germany.

✔️ Corporates like ABB, SAP, ZEISS, ZF looking for B2B startups. Meet the decision makers!
✔️ Matchmaking with 30+ investors
✔️ One-on-one mentoring with B2B experts
✔️ Chance to get up to € 200,000 funding with Pre-Seed BW program (more information on webpage)

Only twelve startups will have the chance to participate.

The program is free of charge! Apply until June 01st, 23:59 UTC at:

The Up2B Accelerator is organized by innoWerft - Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Walldorf Stiftung GmbH, Technologiepark Heidelberg and Next Mannheim and is funded by the Ministry of Economy, Labor and Tourism and its campaign Start-up BW.

#LifeScience startups, mark your calendars!

On Thursday 19 May 2022, 6-7 pm, Knowledge Foundation @Reutlingen University invites you to the online webinar "Regulatory Thinking - A Guide through the Evidence Orbit".

Speakers Ingo Hämmerle, CEO of @Medical Innovations Incubator GmbH, and Christian Dorn, Program Manager at Stiftung für Medizininnovationen, will address the question that founders always face: What is benefit? And which proofs of benefit are required when and by whom?

Also information will be given on the Uni´s new certificate course "Regulatory Thinking". In this course, startups learn how to integrate regulatory requirements - e.g. proof of benefit - into their business model from the very beginning. Further course information can be found here.

The program is set to be:

(1) Welcome (Prof. Rumen Krastev, KFRU)

(2) Case Study: Evidence & typical misunderstandings in the discussion of start-ups with different stakeholders (Ingo Hämmerle, Medical Innovation Incubator & Christian Dorn, Stiftung für Medizininnovationen)

(3) Open Discussion Round

(4) Certification Program "Regulatory Thinking®": Overview about its content & structure including Q&A (KFRU)

Join in for this insightful web session!

For registration just drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Born to be an #entrepreneur? Apply to be part of the world's leading talent investor @Entrepreneur First's next #Berlin cohort – no idea and team required, just ambition and potential. Apply before the deadline on May 15th to get into the next interview week. Application details below! ⬇️

#startup #efberlin #foundersfirst


On 04.05.2022 it’s time for the grand online conference on AI & Big Data Analyses organized by the Mannheim based startup Adtelligence! Experience the latest insights and best practices in AI and Big Data.

The digital transformation is in full swing: Central drivers are innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligences and Big Data Analytics. They create new dynamics, are enablers for unprecedented opportunities in all areas: Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Healthcare, Banking & Finance or Automotive.

Join the discussion at the upcoming digital conference organized by Adintelliigence as industry experts once again share insights into their data architectures, machine learning models and use cases. How do you best leverage the potential? What do you need? What is the current situation in the market?

Join in and take part in the discussion!

More info on

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