Spreading the spirit of entrepreneurship and introducing students to the startup world is our goal. We are Thinc! - one of the largest student initiatives and registered associations of the University of Mannheim founded in 2004.

We support entrepreneurial activities and want to raise students’ awareness for entrepreneurial thinking by providing weekly founder talks with interesting persona from nearby Mannheim. Moreover, we organize workshops and so called Thinc Factories, which were created in order to give students the opportunity to work intensively on their own ideas. In collaboration with our patron Prof. Woywode and his Chair of Entrepreneurship thinc! wants to enable students to finally realize their business ideas and plans.

As an active member of thinc!, you may benefit from our unique business contacts and participate in the organization of events. You are very welcome to support the team with your input regarding marketing, website programming, event management, strategic or any other activities. Furthermore, your chance is higher to be able to participate in our annual Berlin excursion during which we deep into the Berlin startup scene.

But no worries: to join our initiative you need nothing but the passion for startups and the desire to learn more about entrepreneurship.

The planning of the upcoming semester HWS 2020 is already in process even though the online format poses new challenges for all of us. As far as possible we will proceed with our weekly founder talks, workshops and internal Thinc Factories. Feel free to join us, we are waiting for you and your ideas! For further information please go to our website.

We are looking forward to meeting you!



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