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We at MCEI are passionate in helping you getting your idea of the ground. For that we offer numerous possibilities for support and you can find all the relevant information here. We also have an amazing lineup of partners who help us in providing you the best possible support.

 

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In an interesting and highly competitive final round the team from PulseShift convinced the jury with their idea and thereby won the MCEI Seed Award 2017. The award is linked to a price money of 10,000 € and is intended to help the startup grow. The first Startup Lounge in 2017 kicked-off with a special event – the final round…
Help our friend Nathalie Hubschneider in her research!  Crowdfunding is currently revolutionizing the financial sector: Its growth rates are impressive, and its funding volume is expected to surpass venture capital this year. However, most crowdfunding platforms are displaying low success rates of less than 50%. Consequently, researchers and practitioners are trying to understand the success factors of crowdfunding campaigns, searching for ways to improve success rates. In this context, it is interesting to analyze the factors that motivate backers to support crowdfunding campaigns. Currently, we are analyzing the drivers of crowd motivation across two types of crowdfunding projects: reward-based crowdfunding (projects providing a non-monetary return for the money provided, for example on Kickstarter, Indiegogo,...), and lending-based crowdfunding (credit-like projects based on a repayment of the crowdfunding sum, such as microfinance projects, Prosper,...). Everybody having supported reward- or lending-based crowdfunding in the past is invited to participate in the survey, which takes roughly 10-15 minutes. Link to the survey: surveymonkey.de/r/crowdfunding_motivation
07.01.2017 - 18:00

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Help our friend Svetlana Cherednychenko from TU Munich in her research! She is doing research in software-for-equity in Germany, a very intresting topic for startups. This survey is directed towards founders and entrepreneurs. Take 10 min of your time and help advancing research!Thank you!   You can take the survey in English of German:  English version: https://goo.gl/forms/DEcXzMIH1pOtpSuy2 German version: https://goo.gl/forms/qCjxcLoYQ0nvl8pw2   Software-for-equity is an alternative investment model which is attractive to young founders who have no technological expertise, yet need it in order to build their product. Knowing how difficult it is to get financial investment before there is a viable product, young entrepreneurs have to get some investments in order to build a product. So, why not offer entrepreneurs a service according to which they get a competent and experienced partner who would take care of the product implementation and, additionally, act as a technical co-founder? In return, this technical co-founder would get company shares – this way the entrepreneur gets some assurance that his co-founder is interested in making the company a success on the long term. But if it sounds so good, why has not such a service been established in Germany so far?
The Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is calling all startup teams that have emerged at the University of Mannheim and/ or have been created by University of Mannheim student or alumni teams (at least one team member with affiliation) in 2016 to participate in the following challenge: Are you the best University of Mannheim Startup created in 2016? The…
We are looking back at an exciting year at MCEI. Especially, the last months were really exciting for us due to several events and new opportunities to foster the startup culture at the University of Mannheim and in the Rhine-Neckar Region. The following is the MCEI year 2016 in review...if you read this article for the Season's Greetings only, please…
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Sponsors

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