Student Projects Inside the Venture
Student Candidates - How to participate?
Student Candidates can join our Inside the Venture team and apply directly via e-mail or MCEI message to Jan Zybura. Please add your relevant CV to give some indication on which project suits you best. You will then be added to a dedicated Inside the Venture Group within our MCEI network to provide you with a community of knowledge exchange.
Interested Startups - How to participate?
Is your business expanding rapidly and are you excelling on a growth path or are you facing some trouble of which you might not even know the cause? In either case, you might consider that one of our student teams with their dedicated business and (theoretical) entrepreneurship experience can be of great help.
Are you eligible for the Mannheim Accelerator and Inside the Venture?
Your business should not be older than 5 years and have less than 250 employees. What is more, proximity to the University of Mannheim with respect to location is desirable (Rhein-Neckar region). Ideally, you also have some roots at the University of Mannheim in terms of e.g. one of your founding members having studied ahere but this is not a necessary condition. All projects are conducted free of charge and usually last 2-3 months. Given a high amount of time and effort students will spend on your business and its advancement, you are kindly encouraged to define a success-oriented incentive scheme for the team. However, this is up to you and not obligatory.
How to participate and what are the next steps?
Startups that intend to participate should write us an e-mail or MCEI message. Please let us know what are the most pressing challenges that need to be solved. In a next step, you will meet the MCEI team and we will prioritize your needs into a project definition. The logical next step is compiling a student team out of our student accelerator talent pool and a subsequent project kick-off.
What about the quality of the teams and projects?
We are co-operating with the University of Mannheim student consulting initiative INTEGRA e.V to ensure highest project quality. What is more, all participants gain substantial coaching and advice by the MCEI team along the way.
Students who would like to participate in Inside the Venture find more information here.