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Partners

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

Competitions

Competitions

Incubators & Accelerators

Incubators & Accelerators

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives
Students, research assistants and professors are encouraged to join the start2grow entrepreneurship competition 38 -  a contest for people with an exciting business idea. Application is now open! Start2 grow offers the following benefits: Free participation High prize money Special technology prize  Special digital enterprises prize Contacts to capital and business Interactive events Network to 600 coaches   Apply Now!…
Merck is looking for young entrepreneurs with business ideas in the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, including, but not limited to: - bio-interfaces and sensors- enablers of precision farming- 3D printing- future organic chemistry- microbiome- smart site management- chemical surface solutions- surface modification and functionalization- functional materials As in previous rounds, the startups will…
The European Commission is launching today the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The first prize is €100 000, with second and third prizes of €50 000 and €30 000 respectively. A special prize of €20 000 will be dedicated to the Rising…

BREAKTHROUGH 2017 – from business concept to market validation! Application open until September 17th

BREAKTHROUGH is an accelerator program that enables early-stage startups to find product/market fit. Within nine weeks, founders will validate their concepts in real market conditions to turn them into products customers will love!

The program is designed to help highly motivated entrepreneurs to turn their business hypotheses into products their customers love. BREAKTHROUGH is inspired by the lean startup method and other top notch methodologies of customer centric thinking and lean approaches. The program is divided into three phases. Each phase lasts three weeks. Within each phase, the workshops and assignments will cover all areas of the startup’s business plan. At the end of each phase, a big competitive pitch event will decide which startup can advance to the next phase. For details see the website www.up2b.io/breakthrough. The program will end with a big final pitching competition (demo day), in which the best five startups will present their businesses to a high-profile jury and compete for prizes and media coverage. The program takes place in the region of Mannheim, Heidelberg, Walldorf and Karlsruhe. The very least amount of time to spend in the program is two hours per week.

You can apply, if you meet the following requirements: You need to have a tech business concept dealing with digital transformation and targeting business customers. Your startup should not be older than five years. You and your team will be able to participate in the program period for most of the sessions. At least one of you is present at the four main events. You need to present a weekly progress pitch about your startup’s development.

In order to benefit most from the program, you should have those two in abundance: A hard-working attitude and eagerness to learn and grow. You should set ambitious goals and work independently to achieve them. You should use the program as a guiding frame to help you meet your objectives and earnestly consider all the offers made in this program. Honest and concrete feedback about our program is highly appreciated.

The program is free and comes with no strings attached! Apply until September 17th, 23:59 UTC at:
www.up2b.io/breakthrough

The TEDxUniMannheim event will take place on 23th September 2017 combining live speakers and TED Talk videos to spark deep discussion and connection. 

Take this incredible opportunity together with passionate people and discover amazing opportunities! 

 

Apply Now! Deadline is 09.09.2017! 

For further information go to tedxunimannheim.de!

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Sponsors

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