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Angel Investors & VCs

Angel Investors & VCs

Beteiligungsfonds Wirtschaftsförderung Mannheim

Beteiligungsfonds Wirtschaftsförderung Mannheim

Mannheim Business Angels Network

Mannheim Business Angels Network

Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners

Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners

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 Mannheim Business Angel Network will hold a networking session and guided tour of the new MBS Study and Conference Center under the motto "Angels and Entrepreneurs". 

All alumni of Mannheim Business School you are invited to join the event in person. To do so please sign up here.

 

When: 26 November, 2016 | 15:00 - 17:00 h, incl. coffee and networking break (workshops), 15:00 - 16:00 h (guided tour)

Where: ECD (workshops), Courtyard of Mannheim Palace (guided tour)

Are you interested in the topic of venture Capital? Would you like to know how and where you can get funding for your early-stage company? Then join us for a interesting guest Lecture with Alexander Ernst of the Mannheim Business Angels Network on Seed Financing! The lecture is held in the context of the course "MAN 630 Introduction to Entrepreneurship" but will be open to the public.

When? Thursday, November 27, 3.30pm - 5pm

Where? Room M003, Schloss Mannheim

Sponsors

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