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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

Design and Development

Design and Development

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

Goethe Uni Frankfurt hosts an exclusive award in cooperation with the German Daily Handelsblatt: The University Innovation Challenge. It aims at promoting innovative ideas from university research. There are six different categories of product, service or business model. The prerequisite for eligibility is that the business idea must either still be at the university research stage or have been developed by a start-up with a university background.

The winners of the University Innovation Challenge will be chosen on 21 October 2021 in Frankfurt am Main and will widely benefit from a broad mentoring and promotion package, including prominent media coverage. Application is still open until 12 September. More info and application on https://award.handelsblatt.com/university-challenge

Register now free of charge for the “4C Accelerator Tübingen” of the Foundation for Medical Innovation, the Medical Innovations GmbH and the University of Tübingen! This qualification program for potential founders and startups is funded by the campaign “Start-up BW” of the Ministry of Economics Baden-Württemberg. Included in the program is the development of the business model until the point of “investor readiness”. A focus lies on the specific needs of startups from the fields of life science and health care. Therefor an intensive individual monitoring is provided from medical experts, concerning the 4 Cs:

• C1-Commercialization: planning of turnover in the healthcare-sector (i.a. refunding costs from the health insurances)
• C2-Certification: Certifying product and company
• C3-Clinical Studies: Proofing evidence of the product
• C4-Copyright: Using data/-copyright strategically

Who can apply?

Eligible are all students, professionals, founding teams and innovators, including clinicians, nurses, lab technicians, scientists who want to translate their innovative ideas into health solutions of the following domains:

• Medical Devices (gadgets, machines, instruments, implants)
• Therapeutics (drugs, active ingredients)
• Diagnostics (laboratory tests or procedures)
• Digital Health (data, analytics, software, monitoring

Apply now until 03 Spetember on Eventbrite

The MEXI Founder Award is open for applications again. Application is really easy: Just check the requirements, choose your category and fill in the onepager. The categories are services, technology and social economy. Your company must be registered in Mannheim. The winner will be awarded 10.000 €.

For more information see https://www.mannheim.de/de/wirtschaft-entwickeln/existenzgruendung/mannheimer-existenzgruendungspreis/mexi-bewerbung-2022

Tired of events that take place only online? Are you ready to network again? Do you want to build your own success, write your own story and realise your own idea? Are you motivated, curious and want to make a difference? Then the STARTUP LAB by hei_INNOVATION is the right place for you!


Four weeks of working on your ideas. Four weeks of team building with your team or new team members. Four weeks of self-learning sessions with videos, live online panels, mentoring sessions and support from role models and successful founders. One final pitch night with a jury and an audience!

Uni Heidelberg is launching the third round of the STARTUP LAB in a hybrid form!

PROGRAMME

3 September – 1 October 2021
Mentoring and 1:1 Coaching
Topics: Problem-Solution-Fit, Business Modelling, Revenue Modelling, Pricing, Marketing & Sales Strategy, Financing, Story Telling & Pitching
Language: English

ABOUT THE STARTUP LAB

Heidelberg University presents the third round of the STARTUP LAB by hei_INNOVATION. Our goal is to show you innovative ways and methods to develop ideas, think outside the box and get your own business model off the ground! Your idea doesn't have to be fully developed yet, but you and your team should have a first concept of it to participate in the STARTUP LAB. Wantwd are motivated, enthusiastic students or alumni who want to get something moving outside the lecture hall. However, also ideas and teams in a more advanced state who want to continue working on their startup and want more input, mentoring and support from startup experts are welcomed.

The program will begin on Friday, 3 September 2021, with a live kick-off event. Mondays are input days. There will be live online panels with renowned founders, investors and role models who will give you insights and tips and answer questions as well. From Tuesday to Thursday, you will have the opportunity to work on your startup as a team. Every Thursday there will be a one-on-one mentoring and coaching session where you will be supported individually with your current challenges to give your startup the ignition it needs to get off the ground. You will be matched with mentors from the STARTUP LAB network and advance your ideas. Every Friday there is pitch night! At the end of each week, there will be a get together, preparation for the final pitch plus pitching session with all teams. You can network with other teams and help each other grow. The finale of the STARTUP LAB will be the final pitch night: each team will pitch in front of a jury and present their own startup or project and have the chance to win prizes!

More info on https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/en/node/24224/startup-lab

Startup BW ASAP will be hosting a train the trainer seminar – „In 5 challenges from idea to validated business model“ on 22 July. This offer is especially addressing students and uni staff and is for them free of charge. It counts in for the Certificate of Advanced Studies as Startup Coach. Register now

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Sponsors

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