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Startup of the Month

Startup of the Month



This section provides an overview of the success stories connected to the MCEI and/or the University of Mannheim. We at MCEI are working hard to make this list as complete as possible but we are still missing out on many startups and companies. If you have further suggestions of companies we should include, please let us know.


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Startup of the Month

Startup of the Month
On February 15 and February 22, MCEI kicked off its spring semester accelerator formats Thinking Beyond Boxes (Bachelor, MAN 453) and Entrepreneurial Spirit (Master, MAN 633). Dr. Bettina Müller, Dr. Jan Zybura, and doctoral candidate Thomas Hipp were welcoming highly motivated students striving to make a difference either by advancing their own startups or by helping one of MCEI’s partner…
Christina Hillebrand and Liesa Lier are both Uni Mannheim Alumni. While Christina did her Bachelor and Master in Business Adminstration in Mannheim, Liesa went to Switzerland for her Master. After returning and working as strategy consultants for some years, the two of them founded GlowBarre. GlowBarre offers Barre classes. Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class - combining ballet-inspired moves…
Yesterday our course MAN 632 Advanced Entrepreneurship was attending an event of the Heidelberg startup Getsafe in cooperation with Heidelberg Startup partners. Getsafe founder and CEO Christian Wiens and their CFO Daniel Treiber were speaking on “How to VC?“, explaining how to successfully attract venture capital. Starting with their own first steps both were giving interesting insights on how to…
On Monday, February 3, Thomas Hipp and Dr. Jan Zybura of MCEI supported our partners at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in providing coaching to their latest student startups at the bachelor and master level. The partnership with the MCEI of the ifm at the University of Mannheim and the WHU Incubator has a history of more than…
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