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Success Stories

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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Komparo Founded by Leon Joost and Vincent Schramke Founded in 2020 Marketing and Advertising Located in Frankfurt Leon Joost and Vincent Schramke are Uni Mannheim alumni and studied here on a Bachelor level. Startup Characteristics By delivering state-of-the-art digital marketing we make sure your business is taken to the next level. We help you to turn your online visitors…
i.G. Started by Jonas Hofmann and Malte Zander Started in 2019, terminated in 2020 Fashion jewelry The founders are University of Mannheim Alumni, and worked on developing FAGACCI during MCEI courses. In the Inside the Venture part of his Bachelor thesis Jonas Hofmann developed a business model and marketing strategies for FAGACCI. Read about it here!
TimeStudios Founded by David Franken Villa Founded in 2017 Media Production Located in Mannheim and Darmstadt David Franken Villa is an alumnus of the University of Mannheim. Startup Characteristics We produce media that move people. Starting as an agency for film production, we have also established ourselves in the areas of content marketing, design and photography in the Rhine-Main…
i.G. Started by Christian Zupke Started in 2019, terminated in 2019 Food The founder is an University of Mannheim Alumnus, and worked on developing Freshman during his studies. In the Inside the Venture part of his Bachelor thesis Christian Zupke developed a business model for Freshman and researched possible ways to validate the business idea. Read about it here! ____________________________…
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  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum