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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
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…
When talking about start-up ecosystems in Germany, the focus is usually on towns like Berlin or Munich. But it is not only in these two international hotspots that an active start-up scene has developed in recent years, but also in many other regions of the country: Mannheim stands out here as one of the strongest locations in Germany for start-ups…
The Berlin–based AI–startup Workist, until recently known as, got a seed–funding of 2.3 Million Euro. It was co-founded by former Uni Mannheim and MCEI alumni Alexander Müller. Investors were 468 Capital, LEA Partners and Angel Investor Marc Schauenburg. Using the AI–based “AI Worker” Workist is a offering a platform solution for the automatisation of administrative office tasks. The core…
Cerebrum e.V. Founded by Heinrich Nikonow and Alexander Rische Founded in 2018 and Liquidated in 2020 Consulting Located in Rhein-Neckar Area Co-Founder Alexander Rische is an alumnus of the University of Mannheim. Startup Characteristics Cerebrum e.V. is an ambitious personal development organization to assist students in achieving their dream career.
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