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Founder Talks

Founder Talks

You dream of being your own boss one day? And you already have ideas how to start-up your own business? Then join the Founder Talks at the University of Mannheim.

The MCEI regularly invites young and energized entrepreneurs to talk about relevant topics every potential entrepreneur has to deal with.

The entrepreneurs, and former students of the University of Mannheim, will be more than willing to answer questions and discuss entrepreneurial topics at a get-together after their presentation. Not only students are eager to join the Founder Talks, but also other founders enjoy hearing about the exciting stories of their entrepreneurial colleagues. In addition, the event may be joined by potential investors who are looking for inspiring new projects to finance. For any further questions regarding entrepreneurial activities, members of the MCEI will be happy to answer questions at the Founder Talks.

Mannheim Founder Talks - more than just lectures.



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On February 21th, we welcomed serial entrepreneur and investor Claude Ritter as guest of our Founder Talk. The event was organised in partnership with the ifm Förderkreis and hosted at our partner C-HUB. We at MCEI were excited to have another top entrepreneur and speaker here in Mannheim, especially since he shared lots of insights about his vast entrepreneurial experience.…
Meet serial entrepreneur and investor Claude Ritter in our next Founder Talk that we host with the ifm Förderkreis at our partner C-HUB. Claude will share lots of insights about his vast entrepreneurial experience. We at MCEI are excited to have another top entrepreneur and speaker come to Mannheim.  About Claude Claude is currently co-founder and CMO at BOOK A TIGER. He…
In our MCEI Founder Talk “From the Silicon Valley to the Rhine Neckar Valley” on October 18, we had the great honor of having André Marquis (Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley), and Erik Magdanz (U.S. Embassy, Berlin) at the University of Mannheim to share their yearlong experience with us. Both speakers are serial…
Meet Andre Marquis and Mark Searle of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business (University of California, Berkeley). The two serial entrepreneurs will talk about how to scale up the enterprise and how to build flourishing Startup Ecosystems. The speakers will be accompanied by Erik Magdanz (Diplomat and Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin). Erik (an investment banker in Silicon Valley in his prior…
What are the challenges in innovation management and how to handle uncertainty? On Tuesday, September 13, University of Mannheim alumnus (class of 2011) and entrepreneur Boris Danne (Business Development at AutoScout24; founder of indieBrands) will come back to Mannheim to give a talk on how to use lean startup methodology to overcome uncertainty and drive innovation management. Drinks and snacks…
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