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Startup Lounge

Startup Lounge

The MCEI Startup Lounge is your place to get inspired to create something new and to meet and mingle with the Mannheim Startup Ecosystem. Meet startups and creative minds to discuss great ideas in a laid-back atmosphere. Every Startup Lounge features an inspirational talk by a (usually early-stage) venture to get the discussion going and has some budget to cover drinks (provided by either MCEI or one of our co-feature partners). Join us if you are into startups and want to expand your network in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region and live the entrepreneurial spirit.

 

What to expect?

Every Startup Lounge starts with an opportunity to network. You can meet new people and start conversations about your entrepreneurial ambitions over a drink. After everybody made themselves comfortable, MCEI features a startup on stage to pitch and provide insights into their current challenges. After the pitch there is always the opportunity to ask questions and give advice. Startup Lounges rest on the principle of paying it forward and serendipity. Thus, the Startup Lounges provide a platform for startups to obtain feedback and forge connections to advance. You can usually expect early-stage startups sharing their story from which you can learn a lot for your own entrepreneurial path. After the talk, we proceed with open networking. Benefit from getting to know (angel) investors, founders and many other actors from the Startup Ecosystem and share your own contacts to help others advance.

 

Date and Venue?

We are regularly meeting every other Tuesday during the University of Mannheim semester (February-June; September-December) at 7:30pm in Café L3 (L3 9, 68161 Mannheim). Make sure to check the information on our website and follow our Facebook feed and events for updates.

 

How to join?

Just stop by! Spontaneous visitors are absolutely welcome and there is no reservation required. Some exceptions might apply regarding our Seed Award and Pitch Battle Specials, when we suggest you to RSVP.

 

How long has the Startup Lounge been around?

We held the first Startup Lounge on November 19, 2013, and had a great development ever since. We have welcomed many amazing founders from all over the world as guests in the Startup Lounge and were able to connect many students, founders, and investors over the past years. It has been an honor to celebrate our 50th Startup Lounge with all of you in 2018 and we are looking forward to many more inspiring events. You can find more information on the Startup Lounge history and individual events below. Enjoy reading!

 

Do you want to know more about the startup environment in the area while having a nice drink or two? Then come at our Startup Lounge on Tuesday! For our next Startup Lounge we are happy to welcome a guest from Stuttgart - Sven Feliks from Svote.io!   About Svote.io: Every day everyone is faced with decisions that require the…
Regardless of your knowledge and experience in startups, you can make a little pause in your routine and have this time well spent at the Startup Lounge. With a drink in your hand and with great people around, you will enjoy an inspiring talk of Markus Hummelsberger from 1000 Satellites! About 1000 Satellites: 1000 Satellites is a venture within Chemovator, the…
We as MCEI are surprised ourselves how different our guests are! However, something stays as it is: incredibly warm atmosphere and free drinks! For the upcoming Startup Lounge we are looking forward to welcome Coolman Chidiagba, founder of 60seconds Technologies and the creator of 60seconds App. About 60seconds App: The 60Seconds App connects people, events, concerts, clubs, event offers and events locations…
New month, new inspiring startups! With the weather getting colder and colder every day, it is great to enjoy the warm atmosphere of Startup Lounges. For the upcoming event we are happy to welcome Marc Fynn from metru!  About metru: metru is a cloud-based video-recruiting-platform that supports the entire recruiting process with AI and video solutions. We enable companies to create…
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Sponsors

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