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MCEI is only as good as our partners. Here you can find all our partners sorted according to the services they can offer to you.

Advisory & Support

Advisory & Support

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Angel Investors & VCs

Competitions

Competitions

Design and Development

Design and Development

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Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

 SEED #kickstart

You have an interesting idea for a new product with high potential and/or a first prototype? Then start to develop a customer-orientated product concept within the accelerator-programme SEED of GREEN ACCELERATOR Grünhof in Freiburg/Germany.

Applicants can be individuals as well as startup-teams, bringing in a startup-idea and being in the (pre-)founding stage.

The SEED-programme will enable successful candidates to develop and grow their business modell step by step. Within 8 weeks the idea should be much more concrete, to be able to start over.  Part of the programme is expert coaching, a stylish office place within an inspiring community and a valuable corporate network. In contrast to some other accelerators Grünhof doesn´t want your money and isn´t asking for shares ;) Included are also 4 exciting basecamps and awesome after-work-events.

More information on content and timetable: https://smartgreen-accelerator.de/programme/seed/

The application can be submitted on: https://smartgreen-accelerator.de/jetzt-bewerben/jetzt-auf-seed-bewerben/

#gruenhof #smartgreenaccelerator #kreativparklokhalle #startupbw #accelerator

On February 11th, Getsafe will host an external meetup organized by Heidelberg Startup Partners on "how to VC".

Getsafe's founder and CEO, Christian Wiens, and CFO Daniel Treiber, will talk about how to prepare VC negotiations, how to find the right VC investors, what investors are looking for, and so on and so forth. They are looking forward to a great fireside chat with hopefully lots of interesting questions from all of you!

You are all invited to join and to share this link with all people who are similarly enthusiastic about entrepreneurship: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/kaminabend-mit-getsafe-wie-erfolgreich-mit-venture-capital-verhandeln-tickets-86794967083

Date: February 11th, 2020, 6 pm to 9 pm
Place: Heidelberg, Getsafe (c/o Design Offices), Langer Anger 7-9, 69115 Heidelberg

Getsafe is a mobile first insurance company for the digital age. Getsafe provides Germany‘s first digital assurance manager that enables a digital administration and optimization for all personal assurance policies via app.

Start-up BW Elevator Pitch FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP

Founders and entrepreneurs on the pitch stage: Baden-Württemberg is looking for the best start-ups and founding teams of women!

For the first time the FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP is being organized this coming spring: "Female founders and entrepreneurs make a significant contribution to the founding landscape and the economic success of Baden-Württemberg. The FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP is intended to encourage female founders and entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to the public," said the Minister of Economic Affairs. "To support female founders with the vision of starting their own business in the start-up phase is an elementary part of our country campaign Start-up BW," emphasized Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut.

Ten female entrepreneurs and/or start-up teams present themselves on May 17, 2019 on the stage of the FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP in Stuttgart.

As part of the start-up competition 'BW Elevator Pitch', the FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP is looking for imaginative business ideas and the best founders and entrepreneurs in the country. At the FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP female founders and those who want to become one, as well as start-ups and start-up teams of women have the opportunity to present their ideas, products and services to a jury and in front of an audience within three minutes. Baden-Württemberg is the only federal state to hold a FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP as part of the 'Start-up BW' national campaign launched in 2017. In addition to feedback from designated start-up and start-up experts on the business ideas presented, start-up plans and the young companies, the participants have the chance to win a prize awarded by the L-Bank and have another appearance at the national finals where they would compete with the award winners of the Regional Cup of the start-up BW Elevator Pitch Competition Round 2018/2019 on July 4, 2019 in Karlsruhe.

Applications for the FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP until May 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Budding female founders, women entrepreneurs and start-up and founding teams in which at least half the members are women - from all over Baden-Württemberg can apply, collect online votes and secure one of the ten seats on the stage of the Elevator Pitch on May 17, 2019 in Stuttgart! Further information at startupbw.de/portfolio/women, or startupbw.de/elevatorpitch or by mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gründerinnentag Stuttgart celebrates its 20th anniversary on May 17, 2019

A worthy occasion for the organization of the first FEMALE FOUNDERS CUP in Baden-Württemberg is the annual Gründerinnentag organized by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Stuttgart together with BeFF, the contact point for women and professionals in Stuttgart. A success story that is second to none!

Just like the congress 'Stuttgart gründet' which takes place for the 5th time on the May 17, 2019 in the IHK-Haus in Stuttgart and would like to address founders and young entrepreneurs from Stuttgart and the region in order to offer them a platform for information and exchange of experience.

The sooner you apply, the higher your chances of a successful qualification and a place on the stage. If you have any questions about the Female Founders Cup, you can contact the event team by mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 07141 4881914. Spectators are welcome and registration is not required for spectators. So hurry up and apply with your business idea!

Have you always seen Erasmus as an undergrad thing? Not any more! In 2009 the EU launched the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) – programme. EYE supports future entrepreneurs to gain new skills in leading a startup in an international and european environment.

Since it still is not known to everyone, here some more info on concept and conditions: The programme provides a one- to six-month stay abroad with an experienced entrepreneur who serves as a host entrepreneur leading a SME in another European country. The exchange enables him to develop international contacts, get into touch with fresh ideas, acquire knowledge about other markets, discover potential cooperation opportunities or expand his business to another country.

The visiting young entrepreneur on the other hand will get first hand on info how to actually run a business (in a foreign environment) and gain a lot of everyday experience. Meanwhile he is able to improve his command of another european language, get to know another culture and learn about the characteristics of another market and its working culture.

Every individual could be considered a young entrepreneur who is in the pre-founding-stage or still within the first three years after founding. The programme will support every participant in finding a host and provide a funding from 500 € up to 1000 € per month (depending on the average living costs in the chosen country). It is open to entrepreneurs with all kinds of backgrounds.

For further info concerning the programme:

https://erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/

Info for outgoing entrepreneurs can be found on:

https://www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/upload/NB0114375ENC-web.pdf

Info for host entrepreneurs is available on:

https://www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/upload/NB0214466ENC-web.pdf

For personal information and help in setting up a profil and the search for a host entrepreneur feel free to contact the regional coordinator:

Thomas Bühler

Centre for Social Investment, Universität Heidelberg

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 06221 54 119 74

How Baden-Württemberg could become the next hotspot for startups: SAP is Europes most valuable tec-corporation – inspiring the whole region. But what is next? Who could be the next billion-worth tec-unicorn? Right now startups and investors focus very much on Berlin, Munich and Cologne, widely ignoring that the Rhine-Neckar-region and Baden-Württemberg as a whole have a lot to offer: Here is home for many potent global players as well as worldwide-active SMEs. Also most of Germanies leading universities for engineering, economics and science are based in the region. Altogether these circumstances sum up as perfect conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation. And still the region remains being an “underdog” in terms of founding. How does that come? What need to be changed?

This and more will be discussed at a very inspiring event in Heidelberg.

When?

4th May 2020, 5 – 7 pm.

Where?

Getsafe, c/o Design Offices, Langer Anger 7-9, Heidelberg.

Speakers are:

- Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg
- Florian Reuter, Chief Executive Officer (CEOD) Volocopter
- Dr. Danyal Bayz, MP and startup-deputy of the Greens
- Rolf Schumann, Chief Digital Officer (CDOD) Schwarz Group
- Dr. Christian Schmeichel, Senior Vice President Human Ressources SAP

The event will be moderated by Pauline Schnor, journalist at gruenderszene.de.

A registration would be appreciated on https://www.eventbrite.de/e/79923091117/ or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entrance will be for free.

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Sponsors

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