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Deutsch-Türkisches Wirtschaftszentrum

Deutsch-Türkisches Wirtschaftszentrum

gig7 Gründerinnenzentrum

gig7 Gründerinnenzentrum

HIGHEST Gründungszentrum

HIGHEST Gründungszentrum

MAFINEX Technologiezentrum

MAFINEX Technologiezentrum

Musikpark Mannheim

Musikpark Mannheim

The Entrepreneurship Group Rhein-Neckar and Griesl-Training offer a basic training for negotiation techniques.
We help you develop your skills based on the idea of the Harvard concept. It will introduce the 5 steps that will lead you to successful negotiations and better results. These results will be beneficial for both negotiation parties and directly applicable in your work environment.

When? June 18, 2015, 9am-5pm

Where? MAFINEX-Technology Center, Room C4, Julius-Hatry-Street 1, 68163 Mannheim

How to apply? Via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information please check the attached information sheet.
The workshop will be held in German.


You need financial advice? Then participate in the next Elevator Pitching of Rhein-Neckar Technology Ventures on June 12, 2015 at the MAFINEX in Mannheim! Take the chance to convince 20 potential investors of your business idea by shortly presenting them your business concept (3-10 minutes). The investors include business angels, venture capitalists and opportunities for crowd funding. 

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The aim of the Rhein-Neckar Technology Ventures Day is matching investors and start-ups. Key element of the event is bringing together investors and founders and facilitating interaction. Hence, innovative start-ups and young companies get the opportunity to meet well-known venture capitalists and private investors through speed-dating activities. The young entrepreneurs then have the chance to personally talk investors through their business idea and convince the enterprise’s potential success.

Please apply with a brief but compelling motivational statement using this Standardized Onepager.doc. Then send the completed document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until May 30, 2015. The event's experienced jury will evaluate your application and inform you in case of success.

Even people who have not founded their own business yet, but have a viable business concept and an innovative idea, are highly encouraged to join the event.

For questions regarding the event or the application, please visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (MAFINEX Gründerverbund Entrepreneur Rhein-Neckar e.V.).

Afterwards there will be a get-together at the Entrepreneurship Lounge from 6 p.m.. 

Please also sign up for our next Venture Capital Speed Dating with a convincing Onepager!


Last week, 33 participants from  the University of Mannheim and other universities in the Rhein-Neckar area participated in our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. During the kickoff-event at Tuesday evening (21.10), introduction session were held for the participants as well as the local key actors in the entrepreneurship area. Institutions  like the MAFINEX 
Gründerverbund Entrepreneur
Rhein-Neckar e.V., the Heidelberg Startup Partners or the Technologiezentrum Ludwigshafen offered a concise overview of the various local support opportunities for founders and people who think about becoming one. The following Startup Lounge with free drinks (powered by Osborne Clarke) brought a relaxed conclusion to the first evening.

The second day started at Thursday morning with the topic „human centered innovation“. Hendrik Dahlhaus gave a great introduction and left the participants with an apetite for a further examination of the topic. Subsequently, Thomas Prexl from the Heidelberg Startup Partners held an exciting and entertaining presentation about the topic "Market Research".

Two insights into the world of finance were provided by Marc Langner from Leonardo Venture who spoke about VCs and Alexander Ernst from the Mannheim Business Angels Network who gave valuable information about the topic "Business Angels".

The keynote of Michael Altendorf, co-founder of Adtelligence, was considered as a special highlight by many participants. The presentation of Robert Koning, founding consultant and Business Angel, was also cherished for explaining the Business Model Canvas with the “cow approach” in a very charming manner. The founder panel focussing on HR was the conclusion of the second day. It was well received by the participants, especially because of the lively exhibitions of anecdotes from the daily rountine of startup founders. 

On the last day (25.10.), marketing strategy  as well as rather formal topics like the choice of a legal form and taxes were processed. Dr. Tilo Jung and Stefan Baumann gave some competent and suspenseful introductions. After that, some fresh air was brought in by the pitches from the Junior Accelerator participants. They were all at a high level of innovativeness and professionalism - a great conclusion to this year's Bootcamp, which left many participants with a "let's do it!"-feeling.


The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp prepares you for starting-up your own business and entering self-employment. This exciting initiative is open to all interested entrepreneurs and nascent entrepreneurs in the Rhine-Neckar region. It constitutes an exclusive insight into the real life challenges of successful entrepreneurs and will also be equipped with essential business plan, finance, marketing and other topics in a dynamic and interactive environment.

Note that the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is held in German language.


Das ultimative Gründertraining: Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2014

Sie haben Lust, sich selbständig zu machen bzw. ein Unternehmen zu gründen? Das Entrepreneurship Bootcamp ist ein interaktives Intensivseminar zu allen Themen rund um die Gründung. An vier Tagen treffen Sie auf Gleichgesinnte, Experten und Gründerinnen und Gründer, die ihre Erfahrungen und ihr Wissen mit Ihnen teilen.

Ob Vorträge zu steuerlichen und rechtlichen Aspekten, Tipps zur Erstellung von Businessplänen und zur individuellen Finanz- und Vorsorgeplanung, Wissenswertes zur Venture-Capital-Finanzierung oder interaktive Workshops zur marktorientierten Innovation – das Bootcamp beleuchtet die verschiedensten Facetten, die mit dem Schritt in die Selbständigkeit verbunden sind.

Gemeinsam mit dem Junior Accelerator Baden-Württemberg wird auf dem Gründer-Podium die Thematik „Team und Personal: Finden, fördern, feuern?“ diskutiert. Dabei sprechen echte Mannheimer Entrepreneure mit Experten aus der Venture Capital-Branche und dem Recruiting. Außerdem steht der Besuch der Businessplan-Präsentationen des Junior Accelerators Baden-Württemberg auf dem Programm. Hierbei heißt es: Dazulernen, wenn erfolgreiche Jung-Unternehmer ihr Projekt präsentieren.

Und auch das Networking kommt nicht zu kurz: Die Pausen bieten genug Raum, spannende Kontakte zu knüpfen und ein eigenes unternehmerisches Netzwerk auf- und auszubauen.


  • Gründerverbünde und Förderangebote, bw:con-Wettbewerb CyberOne
  • Human Centered Innovation bei der Gründung
  • Marktforschung
  • Business Models
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Venture Capital
  • Startup-Marketing
  • Social Media für Existenzgründer
  • Vorsorge und Financial Planning für Existenzgründer
  • Rechtliche Grundlagen einer Gründung
  • Fit durch den Steuer-Dschungel



  • Gründerpodium (mit Junior Accelerator): „Team und Personal: Finden, fördern, feuern?“
  • Besuch der Businessplan-Präsentationen Junior Accelerator



  • 21.10.2014, 17:45 – 20:00 Uhr (Universität Mannheim; L9, 1-2; Raum 001)
  • 22.10.2014, 17:30 – 19:00 Uhr (MAFINEX Technologiezentrum): „Von der Idee über das Konzept bis zum Businessplan“ – bw:con-Businessplanwettbewerb Cyberone
  • 24.10.2014, 09:00 – 18:15 Uhr (Universität Mannheim; Schloss Ostflügel; Raum O 48/50)
  • 25.10.2014, 09:00 – 18:15 Uhr (Universität Mannheim; Schloss Ostflügel; Raum O 48/50)



Die Teilnahmegebühr beträgt 160 €, inkl. Catering. Studierende und wissenschaftliche Beschäftigte zahlen 60 €. Mitglieder von Absolventum Mannheim zahlen 80 €.


Das Entrepreneurship Bootcamp findet in deutscher Sprache statt.


Sie haben Fragen zum Entrepreneurship Bootcamp? Kontaktieren Sie uns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Die Anmeldung ist bis Freitag, 17.10.2014 möglich. Bitte senden Sie hierzu eine E-Mail an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. inklusive der unten stehenden Informationen (Sie können den Text kopieren und in die E-Mail einfügen): 

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Status (Studierender/Wiss. Mitarbeiter/Absolventum/Keine Zugehörigkeit):


A solidly defined Business Plan is important for the sucess of a company. Trends and developments can only be noticed if there is enough professional planning. Furthermore, Business Plans guide the funding and scoring of a company.  

This keynote will tell you how to:
- create a sucessful Business Plan and avoid the most common mistakes.
- work with your business plan and use it for analyses.
- creating rolling horizons out of your first business plan.


The Referent will be:
Dipl.-Kfm. Matthias Gross, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

October 7 2014, 5.30 pm - 7 pm

MAFINEX-Technologiezentrum, Room B3, Julius-Hatry-Straße 1, 68163 Mannheim

MAFINEX Gründerverbund Entrepreneur Rhein Neckar e.V. in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers AG


Participation will be free of charge. Please register via mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until October 3 .

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