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Student Initiatives

Calling all undergraduate students, you are invited to apply to the Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition!

What is the QEC?

The Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition (QEC) is one of the "longest-running and best-known undergraduate business plan competitions in the world" as stated by the New York Times. Entering our 33rd consecutive year in a row, the QEC recruits top entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for over $100,000 in total prizes. Furthermore, competitors have access to exceptional networking opportunities, with partners such as Google, Microsoft, GreenSky Capital, Michele Romanow, and many more in attendance!


Preliminary Business Plan Submission Due: October 23, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST
Competition Date: January 13-15th, 2021




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Join forces with 200 innovation pioneers and make digitalization happen! The Hackathon Company's online hackathon features 10 leading companies from the economic metropolis of Baden-Württemberg and 10 versatile, open challenges.

Together with your team, you will shape the digital future. Hack, eat, sleep (maybe), repeat – and win from a prize pool of €15,000€!

Apply now ?

⏰Application deadline: 11 October 2020 (midnight)

On Friday, 9th October, the launch event of the Meisterklasse program will take place. Participation is open to everybody and free of charge. The event will be online.

25 teams will be competing and pitching to become part of the Meisterklasse scholarship program. All of them are very innovative and highly motivated. Given this background, the event will be very inspiring and is also an excellent opportunity for networking. In case you would like to be part please register on The event starts on Friday at 2 p.m.

The Gründermotor-Initiative is offering a masterclass to boost start-ups in being more capable of attracting investments and/or BW-Pre-Seed-Funding. The program is open to innovative start-ups with university or research background from Baden-Württemberg and financed by investors and the state of Baden-Württemberg.

This Wednesday Uni Heidelberg´s speaker series heiINNOVATION talks in digital health is about to start.The talks take place online every Wednesday and start at 5 pm. The series is conceptually supported by the hih - health innovation hub of the Federal Ministry of Health in Berlin. heiINNOVATION is the transfer agency of Heidelberg University, aiming at knowledge and technology transfer of research results into society.

Digitisation as a major force of change is increasingly presenting new challenges for the healthcare sector. However, digitalisation also has the potential to rethink traditional solutions with the help of new technologies, innovative products and advanced services, and to adapt them efficiently to a rapidly changing world. Entrepreneurship as an important driver for the further development of innovative ideas, current research approaches and technology transfer are of particular focus. The series offers a cross section of perspectives from different stakeholders in the health sector, and at the same time gives actors from research, politics and business the opportunity to network with each other.

All dates and topics:


Wednesday, October 7, 5-6 pm

The future of healthcare in a digital world
Keynote by Dr. Henrik Matthies, health innovation hub


Wednesday, October 14, 5-6 pm

„Challenges and status quo in Digital Health“
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Oliver Opitz, KTBW und Heinrich Lanz Zentrum


Wednesday, October 21, 5-6 pm

„From idea to prototype, from prototype to product“
Speaker: Diana Heinrichs, Lindera


Wednesday, 28. Oktober, 17-18 Uhr

„Research and State of the Art Technologies in Digital Health“
Sprecher: Jun. Prof. Dr. Sandy Engelhardt, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg


Wednesday, November 4, 5-6 pm

Market Access for Digital Health Products and Services
Speaker: Dr. Henrik Matthies, health innovation hub


Wednesday, November 11, 5-6 pm

How do you raise money for Digital Health Start-ups? What are VCs looking for?
Speaker: Uwe Horstmann, Project A


Wednesday, December 2, 5-6 pm

VR/AR in Digital Health
Speaker: Lars Riedermann, XR Medical


Wednesday, January 13, 5-6 pm

Computer Assisted Medical Interventions
Speaker Prof. Dr. Lena Maier-Hein, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)


Wednesday, February 3, 5-6 pm

AI in the health sector
Speaker Prof. Dr. Jan Stahlkamp, Fraunhofer IPA Mannheim


Wednesday, February 17, 5-6 pm

Digital solutions and services for the health sector
Speaker: Prof. (apl.) Dr. Daniel Gotthard, Gotthardt Healthgroup AG Heidelberg


Please register via Heidelberg Startup Partners:


Hochschule Mannheim is looking for a Content Manager*in to support their new startup initiative “MARS - Mannheim Runaway for Startups”. Applicants from Hochschule Mannheim and other universities of applied science and universities are welcome. 

Tasks of the Content Manager*in will mainly include content producing as well as content seeding on channels like their website and social media. In concrete that means producing all sort of content like postings or homepage texts. Beside these core tasks the future Content Manager*in will also support the team in promoting project and activities of MARS within the uni and the whole start-up environment and network.

For more details see the attached PDF!

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