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Partners

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

Angel Investors & VCs

Angel Investors & VCs

Competitions

Competitions

Design and Development

Design and Development

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

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. As a consequence, participation is free of charge.

Participants benefit from many elements in the program: Mentoring is given by top experts in their field. Participating start-ups get access to a huge and valuable network in science and business. Once a week there will be camps with a lot of individual input. There is help in generating clients and market access. And maybe most important – the program makes start-ups investment ready. Regularly there will be pitches in front of potential investors.

Application deadline is 03 October.

For more info on program details and application details see https://www.gruendermotor.io/

The German-American Chamber of Commerce offers webinars on how to enter the US market, aiming at German start-ups. These events are streamed from New York, Boston and the Silicon Valley and cover the following topics:

• Economic overview in corona-times: market-chances and trends
• Establishing of a company, legal basics and migration issues
• IP law session
• Doing business: cultural differences and client expectations in the US
• Investors and capital: how to gain venture capital in the US
• Messaging & PR in the US
• Sales training: how to sell successfully in the US
• Taxes and accounting: expert talks and exchange

The webinars will take place from 07 – 11 December from 3 to 7 pm and cost 750 €.

Register on http://www.stepusa.io/registration

 

How much are you an entrepreneur? Find out now during the two-day-long online workshop “From PhD to Innovator”. The workshop aims at PhD-students and postdocs from all faculties and will be hold by experienced coaches. With their help you can turn your research into a valid business idea. The workshop will be free of charge and requires no previous knowledge.

As the event was initially meant to take place in Karlsruhe potential participants from the region will be prioritized. The event is held in close cooperation with BASF.

The online workshop will be held via Zoom from 9 am to 5 pm on both days in English.

For more info and registration please see https://youngentrepreneursinscience.com/

 

The Hightech Summit BW 2020 is a come-together for hightech-companies located in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The event´s purpose is to share business and best-practice experience.

Under the special circumstances of the pandemic the event will take place in a hybrid form of online and offline. While you can easily just log in online, it is also possible to access real events at nine locations all over Baden-Württemberg.

Turning data into business is the slogan of this year, leading to the following more concrete topics:

• Technology-based innovation and business opportunity
• Building-up employee-competences for the application of AI
• Using data in the health sector
• Platform economy and API business models
• Data as infrastructure for smart green cities
• User-orientated innovation in the creative sector
• Data-based creation of value in the production
• Digital handcraft
• Robotics and autonomous driving systems

One of the keynote speakers will be Frank Thelen, investor and former jury member at “Höhle der Löwen”.

More info on https://hightech-summit.de/

Register online on https://events.bwcon.de/events/hightech-summit-2020-livestream/

The Mannheim founder award MEXI is open for application until 08 October! Application is possible for all founders who started over in the recent last three years. Awarded categories are technology, services and social economy. While application is already closed for the first two categories, the latter is still open for application. The remaining category social economy is aiming at start-ups in the field of environment protection or social entrepreneurship.

Applications for the category social economy need to address how the project could help to improve society or environmental conditions. For a complete application a sustainable business model is necessary, so that the commitment of the venture is not depending on permanent public subsidies.

The award is granted with 10.000 Euro, funded by the municipality of Mannheim. Given this backgorund, an application is open to all ventures seated in Mannheim. Deadline is 08 October. More information on https://www.gruenderverbund.info

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Sponsors

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