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Mannheim Startup Award (MEXI) 2024: Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit

Mannheim Startup Award (MEXI) 2024: Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit

For two decades, the Mannheim Startup Award (MEXI) has been a cornerstone of the entrepreneurial landscape in Mannheim. With the goal of fostering innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the region, MEXI annually recognizes outstanding startups in various categories.

Anniversary: 20 Years of MEXI

The year 2024 marks a special anniversary: for 20 years, MEXI has been honoring the best entrepreneurs in the city, supporting them on their path to success. The award has established itself as an important springboard, bringing promising business ideas into the spotlight and providing access to a broad network and valuable resources.

Application Deadline for MEXI 2024

Startups that want to submit their innovative business ideas and benefit from extensive support have until August 31, 2024, to apply for MEXI 2024. Participation is free of charge. The terms of participation and further information about the application process are available on the official website of the City of Mannheim.

Categories of MEXI

MEXI recognizes founders in several categories, including:

  • Service: First-place winners receive a prize of €10,000, sponsored by the category sponsor.
  • Technology: First-place winners receive a prize of €10,000, sponsored by the category sponsor.
  • Social Economy: First-place winners receive a prize of €10,000, sponsored by the category sponsor.
  • Fashion: First-place winners receive a media prize worth €10,000 and a cash prize of €2,500 from the category sponsor.

All winners also receive free media coverage from Mannheim's economic development media. The award ceremony will take place on September 19, 2024.

Success Stories and Significance

Over the past 20 years, MEXI has produced numerous success stories and has had a lasting impact on the startup scene in Mannheim. The award not only provides financial support but also offers access to a network of mentors, investors, and other founders.

The City of Mannheim invites all innovative and ambitious founders to take this opportunity and become part of this success story. With MEXI 2024, the commitment and creativity of Mannheim's startup scene will once again be highlighted.

For more information and to apply, please visit the official website of the City of Mannheim. Apply by August 31, 2024

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