You want to start your own business and look for adequate ideas? Or you want to discuss an already existing idea and develop your business concept through brainstorming? Then the “Ideensprechstunde” (Idea Consultation) for students of the University of Mannheim is a good starting point. Depending on your personality, your personal prerequisites and your objectives, we will accelerate your venture as early onwards as the idea stage. To gain more inspiration you should join our Incubator Initiatives.

For further developed and more precise ideas, we provide you with dedicated Start-Up Advice. The start-up advice immediately supports you at the University of Mannheim. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants @MCEI that act as partners of the “Gründerverbund Entrepreneur Rhein-Neckar e.V.” via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate your desired date and time, provide a contact telephone number and roughly let us know what your idea is all about so we can allocate the consultant with most experience in the respective area.

Next to the two initiatives mentioned before, we offer Walk & Talk, which is a means to further  elaborate ideas. You put on comfortable shoes and get out into nature! We will discuss your ideas outdoors. Armed with a notebook and pen and documents for joint brainstorming, we will help you to share your thoughts and eventually to start off. For upcoming events, please consult our Events Section.

The founders of MyMuesli realeased a startup book for the 10th anniversary of their successful company. Its called 'Machen', which is German for 'doing'.   This book is for those who have a dream. A dream they believe in, which keeps them awake at night, makes them happy and frightened at the same time. Maybe you dream that dream longer.…
Tobias Schuele (CEO & Co-Founder of Goodminton) is sharing 8 lessons he learned during his carreer with you in this neat presentation. Check it out and see what you can and should avoid in your pursuit of your business!    To get in contact with Tobias drop him an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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