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MCEI Seed Award

MCEI Seed Award

The MCEI Seed Award is a 10,000 EUR seed price to help your startup grow – no strings attached, no equity taken – kindly sponsored by the Heinrich-Vetter-Foundation (Heinrich-Vetter-Stiftung). The Heinrich-Vetter-Foundation was founded in 1997 by Heinrich Vetter and aims at supporting the community, especially projects with a positive effect on the city of Mannheim.

The Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites startup teams that have emerged at the University of Mannheim and/ or have been created by University of Mannheim student or alumni teams (at least one team member with affiliation) to participate in the MCEI Seed Award. The three best startups will be selected out of all incoming applications by an expert jury and invited to a final public pitch presentation. The team with the best pitch according to the expert jury will then be awarded the prize (10,000 EUR).

We look for teams that are highly motivated, idea-driven and energetic. Experience, charisma and a sense of style are a plus. The business model should be clearly and concisely explained. The role of each founder/ team member should be spelled out along with each person’s most impressive/ extraordinary life achievement. While not a prerequisite, short intro videos can make a lasting impression. It´s all about how much impact you will create. Be ambitious but avoid vague or inflated language. Winners of the prize are expected to go full throttle – to take off the brakes and take their startup to the next level!
All applying teams will be eligible to join our MCEI Startup Mentoring Program in cooperation with ABSOLVENTUM!

 

We thank the Heinrich-Vetter-Foundation for enabling us to award the first MCEI seed award in 2017 and ensuring its continuity for the upcoming two years.

We are looking forward to award the most promising startup again in 2018 and 2019!

You will find further information on the application procedure for the upcoming seed award on mcei.de by November/December.

 

In an interesting and highly competitive final round the team from PulseShift convinced the jury with their idea and thereby won the MCEI Seed Award 2017. The award is linked to a price money of 10,000 € and is intended to help the startup grow. The first Startup Lounge in 2017 kicked-off with a special event – the final round…
The Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is calling all startup teams that have emerged at the University of Mannheim and/ or have been created by University of Mannheim student or alumni teams (at least one team member with affiliation) in 2016 to participate in the following challenge: Are you the best University of Mannheim Startup created in 2016? The…

Sponsors

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