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Startup Mentoring

Startup Mentoring


Take your startup to the next level!

MCEI Startup Mentoring Program in cooperation with ABSOLVENTUM


The MCEI Startup Mentoring Program in cooperation with ABSOLVENTUM matches aspiring student or alumni entrepreneurs with experienced startup alumni. The experienced entrepreneurs can coach them on their project, open their network and help the next startup generation to advance in their journey towards growth. A big part of the program is also the individual personal development of you as mentee.

Whether you are a student entrepreneur or an alumnus of the University of Mannheim starting your business, you should not miss out on this great opportunity: Receive support from a mentor (well-established in the startup scene) to transform a concrete startup idea into a more tangible project, analyze the potential of your startup and take it to the next level.

Apply now to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In a second step you will also register with ABSOLVENTUM. 


Established and experienced startup alumni are invited to become mentors of the program and pass on their know-how and experience to young founders. Participating mentors should have expertise in following fields:

  • Business Model Development / Business Modell Canvas
  • Customer Development
  • Lean Startup
  • Design Thinking
  • Venture Capital / Financing


Our partner ABSOLVENTUM MANNHEIM is the biggest alumni network in Germany, with over 7.000 members worldwide. Graduates, students, staff or patrons – if you feel affinity with the University of Mannheim, you can join the ABSOLVENTUM network. The network will allow you to stay connected with one of the best universities in Germany and to benefit from the many services and opportunities offered by the network.

As an ABSOLVENTUM member you will be offered many services: i.e. invitations to events, various opportunities to take part in programs such as the mentoring program orientated towards carrier boost, or the free delivery of the “Manager Magazin” to members living in Germany.



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Michael Wurst Founder & CEO of Mister Trip Active in Internet and Travel Located in Mannheim Michael is founder and CEO of Mister Trip - the leading German online marketplace for tailor-made travel. More than 50 local travel agencies and experts in the destinations create personalized and authentic trips based on the customers’ requirements. Travelers benefit from their unique know-how,…
Johannes Britsch Co-Founder & CEO of contagt Software, Navigation Located in Mannheim Johannes co-founded contagt GmbH, a students' spin-off from University of Mannheim. Contagt's team are app developers and specialized in indoor/outdoor navigation. The multi-award winning visitor guidance system can be found for example in conference centers and company buildings.Johannes is doctorial candidate at the Chair of SME enterprises and…
Jan Zybura, Dr. Co-Founder of MCEI Startup, Education Located in Mannheim MCEI is the interdisciplinary center for entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Mannheim. The three core pillars are inspiration, entrepreneurial education and startup support. With these MCEI helps create a culture of learning, knowledge exchange, innovation and excitement for startup development.Jan Zybura holds a B.Sc. in Economics (2008)…
Florian Fischer Coordinator Accelerator Programs & International at Startup Mannheim Startup Acceleration Located in Mannheim Florian Fischer, Coordinator Accelerator Programs and International of Startup Mannheim, active in accelerators, corporate innovation and collaboration with the Mannheim Municipality Florian is the coordinator of accelerator programs, corporate innovation partnerships and International projects in Israel at Startup Mannheim, the one stop agency for startups…
Dennis Lips Co-Founder & CEO Anyon Holding GmbH Real Estate Berlin Anyon Holding GmbH backs entrepreneurs in shaping innovative property technology and real estate concepts. Founded in 2016 in Berlin, Germany, Anyon leverages its network of industry experts to support early-stage start-ups with industry knowledge and technical insight building real estate technology businesses of the future. For further information, please…


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