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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.




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