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MCEI is only as good as our partners. Here you can find all our partners sorted according to the services they can offer to you.

Advisory & Support

Advisory & Support

Angel Investors & VCs

Angel Investors & VCs

Competitions

Competitions

Incubators & Accelerators

Incubators & Accelerators

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives
The European Commission is launching today the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The first prize is €100 000, with second and third prizes of €50 000 and €30 000 respectively. A special prize of €20 000 will be dedicated to the Rising…

BREAKTHROUGH 2017 – from business concept to market validation! Application open until September 17th

BREAKTHROUGH is an accelerator program that enables early-stage startups to find product/market fit. Within nine weeks, founders will validate their concepts in real market conditions to turn them into products customers will love!

The program is designed to help highly motivated entrepreneurs to turn their business hypotheses into products their customers love. BREAKTHROUGH is inspired by the lean startup method and other top notch methodologies of customer centric thinking and lean approaches. The program is divided into three phases. Each phase lasts three weeks. Within each phase, the workshops and assignments will cover all areas of the startup’s business plan. At the end of each phase, a big competitive pitch event will decide which startup can advance to the next phase. For details see the website www.up2b.io/breakthrough. The program will end with a big final pitching competition (demo day), in which the best five startups will present their businesses to a high-profile jury and compete for prizes and media coverage. The program takes place in the region of Mannheim, Heidelberg, Walldorf and Karlsruhe. The very least amount of time to spend in the program is two hours per week.

You can apply, if you meet the following requirements: You need to have a tech business concept dealing with digital transformation and targeting business customers. Your startup should not be older than five years. You and your team will be able to participate in the program period for most of the sessions. At least one of you is present at the four main events. You need to present a weekly progress pitch about your startup’s development.

In order to benefit most from the program, you should have those two in abundance: A hard-working attitude and eagerness to learn and grow. You should set ambitious goals and work independently to achieve them. You should use the program as a guiding frame to help you meet your objectives and earnestly consider all the offers made in this program. Honest and concrete feedback about our program is highly appreciated.

The program is free and comes with no strings attached! Apply until September 17th, 23:59 UTC at:
www.up2b.io/breakthrough

The TEDxUniMannheim event will take place on 23th September 2017 combining live speakers and TED Talk videos to spark deep discussion and connection. 

Take this incredible opportunity together with passionate people and discover amazing opportunities! 

 

Apply Now! Deadline is 09.09.2017! 

For further information go to tedxunimannheim.de!

Next year TEDxMannheim is going to Capitol. Be excited about inspiring speaches and people. 

Stay tuned for more information!

On October, 12th Kurpfalz Business Briefing (ku.bus) embarks upon a special bus ride taking along 50 corporate executives, entrepreneurs and founders on a journey through the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan area. As participants will spend an entire day on (and off) the road with each other, this event is a perfect opportunity to discuss technological trends and developments in the area, find common (business) ground and even seal concrete partnerships. The relaxed atmosphere of the ku.bus-Tour will certainly play its part in facilitating casual networking on the road. Besides, the top-class program also guarantees manifold learning opportunities off the road. Throughout the course of the day, the ku.bus-Tour will stop off at five different locations; at MVV AG in Mannheim, at e-mobility Start-Up Coboc in Heidelberg, at TSG Hoffenheim in Sinsheim, and at Weldebräu GmbH & Co. KG in Plankstadt. All stops will feature an inspiring talk and give ample input to discuss on the road. At the fifth stop, during lunch break, founders currently under the wing of the ‘Founders Institute’ at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg will pitch their business ideas to make for further inspiration. At the end of the tour, all participants will get together to reflect upon an exciting day in the Rhein-Neckar area and enjoy a well-deserved burger along a (couple of) pint(s) at the Gründerbar hosted by Freischwimmer in Ludwigshafen.

Interested executives and founders can still register for one of the few remaining seats on the bus via: https://www.businessbriefing.de/kubus-tour/

Also, check out our Facebook event for further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1063336080464261

 

 

About Kurpfalz Business Briefing (ku.bus):

Kurpfalz Business Briefing (ku.bus) brings together established corporates from the Rhein-Neckar area with aspiring startups. Besides, the ku.bus team currently working from MAFINEX in Mannheim provides companies in the area with weekly news digests, top-notch founders’ stories and ad-hoc Social Media news alerts with information from the local business sector. It inspires local decision-makers with topical insights into latest developments and innovation topics at local, regional and global stage. ku.bus regularly portrays local founders, entrepreneurs and other persons of interest from the area. Besides, the team reports live from startup and innovation events. Throughout the past year, ku.bus has earned its reputation as a voice to be listened to in the Rhein-Neckar business landscape.

 

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Sponsors

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