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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



Design and Development

Design and Development

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

Digitally Flatten the Curve is a platform that brings together freelancers, start-ups, institutions and other actors using the free collaboration tool Slack, available to everybody as a mobile and desktop version. Through this collaboration approach, emerging problems over the course of Corona e.g. in the areas of information, health, family, social affairs, care etc. can be solved in a fast and efficient way.

During this process support is provided by The Hackathon Company. The Hackathon Company brings together Europe´s smartest minds and Europe´s urgent digital challenges on the shoulders of technological infrastructure in order to build sustainable solutions fast and execution-driven.

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Your startup is ready to enter the market? Are you active in the fields of microsystem technology with a focus on ENERGY & CLEANTECH, SMART CITY & INDUSTRY or LIFE SCIENCE & HEALTHCARE? With its BadenCampus Start-up Accelerator BadenCampus especially supports tech-founders. Their coachings not only aim at preparing startups to enter different markets but also to be ready for talks with potential investors. Moreover, a constant coaching is guaranteed by forming teams of cooperation partners and participating start-ups. Beside that workshops with a lot of relevant content, intensive coaching from personal case managers, valuable mentoring, free Coworking and access to investors are offered.

Become part of the BadenCampus Start-up Accelerator class of 2020 and apply until the 31 March on


How Baden-Württemberg could become the next hotspot for startups: SAP is Europes most valuable tech-corporation – inspiring the whole region. But what is next? Who could be the next billion-worth tec-unicorn? Right now startups and investors focus very much on Berlin, Munich and Cologne, widely ignoring that the Rhine-Neckar-region and Baden-Württemberg as a whole have a lot to offer: Here is home for many potent global players as well as worldwide-active SMEs. Also most of Germanies leading universities for engineering, economics and science are based in the region. Altogether these circumstances sum up as perfect conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation. And still the region remains being an “underdog” in terms of founding. How does that come? What need to be changed?

This and more will due to the covid-19-situation be discussed online.


4th May 2020, 5 – 7 pm.


online (via zoom)


Speakers are:

- Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg
- Florian Reuter, Chief Executive Officer (CEOD) Volocopter
- Dr. Danyal Bayz, MP and startup-deputy of the Greens
- Rolf Schumann, Chief Digital Officer (CDOD) Schwarz Group (Lidl/Kaufland)
- Dr. Christian Schmeichel, Senior Vice President Human Ressources SAP

The event will be moderated by Sarah Heuberger, journalist at

A registration would be appreciated on or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The link to zoom will be announced on the eventbrite-site soon!

Q-Summit 2020 will not take place, due to the current spread of COVID-19. This decision has been made in close consultation with the Public Health Department of the City of Mannheim and the University of Mannheim.

The Q-Summit at the University of Mannheim is one of Germany’s most important conferences for entrepreneurship and innovation solely organised by students. With more than 1000 participants, Q is also the biggest conference at the University of Mannheim and was meant to take place for the fourth time in spring 2020.

We as MCEI are endlessly sorry for the Qsummit-team as they committed so much effort to this outstanding event. Moreover, we are also sad not being able to be part of the event itself as a consequence of the cancelling. It was the team’s aim to bring together students, founders, startups, corporates, investors and researchers to foster the startup spirit in the Rhine-Neckar-Region and far beyond borders. The 2,5 days of conference are usually filled up with inspiring speeches, interactive workshops, passionate panel discussions, a lot of networking at the „Inno-Village“ in the Schneckenhof, a Startup-Speeddating, dynamic Pitch-Battles and enjoyable evening events as well as an unforgettable party.

This is exactly what MCEI stands for and for what we love to inspire students and founders. That is why we would love to take the chance to congratulate the whole team of Qsummit for the unbelievable work they have been doing the last months and express our deepest gratitude and respect. As with ventures you cannot always be in full control of what is happening around you and anticipate every imaginable situation. Major circumstances and also just bad luck can ruin your whole project, no matter how hard you have tried. So thank you for having invested so much work, time and energy and don´t let your heads down! You have been amazing, have been doing an amazing job and we are very much looking forward to the next Qsummit!

The corona crisis is challenging businesses and startups as never before. This leads to an increased demand for crisis consulting. Bwcon is now addressing this demand. From end March on many relevant topics will be discussed online within their new Bwcon Business Dialog under the title “how to successfully manage the corona crisis”. The Bwcon Business Dialogue will be streamed daily at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The concept is that businesses share their experiences. Bwcon is the leading economic initiative in Baden-Württemberg and connecting about 600 enterprises and more than 6000 experts.

In detail content will be:

24 March 2020: challenge short-time work

25 March 2020: A good start into home office

26 March 2020: Chances from promotional loans

27 March 2020: Promoting innovation with ZIM, KMU Innovativ & others

30 March 2020: Using time for company training

31 March 2020: Living digital team culture

01 April 2020: Solving conflicts digitally

03 April 2020: Master your mind – staying stabile in rough times

Registration is required for the Bwcon Business Dialogue. Shortly before the webinars start access and further information will be sent.

Ventures who like to share their experience or add additional topics are asked to sent an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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