MEXI2020 MEXI2020

The Mannheimer Existenzgründungspreis honors successful startups of the last three years in various categories. The categories are Technology and Services. The category Technology is sponsored by Roche, Mannheim, and the category Services is sponsored by the Sparkasse Rhein Neckar Nord, Mannheim. The media partner of the MEXI2020 is the Haas Media GmbH.

In addition to professional planning and consistent market orientation, these young startups are characterized by a successful market entry strategy. They offer products or services, especially in the growth markets of information and communication technologies, medical technology, biotechnology and the music and creative industries, or are entrepreneurial in Mannheim in the cultural or social landscape. The aim is to honor the "calculated courage" of these foundations and to award a seal of approval for the further flourishing of the foundation, but also to be a role model for people and to make themselves independent in Mannheim. The award winner is determined by an independent jury consisting of representatives of the IHK Rhein-Neckar, the Handwerkskammer Rhein-Neckar-Odenwald, the Wirtschaftsförderung, one sponsoring representative and several representatives from the private sector.

The actual and tax regions of incorporation must be in the city of Mannheim at the time of submission of the application documents. If the actual and tax regions moves between the time of submission of the application documents and the award ceremony on 5 November 2019 outside of Mannheim, the price can be revoked.

For more information about the competition, visit the link:

The winning startups will receive a prize money of EUR 10,000. The deadline for application is 31 August 2019, so hurry up and apply!




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