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Partners

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

Design and Development

Design and Development

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

Up2B Accelerator just started taking in applications for the upcoming Up2B Sales Bootcamp.

The two-day program is addressing B2B- and Industry Tech Startups, who would like to professionalize their sales structures and processes. The program is solely digital and participation free for startups. Only condition for participation is a sales ready product/MVP.

A team of sales coaches will be helping startups to start over with their sales processes through lectures and individual 1on1 coachings.

Applications for the Sales Bootcamp are open from now on. Deadline is 24 October. To learn more about the program and launch your application see https://up2b.io/salesbootcamp/

For the Up2B Accelerator and the Up2B Sales Bootcamp three main players in the Rhine-Neckar-Region have teamed up: Next Mannheim, InnoWerft and Heidelberg Technology Park.

Next Mannheim manages eight startup centers, offering 28.000 square meters of office space. A diverse spectrum of 300 startups are based here, including music, creative and fashion businesses, ranging all the way to information technology, medical engineering and many different tech startups. With various programs they try to provide optimal conditions for funding, financing operations, counseling, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and networking.

InnoWerft is a technology and finance center and haven for B2B high tech start-ups based in Walldorf. Their main aim is to make the Rhine-Neckar region Germany’s Silicon Valley for B2B start-ups. For achieving that they bring together start-ups, investors and companies together beyond the borders of Baden-Württemberg to create the future together.

Heidelberg Technology Park provides space and network for innovative companies - these success factors have made the Heidelberg Technology Park an internationally renowned center for innovation in more than three decades. For more than 35 years, we have been working tirelessly to create the best conditions for scientific and research-related companies to turn excellent knowledge into innovative products and services.

How much of an entrepreneur is in you? Find out in intensive two-day online workshop from YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN SCIENCE fron 25 to 26 November. The event is tailored to PhD’s and postdocs of all disciplines! Learn how to turn your PhD into a startup idea, meet real-life innovators & train your pitch story in front of the camera. Discover your hidden potential together with other high-calibre researchers, led by professional innovation coaches.

Day 1: How much startup is in your Phd? Discover what it means to be an entrepreneur, explore your entrepreneurial strengths and meet our experienced role models. Develop your idea and make it tangible!

Day 2: Iterate & Pitch Participation grants you a personalised certificate and exclusive access to our online network for scientists. Test your prototype in front of a critical audience and learn how to convince people of your idea. Meet an innovator from our regional partner Boehringer Ingelheim to gain insights into the corporate world.

Admission is free and no previous knowledge is required. Register on: https://falling-walls.com/yes/online-workshop-grundkurs/from-phd-to-innovator-kaiserslautern-25-26-11-2021/apply/

 

 

In 2021, the Hightech Summit will return to its roots and take place live on site at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart. From 18 October to 20 October 2021, the Hightech Summit will be dedicated to current technology and digitalisation trends with a focus on "Green and Digital". The Hightech Summit is the summit of the high-tech industry and will provide a unique platform for exchanging knowledge and networking in Stuttgart from 18 to 20 October 2021. Top-class keynote speakers from the business world will provide participants with current and relevant knowledge and experience on the topics of digitalisation, technologies and innovation from the mobility, manufacturing, medicine and media sectors.

The highlight of the three-day event will be the "Top of the Summit" on 19 October 2021. In addition to the official opening of the M.Tech Accelerator for start-ups from the mobility and manufacturing sectors under the new leadership of bwcon, participants can expect exciting keynotes with practical examples. In addition, on the evening of the "Top of the Summit", the founding teams that will receive the coveted CyberOne Hightech Award will be announced. Since the beginning of the year, more than 230 innovative and technology-oriented start-ups have been working on their business plans together with bwcon. Of these, 100 teams have submitted their plans to the CyberOne Hightech Award. Nine start-ups have made it to the final. During the summit, the nine finalist teams will present themselves and their business plans to the audience and the expert jury. Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg, will present the CyberOne Hightech Award to the most innovative business concepts in the categories "ICT Media and Creative Industries", "Life Science" and "Industrial Technologies".

The "Top of the Summit" starts with several "Tech Breakfasts". These networking events will take place around the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart, such as at the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, MBG, iteratec GmbH, BioPro BW GmbH and Nokia Bell Labs Stuttgart. Each Tech-Breakfast is dedicated to a different technology and presents different use cases. This introductory event offers the opportunity to network across industries, to learn from technology applications from other industries and to adapt them afterwards in the sense of cross-industry innovations.

The "Top of the Summit" will be framed by themed sessions on 18 and 20 October 2021, which will take place in several cities in Baden-Württemberg and online. Experts will shed light on current digital tech trends in Mannheim, Ulm, Breisach and Karlsruhe. In a discussion round, these trends will be discussed in particular under the idea of "Green & Digital". At the end of the session, there will be the opportunity to meet innovative, technology-oriented start-ups from the respective industry and to learn from success stories.

The Hightech Summit 2021 will take place as a hybrid event at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart and offers the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with other digitalisation pioneers. In addition, all presentations will be available online in a livestream.

Participation in the Hightech Summit 2021 and the CyberOne Hightech Award ceremony is free of charge both on-site and online. Free registration and further information on the Hightech Summit can be found at www.hightech-summit.de.

How much startup is in your PhD? How about you find out? YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN SCIENCE is hosting an interactive, two-hour online sessions in order to discover your entrepreneurial skillset and your ideas’ innovative potential, together with other highly-qualified researchers of all disciplines!

Dates and topics are as following:

07.09.2021, 10 am –12 pm
From Research to Ideation
Try out different ideation techniques in our interactive webinar. Learn what a good idea is made of and how to prepare it for testing.

05.10.2021, 10 am –12 pm Prototype Your PhD APPLY
Practice Design Thinking and discover the potential of your own research to yield a product by building your first prototype.

20.10.2021, 2 pm – 4 pm Your Online Pitch
Practice your online pitch with the help of our coaches
to convince recruiters or investors of your vision and your personality in front of the webcam.

22.09.2021, 10 am –12 pm
Startup, and Make It Social
How can entrepreneurs synergise social responsibility and financial interests? We will introduce you to real-life social entrepreneurs!

04.11.2021, 2 pm – 4 pm FromResearchtoIdeation APPLY
Try out different ideation techniques in our interactive webinar. Learn what a good idea is made of and how to prepare it for testing.

Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. More info and application: www.youngentrepreneursinscience.com

This Wednesday there is another MARCIE talk coming up: Clara Huynh will be talking about challenges of entrepreneurship in the cultural sector. The talk will be hold on Wednesday 29 September on Zoom bit.ly/2XvLeIX.

Clara Huyngh studied Metal Restauration in France, Germany and Italy. In 2016 she founded her own venture, CH. Conservation. Since 2020 she is representing her sector as head of the main interest group in France.

The Mannhein Research Group in Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MARCIE) is an interdisciplinary research group of the University of Mannheim. It is about bringing together competences in the fields of research and culture. In doing so there are several offers for stakeholders with a background in art and culture to learn about entrepreneurial skills. 

In MARCIE talks employees from the cultural sector, other stakeholders and political or institutional players discuss current challenges and needs of the local, federal and European cultural and creative industry.

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Sponsors

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