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Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

Are you looking for a perfect match? Of course we are talking about the co-founder-startup-match!

The DeepTech Hub (Heidelberg University, University Mannheim, KIT, HKA, Hochschule Mannheim, Mafinex Gründerzentrum and Heidelberg Startup Partners) welcomes you to theor Match-Making event in speed dating atmosphere.

They hijack the first Gründergrillen at KIT, where you can meet rising Startups from Baden-Württemberg that are looking for you! Talents or people interested in joyning a startup have the possibility to meet their future workspace and start the ascending journey.

Students who have expertise in business administration, business development, IT, are looking for an internship or job in a startup, or are super motivated to become a co-founder, have the opportunity to get to know each other during speed dating and continue the conversations at the big founder barbecue (Gründergrillen @KIT). You don't want to miss this opportunity?

Then register quickly and fill out the profile. The number of places available for participation is limited! Startups and talents will be informed as soon as possible, if they can particiapte.

Don't worry about the transfer, there will be a shuttle from Mannheim, via Heidelberg to Karlsruhe.

Where does the event happen? KIT
76131 Karlsruhe

When does the event happen? May 4th, 2023
Begin: 18:00
End: 21:00

The next Up2B Sales Bootcamp starts at the end of May. It addresses especially B2B- and tech-startups and will take place 24 and 25 May. In two days, the participating startups will learn, among other things, how to generate as many leads as possible as quickly as possible, how to make cold calls, and how to be convincing in the very first conversation. For this purpose, many input sessions are offered as part of Sales Bootcamp, but above all individual mentoring and coaching.

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The German Startup Cup is coming up! Startups from the different sectors will be running in competition. All of them have proven their innovative capacity in previous digital competitions. After the foreseen live pitches a renowned jury will pick the winners of the German Startup Trophy 22/23.

Beside these pitches there will be numerous key notes and discussion about the topic AI software and cybersecurity in the industry sector.

The event is hold in Mannheim on 13 June 2023 at PHOENIX group, Pfingstweidstraße 10-12, 68199 Mannheim.

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8 – 9 am Registration, Coffee & Networking

9 – 9.10 am Opening

9.10 – 9.30 am Keynote, Daniel Hofmann, Chief Information Security Officer, PHOENIX Group

9.30 – 10.30 am Startup Pitches “Cybersecurity”

11 – 12 am Use Case Presentations “Cybersecurity”
Armin Simon – Regional Sales Director Germany, Thales Group
Ramon Weil – Founder & CEO, SECUINFRA GmbHmore finalists tba

12 – 1 pm Lunch break

1 – 2 pm Discussion “Germany as IT-innovation country”
inter alia. with Prof. Dr. Udo Kebschull –IRI Chair Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Dr. Markus Miettinen – Section IT, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Sachar Paulus – Head of Studies Cyber Security, Hochschule Mannheim
Barbora Seigertschmid – Head of Corporate Data Protection, Phoenix group
Julia Stumpenhagen – SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH
Simon Pentzien – CPO, secjur GmbH, Winner Cybersecurity Cup 21/22

2 – 3 pm Startup Pitches „AI Software“

3.30 – 4.30 pm Use Case Presentations “AI Software”

4.30 – 5 pm Award Ceremony

5 – 5.30 pm Networking & Ending

Whether you are part of an early-stage start-up or are further along your entrepreneurship journey, EIT Health has an acceleration programme for you. This is your chance to receive mentoring, business training, access to markets, visibility to investors, funding, and much more.

Opportunities for early-stage start-ups: Start-ups access these programmes to test and validate their innovation, navigate healthcare regulations, and develop a solid business plan -- so they can be ready to go to market.

EIT Health Bootcamps connect early-stage start-ups with a network of innovators across Europe to prepare them to go to market. EIT Health offers four Bootcamps this year: Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Patient Innovation Bootcamp, MedTech Bootcamp, and Regulatory Pathways to Market Bootcamp.

User Validation Labs (ULabs) allows early-stage start-ups find a living lab, accelerator, hospital or innovation centre in Europe to co-design and execute a user validation study for their solution. By getting access to patients, clinicians, and medical staff in Europe, start-ups gather the feedback that they need to launch to market.

Wild Card calls on early-stage start-ups to take on the challenge to develop and validate a healthcare solution specifically designed to improve children's health.

Opportunities for mature start-ups or scale-up ventures: EIT Health provides start-ups with the resources, visibility and connections they need to scale up and scale out their business as quickly as possible.

EIT Health Catapult: This European competition and training programme gives start-ups a chance to receive bespoke business training from experts, as they prepare to pitch their solutions to world-leading healthcare companies and investors on an international stage.

Bridgehead Europe: This expansion programme matches scale-up ventures with Europe's top incubators and accelerators in the EIT Health network, which have the expertise and resources to help them take their business to a new market.

Discover EIT Health opportunities:

The Thincubator is the number 1 student-run startup incubator in the Rhine-Neckar-region, offering a 2-week incubation program to support promising student founders.

Every single participant gets a 1-on-1 mentor, there are (almost) daily workshops by leading experts & the network.

Either you’re fascinated by the startup world and thinking about funding your own startup OR you already have started your founder journey and want to take it to the next level. Plus, you get the opportunity to pitch in front of investors.

Where & When?

25.03 - 08.04.2023
MAFINEX Mannheim
Application Deadline: 22.02.2023

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