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Startup of the Month

Startup of the Month



This section provides an overview of the success stories connected to the MCEI and/or the University of Mannheim. We at MCEI are working hard to make this list as complete as possible but we are still missing out on many startups and companies. If you have further suggestions of companies we should include, please let us know.


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Startup of the Month

Startup of the Month
At the end of the year we would like to say thank very much for an exciting year with many new startups, inspiring people and great teams! We at MCEI want to thank you all for your outstanding perfomances despite the extraordinary circumstances. Even though it was a tough year dominated by the pandemic we were absolutely impressed what you…
Nora Baum likes to sew. But there was one thing that annoyed the alumna of the University of Mannheim about her hobby: before sewing, the contours of the garment have to be drawn elaborately on the cloth using a paper template and pencil. To improve the process she developed an app that uses augmented reality to draw patterns on the…
We proudly share the news that one of our MCEI alumni and speaker, Vladimir Danila, is part of the current Apple campaign. Vladimir and his company Linearity developed Vectornator, a full-blown professional tool for designing logos, flyers and creating stunning artwork. The software is trusted by teams at Mesosphere, Facebook, Apple and many others. The graphic program challenges Adobe-Illustrator as an…
Thanks to excellent municipal and private funding institutions, universities, research and production networks, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is increasingly becoming one of the most important hotspots for innovative company founders in Germany. The German Startup Monitor (DSM) 2020 currently comes to the conclusion that no other larger location in Germany is rated better by founders than Mannheim. Since the beginning…
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  • Gründerverbund
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  • Absolventum