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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
The Berlin–based AI–startup Workist, until recently known as, got a seed–funding of 2.3 Million Euro. It was co-founded by former Uni Mannheim and MCEI alumni Alexander Müller. Investors were 468 Capital, LEA Partners and Angel Investor Marc Schauenburg. Using the AI–based “AI Worker” Workist is a offering a platform solution for the automatisation of administrative office tasks. The core…
On September 29, the 8th German Startup Monitor (Deutscher Startup Monitor, DSM) was presented in Berlin. The University of Mannheim is ranked 4th in the ranking of universities that bring forth a particularly large number of startup founders, what makes us at MCEI really happy and proud. This year, the top ten of the startup universities are led by the…
MCEI and the Chair for SME Research and Entrepreneruship will be holding lectures mostly via Zoom for the fall semester 2020. You can access the Zoom room for a lecture either with the specific link or with the room ID and password. You will find this information on Portal2. You may additionally receive this information via email to your university…
Dr. Johannes Schmidt-Tophoff, former PhD-student at the Chair of Organization and Innovation of Uni Mannheim, founded in 1999 the Curagita AG, a successful provider of medical technology. Today the company is well established and has over 100 employees. Interviewed by Startup BW he gives useful insights for successfully founding a startup. From politics he would like to see improved framework…
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