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Success Stories

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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52Masterworks Founded by Tobias Ledermann, Björn Jopen, Christian Utz, Robert Herrmann and Andreas Unseld. Founded in 2014 Crowd Investment Art Collection Located in Munich The co-founder Tobias Ledermann studied Master in Managment at the University of Mannheim.
Tervado GmbH Founded by Michael Wurst Founded in 2015 Individualized travel packages Located in Mannheim Mister Trip received MCEI consulting as well as support through INTEGRA Inside the Venture, Master Thesis Inside the Venture, Bachelor Thesis Inside the Venture and MAN 633 Inside the Venture projects. Mister Trip was a guest at the Startup Lounge. Mister Trip has been Startup…
Kurpfalz Business Briefing Founded by Oliver Brümmer, Mathias Lenz and David Neumann Founded in 2016 Local personalized business news platform Located in Mannheim ku.bus was one of the finalists in the 2017 MCEI Seed Award. ku.bus – local business stories you love – orchestrates business, entrepreneurial personalities, and lifestyle of Rhine-Neckar. Arranged in a design-driven weekly newsletter ku.bus readers…
Kimeta GmbH Founded by Erik Spickschen and Torsten Hein Founded in 2005 Job offer seach engine Located in Darmstadt Erik Spickschen, co-founer of kimeta, studied management at the University of Mannheim with language and culture focus on Japan. Kimeta has been active at the Founder Talk. Kimeta is one of the five largest portals for job offers in Germany.…
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