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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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Marketplace Analytics GmbH // SELLICS Founded by Josef Vataman and Franz Jordan Founded in 2014 Platform Located in Berlin Josef Vataman and Franz Jordan are University of Mannheim Alumni.
Strandschicht VPA UG (haftungsbeschränkt) Founded by Bastian Kröhnert and Thomas Jakel Founded in 2009 Virtual Assistant Located in Breckerfeld The founders are University of Mannheim Alumni. Strandschicht has been active at the Startup Lounge.
appinio GmbH Founded by Jonathan Kurfess, Flemming Kühl, Matthias Depenbusch and Kai Granaß Founded in 2014 IT/ Mobile/ Market Research Located in Hamburg Co-founder Flemming Kühl is an alumnus of the University of Mannheim. Appinio is a member of the "Freunde der Universität Mannheim" since 2014. Traditional market research costs several thousand euros for simplest studies and it takes…
Mister Spex GmbH Founded by Dirk Graber Founded in 2007 E-Commerce Located in Berlin Mister Spex has been active at the Founder Talk.  
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