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Founding a Company

Mannheim is a city for entrepreneurs. The University of Mannheim and the city of Mannheim can help you throughout the process of turning your idea into a start-up. They provide a network of supporters, funding programs, and counseling services designed for specific target groups.

  • Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    The Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an interdisciplinary center at the university. Its objective is to further expand the start-up culture both at the University of Mannheim and in the region, and to support students on their path to becoming entrepreneurs. Experienced entrepreneurs regularly share their knowledge in discussions and presentations. 

    Click here for the Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • The MAFINEX Gründerverbund Rhine-Neckar

    The MAFINEX Gründerverbund is an association that supports innovative start-ups in the Rhine-Neckar region. It has two main objectives: 

    1) To create a friendly atmosphere for entrepreneurs at the various higher education institutions in the region. MAFINEX’s network of higher education institutions is supported, for example, by professors who provide advice and assistance to entrepreneurs. 

    2) To provide comprehensive support to start-up projects by offering consultations and seminars, and giving information on funding programs, among other things.

    Further information is available, in German, on the MAFINEX Gründerverbund Rhine-Neckar website

  • Gig7

    The Gig7 center gives woman entrepreneurs and young professionals a launchpad. With their know-how and previous experience as entrepreneurs and businesswomen, the consultants can advise you on all aspects of starting a business.
    Gig7 (only available in German)

  • Startup Mannheim

    The city of Mannheim’s start-up support is laid out on the startup-mannheim.de website. Here, entrepreneurs can find out the latest developments for start-ups in the city.

    Startup Mannheim

We Started a Company in Mannheim

In the short, German film, Mannheim. Die Gründungsstadt, entrepreneurs from the city explain how they started out, describe the support they received, and share their experiences.