Readers of music magazine Intro ranked the Mannheim Maifeld Derby as the second best festival in Germany. We sat down with the organizer of the festival, Timo Kumpf, to talk about the future of the Derby, his concert agency Karakter Live and his own experiences as a founder in Mannheim.
Since 2014 Mannheim is a UNESCO City of Music. The application process was managed by Rainer Kern, who has experience as a founder in the regional music scene from creating the Enjoy Jazz festival. We met the man in Mannheim for an espresso, between two international key note speeches he was giving to present Mannheim as a music and startup city.
The Maifeld Derby is one of the hottest indie open air festivals – and the line-up of the seventh edition starts on June 16th.
The Mannheim harbor and the Hafen 49 crew partied hard on the weekend of April 29th when they presented a two-day season opening festival. Check out what was going on.
The Time Warp attracts more than 15,000 fans of electronic music each year to Mannheim on April 1st. It is business as usual for Steffen Charles and Robin Ebinger. Their company Cosmopop has developed into a world-leading event agency. A conversation about the love of music – and the reasons of founding.
More than 300 startups had good reasons to start in Mannheim. The techtag-webmagazine for digital economy in Baden-Württemberg now lists 10 reasons why Mannheim is becoming more and more a positive starting ramp for startup businesses.