Startup Interview

covexo

In the Mannheim technology center MAFINEX, three friends are revolutionizing the “cloud for developers”. Lukas Gentele, Fabian Kramm and Daniel Thiry just got into business two years ago, but have already been awarded several prizes, and have been able to present their idea in Silicon Valley. 

Women in tech

Mannheim is a start-up city – for any gender. The start-up center gig7 supports females in the start-up scene, and has been doing so successfully for some years. The newly created format “WOMEN IN TECH” by STARTUP MANNHEIM, is set on inspiring more women to get into tech start-ups. We sat down for an interview with the three women, who are devoted to making this happen. 

OPASCA

For most patients the following is still almost unimaginable: no wait times at the hospital, more safety, unstressed employees and less mistakes. OPASCA from Mannheim has been helping hospitals manage their workflow since 2011, employing digital solutions, such as sensor based data collection and real-time analysis.

CODE_n

As managing director of the Stuttgart innovation hub CODE_n, Moritz Gräter is a pioneer of digital transformation in Germany. CODE_n is expediting the development of digital innovations and business models — it is a triad, consisting of innovation spaces, innovative services and events. The new.New Festival, which takes places in the Schleyerhalle, in Stuttgart, is a melting pot for founders, digital pioneers and movers and shakers, from all over the globe.

 

PreviPharma & Fraunhofer

To save lives, researchers from Mannheim are using blood plasma to create new forms of medicine. We met up in the Cubex 41 start-up center, with the duo Marc Mazur, of PreviPharma, and Dr. Jens Langejürgen, who heads the Fraunhofer project group “Automation in Medicine and Biotech”.

MAOMI

Business management, promotion, consulting: A five-child family is nothing you would see as a side-project, just as little as anyone would do so with a start-up. Dr. Uta Meeder, the founder of MAOMI, sat down with us in her popup-showroom, in Mannheims inner city, to explain just how to balance such a situation.

CAPTCHA Design Festival

Mannheims creative industry is mainly focused on music, fashion and design. With the two design festivals UNCOVER and CAPTCHA, the design field has been in an especially dynamic process of development. This years edition of CAPTCHA takes place from September 3 to 16, and will become a hotspot for young designers from all around the globe.

SOCULENT

Her passions are startups, pioneering spirit and new entrepreneurial cultures. Lilli Leirich is actively researching the subjects Social Entrepreneurship und Intrapreneurship, is teaching at the Dual University Baden-Württemberg (DHBW), is a consultant for startups, and has recently founded her own business called soculent. We felt it was definitely time for an interview!

MUSIC WORKERS

Mannheim knows its music. In the UNESCO City of Music one can study music – and learn about how the business works. Popakademie alumni Danny Fresh and Sebastian Henzl explain why Mannheim is the place to not only dream about music, but to really live it. The guys also explain how they are currently aiming for the stars, with their start-ups and their project “Song-Dock”.