Mannheim is a fashion city: brands such as Schumacher and Von Jungfeld started their journeys here, and new names are constantly arising. A very special success story is that of Liebesglück. In our interview marketing director Elena Engel has told us all about what makes Mannheim a fashion city of love, and how the Brand made its way to become an established name in the industry, in just two years.
Tina Cetrez, founder of the KALAIKA fashion brand, has reinvented the good old net bag, and has created a premium version of it. Currently, she is not only successfully designing handbags, but also jewelry and accessories. We met up to discuss ideas, her time at the university of Barcelona, and her studio in the Mannheim start-up center Textilerei.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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!