Starting up your Business in Germany at the Heart of Europe.

Mannheim … is a city in the southwestern part of Germany, the third-largest in the German state of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart and Karlsruhe with a 2015 population of approximately 305,000 inhabitants. The city is at the centre of the larger densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region which has a population of 2,400,000 and is Germany’s eighth-largest metropolitan region. … The city is home to major corporations including Daimler, John Deere, Caterpillar, ABB, Fuchs Petrolub, IBM, Roche, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Phoenix Group, Siemens, and several other well-known companies. … According to the Forbes magazine, Mannheim is known for its exceptional inventive power and was ranked 11th among the Top 15 of the most inventive cities worldwide. The New Economy Magazine elected Mannheim under the 20 cities that best represent the world of tomorrow emphasizing Mannheim’s positive economic and innovative environment.

Source: Wikipedia

Co-Working Spaces  / Technology Centers

Start-up Center MAFINEX
Musikpark (for music industry)
C-HUB (fashion and creative arts)
CCUBEX41 (medical technology)
TEXTILEREI (fashion)
Altes Volksbad (creative business)
DTW (for Turkish-born entrepreneurs)
GIG7 (for female entrepreneurs)

Incubators / Accelerators

Digital Hub Mannheim / Ludwigshafen (Chemistry & Health)
Chemovator (only for BASF employees so far)
Up2B Accelerator
Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg
Mannheim Accelerator (University of Mannheim)
S-HUB Accelerator (social innovation / social entrepreneurship)

Supporting Institutions / Programs

Startup Mannheim


Entrepreneurship Club
MAFINEX Gründerverbund Rhein-Neckar e.V. 
MCEI – Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (University of Mannheim)


University of Mannheim
Mannheim Business School
Medical Faculty of University of Heidelberg
University of Applied Science Mannheim

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim

Mannheim University of Performing Arts
Popakademie University of Music and Music Business
plus some more…

Research Institutes / Centers

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation