Experience Your Own Startup Spirit

At thinc! we are passionate about startups. If you are so too then check out what we as an initiative have to offer!


Welcome to thinc!

thinc! is the student initiative for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs at the University of Mannheim. We want to provide you with the best programs and network in order for you to find your interest in startups or to found your own one.

Our Programs

Here’s what we do

We offer a variety of programs in which you can participate to learn what it takes to build a startup and experience our great community. Feel free to check them out.


To our weekly foundertalks we invite experienced founders who share their tips and most important advice with us. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to those who have been going through the startup process themselves.


The thinc! Mentoring Program is perfect for those who are strongly interested in founding their own start-up soon or are already in the process: selected experienced founders will assist you in 1:1 Mentorship.


Of course, we don’t miss out on the fun either: among the social events we organize, for example, wine hikes, running dinners and cocktails, pub crawls and flunkyball tournaments to connect our members and have a great time together.

Masterclasses / Workshops

In the masterclasses and workshops that we regularly offer, you have the opportunity to learn from professionals. The entire spectrum of skills necessary for the founding of your startup will be handed to you.


Our thincubator is THE new event in our program: the first student-organized incubator at the University of Mannheim! In the two-week program we bring innovative and motivated students together and offer everything you need for a successful foundation.


The annual trip to Berlin is a fixed part of our event series. Altogether we travel to the largest startup location in Germany to visit numerous cool startups and experience the special entrepreneurship atmosphere first-hand! This year, for the first time, there will even be an international journey which you can look forward to!

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The ultimate boost for founders

Since my first semester at the University of Mannheim, I have benefited a lot from thinc! Both as a member and as part of the team. During the many, very well-organized workshops, I was able to learn incredibly relevant things that helped me with my startup. But also the Founder Talks held by very successful founders have been enormously helpful and inspired me a lot.

Get Inspired

Whether you want to start your own business or just get a taste of start-up air, thinc! stands out for its diversity. Different courses of study, views and horizons of experience give everyone the opportunity for exciting conversations and inspiring encounters.

Make new friends

As usual with entrepreneurship, we are all super open-minded and outgoing. Everyone is welcome here and will quickly make new friends who share the same vibe. With the perfect mix of passive and active members, you'll meet familiar faces at the events as well as new people all the time.

Found your startup

With numerous events and offers, thinc! supports everyone in setting up their own business. Whether it's a personal mentor or many master classes and workshops on start-up-relevant skills, we have it all. In addition, we have contacts for specialist topics such as founder scholarships, website design or tax law, where our members can get free advice.

Gather experience

Our members can not only gain helpful skills and knowledge at our masterclasses and workshops, but also get their first real-life experience at start-ups and companies. For this purpose, we collect exciting offers for internships, student jobs and career entry on our job wall.

Statistically speaking

Our initiative in numbers

Members inspired

Events planned HWS 21

Founder interviewed

Startups founded

Our sponsors

We’re having great support!

As our initiative doesn’t ask for membership fees, we are proud to have strong supporters on our side helping us spreading the startup spirit.

Ready to dive in?

Become a thinc! member.

Ready to dive in?

Become a thinc! member.

Ready to dive in?

Become a thinc! member.