The support for Chinese businesses is done through various steps:

Step 1: Digital incubator program

In the first step, you receive access to a virtual four-week program that introduces you to all of the knowledge and contacts you will need to form a business in Mannheim. This step is necessary in order to take part in the Onboarding Program.

These are the benefits:

  • Gain information about the regional structures and valuable contacts and important stakeholders.
  • Expert knowledge and practical instructions on legal aspects, financing, sales & marketing, and culture in Germany.
  • Individual support through a personal expert.
  • Reliable contacts for your business in Germany

Step 2: Onboarding Program

In the next step you travel to Mannheim to get to know the city and the region.

These are the benefits:

  • Three months rent-free co-working in the MAFINEX Technology Centre
  • Three months rent-free housing in the start-up apartment from NEXT MANNHEIM
  • Access to a network with businesses and academic institutions in the region.
  • Events in the start-up community.
  • Individual consulting with the experts about business models, financing, laws, establishment consulting, and more.
  • Optional: Participation in the accelerator program

Step 3: International Roundtable

In step three you become a part of the start-up community in Mannheim. The international “Stammtisch” offers you the opportunity to meet with established company founders from Germany and other countries and to network. These virtual meetings take place once a month and are an optimal location for new experiences