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Business Founders in Our Community

We are proud to be the Alma Mater of an impressive list of successful founders. Our alumni have started innovative companies in industries ranging from mechanical engineering over financial services and consulting to electronic commerce and hospitality. Here you can find a selection of companies that were founded by Mannheim Business School alumni, and which have been growing since their start-up days.


Alumni-founded Companies

Daniel Dimpker, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2008, founded 24Helmets.de in 2009. The brand portfolio consists of about 70 international brands and it is focused on high quality motorcycle helmets, clothing and accessories. We run a webshop and ship worldwide daily. Besides we have a local store and storage place in Hamburg of about 700 sqm.

Daniel Dimpker, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2008

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Daniel Dimpker on LinkedIn

ANTARES Life Cycle Solutions is helping manufacturing companies from the mechanical engineering, off-highway and other capital goods industries to improve working capital, efficiency and delivery performance through smart product portfolio management and additive manufacturing. We can help with optimizing product portfolios and engineering and supplying spare parts, and other low-volume parts, in metal 3D printing (additive manufacturing).

Jens Hähn, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2010

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Jens Hähn on LinkedIn

brimful consults and coaches organizations in major transformation programs. We are brimful of effective ideas, positive energy and good questions to expand our customers’ effectiveness. brimful works with top executives, project managers and teams who are ready to try new, agile ways of working in order to effectively master big strategic challenges.

Dr. Britta Müller, European MBA 2008

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Britta Müller on LinkedIn

The investment and property company Convestus GmbH was founded in 2018. The first project relates to the healthcare sector: the full construction of a building specifically designed to house a practice for radiotherapy in Pirmasens. The completion of the building is planned in early 2020. In total about 15 million € have been invested.

Markus de Rossi, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2010

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Markus de Rossi on LinkedIn

e.b.g. immobilien is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by providing exclusive, personal and knowledgeable services focused on all aspects of residential real estate. For over a decade, e.b.g. immobilien has been offering in-depth property analysis, rental & transaction services, and consultation on portfolio optimization to costumers, regardless whether they are real estate novices or experienced real estate investors. Based on customer satisfaction, e.b.g. immobilien was recognized as one of the best real estate agencies in Germany by WirtschaftsWoche in 2014 and Focus Spezial in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Eva B. Gasparino, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2016

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Eva B. Gasparino on LinkedIn

GreatStay was founded in 2011 by Leonid Bojko with the goal to become one of Berlin’s most exclusive holiday apartment companies and operators. Today over 50 nicely furnished state of the art apartments are part of the group’s portfolio and the company is branching out into alternative living concepts.

Leonid Bojko, Mannheim Part Time MBA 2016

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Leonid Bojko on LinkedIn

IconicC is a digital consulting boutique specializing on process analytics for procurement and supply chain in manufacturing and other industries. The company applies digital process twins using data and process mining technology for process discovery and performance improvements as well as compliance and automation. It serves enterprise customers globally.

Robert K. Diab, Mannheim & Tongji Executive MBA 2011

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Robert K. Diab on LinkedIn

Impact Essay is a content writing and social media optimization company for corporate, young professionals and students who require multi lingual support for their college applications, business and marketing driven purposes. We operate on a brick and click model which combines face to face interactions at our India office and online services as well. We are a part of the prestigious Business Networking International (BNI) platform in India.

Harshvardhan Kayan, Mannheim Full Time MBA 2018

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Harshvardhan Kayan on LinkedIn

Jüsto is the first online supermarket in Mexico, without intermediaries or physical stores. We aim to disrupt the traditional supermarket model, by reducing fixed costs, offering better prices, sourcing fresher products, with better quality and zero waste, bringing well-being to Mexican homes.

Ricardo Weder, Mannheim Full Time MBA 2013

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Ricardo Weder on LinkedIn

Listnride has built an online bike sharing platform that enables private and professional renters to easily rent out their bikes to locals, travelers and business people. Bike retailers and manufacturers also offer test rides to their customers via the technology of listnride. The geographical focus is on the European market with core markets Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain, where new bikes are being listed every day.

Johannes Stuhler and Gert-Jan van Wijk, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2013

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Johannes Stuhler on LinkedIn

Gert-Jan van Wijk on LinkedIn

Mapify was a personal home improvement project that evolved into an international e-business! Our panoramic map poster of our new hometown, Frankfurt, was such a hit with friends and family, we started a website. Since 2016 we’ve been sending our beautiful map posters to over 85 countries worldwide.

Alistair Bruce, Mannheim Full Time MBA 2012

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Alistair Bruce on LinkedIn

MNS Consulting Group is an international strategy and engineering consulting firm specialized in the digital industry. We distinguish ourselves with a strong combination of deep technological expertise and strategic vision that allow us to address the challenges of the telcos, banking, insurance, industry, government, utilities and services sectors.

Amadou Diop, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2011

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Amadou Diop on LinkedIn

The strategic consultancy owamed GmbH was founded in 2012 and focuses on clients in the health carer sector. Hospitals, clinics, medical care centres and large practices of all medical disciplines can choose from a wide variety of consulting services, e.g. business administration, HR and cooperation management, business planning, financial and economic advice or interim management.

Markus de Rossi, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2010

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Markus de Rossi on LinkedIn

Pssbl is a bags & accessories brand founded 2018 in Hong Kong and Europe. Pssbl bags combine high functionality and durability with elegance and timeless minimal design — versatile, adjustable and fashionable, crafted to fit the needs of the modern urban world. Our bags are made by using 100% recycled fabrics, manufactured under certified fair and human working conditions, and they do "good", because each bag pays for the Pssbl "Plastic Catch and Education Program" in Cambodia.

Heike Finsterlin, Mannheim & Tongji Executive MBA 2011

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Heike Finsterlin on LinkedIn

Pygmy Elephant offers self guided hikes that empower you to hike on your own, with the added support and infrastructure of a tour operator. These trips save you hours of due diligence, inquiries and reservation requests. Each trip comes with 24-hour customer service, a customized handbook, travel App, free membership to Gaia GPS and much more.

Andrew Delmenhorst, European MBA 2008

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Andrew Delmenhorst on LinkedIn

RADIX PARTNERS is an audit firm specialising in compliance, governance and non-financial risk of enterprises, banks and financial institutions. Based on our specialised perspective we support the change in your corporate management to develop sustainable implementation strategies together with your team. We focus on areas where our qualification as chartered accountants is particularly relevant. M&A transactions, implementation projects with regard to regulatory changes or the establishment of compliance systems have one thing in common: They all become more efficient if audit-relevant questions can be identified and clarified right from the start.

Christiane Knickenberg, Mannheim Master of Accounting & Taxation 2018

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Christiane Knickenberg on LinkedIn

SAMA PARTNERS is an independent IT and engineering consulting company that combines many years of industry expertise and integrated solutions. It accompanies its customers as a trustworthy and reliable partner in the optimization and secure design of their business processes and IT as well as in the training and coaching of their employees. In addition to its headquarters in Mannheim, SAMA PARTNERS established branch offices in Munich and Tunis.

Dr. Ali Mabrouk, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2008

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Ali Mabrouk on LinkedIn

Start-up WORLD is an international company specialized in the identification, sorting and selection of innovative solutions available worldwide to meet specific needs. Its mission is to support start-ups in the development of their partnerships with major groups by promoting their innovations. Bringing together thousands of start-ups around the world, the Start-up WORLD Ecosystem also counts more than 80 Embassies spread out around the globe in order to source ever further the nuggets which will constitute, tomorrow, the must-haves of the world.

Geneviève Clarkson, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2016

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Genevieve Clarkson on LinkedIn

Mind Hill UG is the company behind Stororama, the first German online platform for storage space sharing. Stororama is short for Storage Panorama. It brings together renters and hosts and enables a smooth transaction between them. Stororama has digitalized the entire renting process for storage spaces. Now it is easy, quick and carefree.

Hinnerk Gildhoff and Kirill Romanenko, Mannheim Executive MBA 2018

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Hinnerk Gildhoff on LinkedIn

Kirill Romanenko on LinkedIn

TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH), founded in Walldorf, Germany in 2010, is a global leader in managing corporate payments. Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the TIS solution is a comprehensive, highly-scalable, cloud platform for company-wide payments and cash management. More than 25% of DAX companies are already TIS customers.

Erol Bozak and Jörg Wiemer, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2009

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Erol Bozak on LinkedIn

Jörg Wiemer on LinkedIn

Urban Point connects consumers and local businesses by unlocking the power of telco data and distribution channels. It does so through creating data-driven mobile products that leverage existing datasets and insights of telcos to increase customer loyalty and retention. The Urban Point App was awarded Mobile App of the Year by Entrepreneur in 2016, selected as one of the top MENA startups by the World Economic Forum in 2017, was the subject of a documentary by Al Jazeera in 2018 and selected among the top 12 startups by Seedstarts in 2019. It currently operates in Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.

Susanna Ingalls and Saif Qazi, Mannheim Full Time MBA 2014

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Susanna Ingalls on LinkedIn

Saif Qazi on LinkedIn

VISION-IO GmbH was formed early 2018 by two ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA alumni who are passionate about entrepreneurship and technology ventures. VISION-IO GmbH is a tech company with the focus on software development, business models based on upcoming technologies as blockchain and AI and startup, tech or new business model consulting. We have already established a technology centre in Vietnam with more than 300 IT developers and an innovation hub at the Techquartier in Frankfurt.

Waratat Kanithasen and Uwe Zell, Essec & Mannheim Executive MBA 2012

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Waratat Kanithasen on LinkedIn

Uwe Zell on LinkedIn

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