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Start-up support

Setting up an independent company is an excellent opportunity to turn innovative ideas into marketable products and services. As a professional partner and expert in life sciences company foundations, we offer a comprehensive support service.

The following options are available:

  • Pre-seed consultation
  • Initial consultation (funded through EXI)
  • Basic package consultation/special start-up coaching (fundable through EXI)
  • Business plan check
  • Funding consultation
  • Tips on capital procurement
  • Pitch training
  • Marketing support, increasing your visibility
  • Cooperation inititiatives

EXI Start-up Voucher: Together with our partner, Steinbeis-Beratungszentrum Existenzgründung, we offer a multistage consultation package for people interested in setting up their own company/company founders in high-tech areas. Initial consultation, which is available free of charge, helps to accurately assess the viability of a project. Founders with promising business ideas will subsequently be offered basis package consultation and special start-up coaching. Detailed information about the EXI Start-up Voucher is available here.

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Capital procurement: If you have successfully mastered the first steps of establishing your own business, we can help you raise capital through our network. Seed-phase funding throughout Germany is available from the High-Tech Gründerfonds. BIOPRO and its partners also organise special consultation days in Baden-Württemberg. We are the life sciences partner of VC-BW, which organises an annual VC pitch for high-tech companies with a capital requirement of 300,000 euros or more. Interested? Please feel free to contact one of our start-up specialists.

Alternatively, you can consult our Gründerhandbuch (available only in German) for information on the following topics:

  • What are the first formal steps of company establishment?
  • What kind of consulting opportunities are available, including regional ones?
  • How do I write a business plan?

Exciting Start-ups from BW

  • Start-up Actimi GmbH - 23/11/2022

    Improved quality of life for patients and lower costs for health insurers: these are the advantages of telemonitoring patients with advanced heart failure. The Stuttgart-based start-up Actimi offers an all-in-one platform for those who treat and those who suffer from the disease.

  • Product testing under real conditions - 11/05/2022

    Coming up with innovative ideas and products in the medical care area is highly relevant not only for the further development of Baden-Württemberg as a health region, but also for improving healthcare itself. However, bridging the gap between industry and the clinic often proves difficult. To drive this process forward, the INSPIRE Living Lab was opened at the University Medical Centre Mannheim in 2021.

Selected press releases

  • Press release - 16/08/2021

    As a dominant part of southern Germany’s life-science industry hub, Heidelberg will soon have a life-science startup incubator of its own. BioLabs, the premier US network of managed co-working lab space, will open its first German branch in the Heidelberg Innovation Park (hip). On August 16, representatives of city and state governments, BioLabs and the life-science industry celebrated the Heidelberg BioLabs groundbreaking.

  • Press release - 15/10/2020

    International study in which Freiburg scientists are participating maps molecular targets for possible therapy for MERS, SARS-CoV1, and SARS-CoV2.

Website address: https://www.bio-pro.de/en/activities/start-up-support