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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

  • Company profile: medicalvalues GmbH - 05/05/2022

    The Karlsruhe-based start-up medicalvalues GmbH wants to use its platform to bring together different clinical data sets and thus enable comprehensive medical diagnostics. Artificial intelligence featuring innovative diagnostic algorithms is used to evaluate the data and generate new insights for laboratories and hospitals.

  • pre-start-up company Wheyfinery - 13/04/2022

    There is not much you can do with acid whey, which is why several million litres of it are disposed of every year. This is both costly and not sustainable. However, researchers at Tübingen University have shown: acid whey can be used to produce precursors for biofuels, fine chemicals and antimicrobial livestock feed additives. They have set up the pre-start-up company Wheyfinery in an endeavour to make their scalable biorefinery concept…

Selected press releases

  • Biotech start-up from Frickenhausen develops chewing gum as test system for bacteria - 19/12/2019

    The start-up 3a-diagnostics GmbH from Frickenhausen is developing a gum that can be used both in doctors’ surgeries and at home as a quick and easy diagnostic aid. The sensor in this case is the human tongue. If bacteria are present – due to an inflammation of the teeth or tonsils, for instance – chewing produces a bitter taste and the doctor can quickly initiate the appropriate treatment.

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