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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

  • Microfluidic systems - 18/11/2021

    Dermagnostix GmbH has developed a rapid test to differentiate between psoriasis and eczema. This test is currently undergoing preclinical testing, with market launch planned for 2023. The start-up is already working on two other dermatological tests. Centrifugal microfluidics is the name of the technology on which the tests are based.

  • Alpha-Protein GmbH - 27/07/2021

    Mealworms instead of fish meal and soybean meal - this is what the sustainable future of feed production looks like as Alpha-Protein GmbH see it. The company has built a highly efficient automated production plant in which residual materials from local food production are used to breed mealworms.

Selected press releases

  • Press release - 26/03/2019

    The High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and two private investors are convinced of the importance of single-cell isolation for the production of biopharmaceuticals and for genetic analysis in research and diagnostics. EUR 3 million will be invested in the further development of the technology, the expansion of the sales organization and in opening up further applications for Cytena’s single-cell printers.

  • Industry report 2018 - 27/09/2018

    BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg’s new industry report entitled "The Healthcare Industry 2018: Facts and Figures for Baden-Württemberg" has just been published in both German and English. The topic neatly dovetails with the state’s political activities. An evaluation of the region carried out on behalf of the Baden-Württemberg government has clearly recognised the importance of the healthcare sector as a driver of innovation.

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