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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

  • Heidelberg Technology Park - 05/05/2020

    How can scientists turn their know-how into marketable products and services and thereby provide society with real added value? In addition to solid financing, start-up companies need a suitable infrastructure and a dense network of partners for exchanging expertise to help them get off to a good start when it comes to setting up a business. The Heidelberg Technology Park offers company founders in the life sciences exactly these success factors.

  • Company profile - 19/12/2018

    The founders and partners of DiHeSys have big ambitions: "We have to build a complete ecosystem around the patient," says Dr. Markus Dachtler, managing director of DiHeSys. The company develops products and services for an industry in transition, provides answers to trends such as personalized medicine, 2D- and 3D-printing technologies and platform technologies. The company’s motto: no isolated solutions, but a comprehensive range of…

Selected press releases

  • {Life Science} meets IT Hackathon - 25/05/2016

    The “Life Science Meets IT Hackathon”, which took place from 20 to 22 May 2016, brought together 80 people from the fields of IT, science, medicine, and business to work on challenges in the health sector and transformed Heidelberg’s Marsilius Arcades into an interdisciplinary development centre for fifty-four hours. Minister Theresia Bauer praised the participants’ dedication to tackling the challenges of digitalisation.

  • Press release - 09/12/2015

    High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is raising its seed investment to €600k and lowering interest rates by 4%. This is in response to changing requirements in the start-up and venture capital scene, as well as current interest rate trends. The package of measures will be effective from January 1, 2016.

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