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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

  • Article - 10/10/2018

    It used to be believed that premature babies needed as much rest as possible. However, studies have since shown that this is not the case at all. According to these studies, the brains of premature babies need to be stimulated 24 hours a day, ideally close to the mother, to ensure healthy development. The Stuttgart-based start-up BABYBE GmbH has developed a special gel mattress that enables babies to perceive their mother’s heartbeat and voice…

  • Article - 14/03/2018

    When it comes to universities as start-up incubators, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA is often used as a prime example of entrepreneurial impact. Well over 100 high-tech spin-offs have been set up in the vicinity of the renowned university. Many German universities also offer attractive conditions for scientists with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Selected press releases

  • Press release - 11/09/2015

    Venneos GmbH is based in Stuttgart and develops a novel imaging system for the analysis of biological cells. A consortium of business angels and family offices, along with the High-Tech Gründerfonds and Max Planck Society invest in the company to develop a market-ready product and prepare the market entry of the first product generation.

  • Press release - 29/04/2015

    cytena GmbH, headquartered in Freiburg, has developed a device called cy-Clone to separate single cells. A consortium made up of a private investor and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), will provide EUR 1.1 million of seed capital. cytena GmbH will use this capital injection primarily to launch its product and to expand its marketing and distribution activities.

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