A day for start-ups to get valued information for their business, 7 April 2016, Cologne

Start-ups meet finance experts at the Bio-based Start-up Day

Success story from last year’s Bio-based Start-up Day: the start-up JeNaCell introduced itself at the conference last year. In March 2016, Evonik and JeNaCell intensify their cooperation. More information here.

This year, the “Bio-based Start-up Day” will take place in Cologne (DE) at 7 April 2016. Out of a variety of submissions, eleven innovative start-ups were chosen by organizer nova-Institute and the partners CLIB2021 and IBB Netzwerk to introduce themselves to the industry and finance world. The start-up sessions include the following international start-ups: 4GENE (DE), BIOTREM (PL), CASCAT GmbH (DE), Cysal GmbH (DE), Electrochaea GmbH (DE), GLYCONIC (DE), Kiverdi, Inc. (US), Mycoplast S.n.c. (IT), Nafigate Corporation, A.S. (CZ), NordBioChem OÜ (EE) and Skytree (NL).

At the same time, investors will provide insights into their work with start-ups of the bio-based and biotechnology industry and elaborate on their motivation to work with start-ups. Dr. Carl Henning Reschke from KPMG (DE), one of the leading providers of audit, tax and advisory services, is familiar with the challenges that start-ups are facing and will present market entry strategies. Anindya Mukherjee from i2i (DE/USA), specialised on advising young companies from the industrial biotechnology, plastic and chemical industries, will give valuable tips on how to successfully launch a company. nova-Institute (DE) will report on the state of European markets and present a smart investment calculation method for the initial phase of a project. Jim Philp of the OECD (FR) in Paris will inform about public investments and Benno Weißner from the corporate network Zenit (DE) about possibilities for grants in Europe. Frank Göbel from B.R.A.I.N. Capital GmbH (DE), one of the leading European biotechnology companies, will report on their way from start-up to recent stock market launch. The panel discussion with all aforementioned speakers will close the day.

The breaks will promote effective networking between start-ups and industry and finance experts. The “Bio-based Start-up Day” provides great networking opportunities all day long. Registered participants can reserve a free exhibition booth to present their products directly at the event. The offer for a free booth is limited up to 15 booths. Afterwards a booth costs 200 EUR plus 19%.

You can find all information on the programme, exhibitors and participants on the website: http://bio-based.eu/startup.


nova-Institut GmbH, 2016-03-29.