Profund Innovation works with many public and private institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg in order to always be able to put business founders in touch with the right offerings and points of contact for them.
BioTOP Berlin-Brandenburg is the central point of contact and coordination body for all matters relating to biotechnology in Germany’s capital city area. This body links together relevant players, coordinates regional biotechnology activities, and initiates concrete projects to develop the Berlin and Brandenburg area into a leading global location and center of expertise in biotechnology.
For example, experts from BioTOP take part in discussions with scientists and researchers from the life sciences at Freie Universität Berlin in order to work with profund and the Patent and Licensing Service of Freie Universität Berlin (PULS) to find possible avenues of exploitation and partners for life science technologies. BioTOP is also an important cooperation partner when it comes to drafting the joint application of Freie Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin for the competition “Die Gründerhochschule – Förderprogramm zur Gründungsprofilierung von Hochschulen” (The Higher Education Institution for Startups – Program to Support Development of a Startup Profile at Higher Education Institutions).
BioTOP is a joint initiative of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg at TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH and is part of activities surrounding management of clusters in the healthcare sector.
Business Angels, also known as angel investors, are experienced entrepreneurs, managers, or executive employees of businesses, from small and medium-sized enterprises to major international conglomerates. In many cases, they are able to provide the crucial help needed to get a business off the ground. They use their know-how, contacts, and capital to support business founders and startups with innovative and scalable business concepts. The club and some members of Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. are also able to offer internship positions to the potential startup founders served by profund. Above all, however, they provide new businesses with their expertise and experience.
Business Angels Club
Gründerszene is a German magazine for startup founders and prospective founders. It features daily industry-related news and information on the German Web sector as well as tips for budding and established entrepreneurs alike. Reports based on experiences and firsthand specialized articles are also included as a source of inspiration for startup founders. Alongside the magazine’s extensive editorial content, features such as the database, seminars, and job offers help increase transparency in the startup scene.
The Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin – IHK) is a contact point for startup projects from all fields. It provides support in various aspects, such as drafting a business plan, and provides advice during the processes involved in preparing to start a business. It also helps with applying for financing opportunities and provides coaching to budding startup founders.
media.net berlinbrandenburg is the cross-industry alliance for companies in the media sector in the German capital city area – from music and film to TV and multimedia and beyond, to advertising and design. Since 2000, media.net has guaranteed an interface with policymakers, working with institutions, associations, and opinion leaders from the business and research sectors and the cultural arena to shape overall economic conditions within the region.
media.net berlinbrandenburg e.V.
START Berlin, the student initiative for startups and entrepreneurship, connects students from Berlin’s higher education institutions who are interested in starting a business with each other and with the Berlin startup scene. START issues regular invitations to events and publishes a newsletter informing interested audiences about activities.