Guided by experienced and successful Entrepreneurs and Experts in Residence, BEI program participants learn how to bring ideas and research results to the market and how to overcome classic founders’ pitfalls. The BEI program addresses essential skills and know-how for the creation of a spin-off company, e.g., intellectual property, development of a business plan, basics in legal, financial and regulatory affairs, and negotiation strategies as well as sales pitch training.
Key topics addressed in the BEI program are:
- Building a team
- Networking with successful entrepreneurs
- Developing a first business plan with its various facets
The BEI program is a modular course system consisting of three modules, A, B, and C. The program starts with a general introduction to BioEntrepreneurship in Module A. Module B focuses on the basics of law and finance, intellectual property, product development and marketing or soft skills. Finally, in Module C, workshop-like sessions delve deeper into selected topics and offer the possibility for one-to-one coaching.