Before you are going to set up your own company, you already
had some sleepless nights, several discussions with close
friends and colleagues, about what to do and how.
Before you start, BIP can help you make your business
plan, your first guide in the development of your
ideas towards your own company. It will be the road map that
guides the growth and development of your new enterprise and
will serve as an effective tool to understand your business
and to tell your story to others (including potential investors,
corporate partners, new employees, …).
When you decided to set up your company,
BIP can guide you through the different stages of this process.
BIP already started different biotechnology ventures in the
past few years.
The next step in this process is raising money
to ascertain the continuity of your company during the first
and most critical years of its existence.
There are several ways to secure financing of the start-up:
bank loans, venture capital, governmental initiatives, business
angels, … all with their specific characteristics and
involvements. Due to the very specific characteristics of
a start-up biotech company, only very few of them are committed
to provide seed-capital for biotechnology / life sciences
start-ups. Here you can already find a list
of venture capital organisations in Belgium. (PDF File)