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The start-up ecosystem in Heilbronn provides ideal conditions for young start-ups. There are a large number of global companies and world market leaders in the area, ensuring easy networking between established businesses and start-ups from the word go. Regional focus: Automotive, medical technology, Industry 4.0, food and digitalisation.
Together with a range of strong partners, the start-up ecosystem in Heilbronn provides start-ups with a comprehensive support network. It is based in a region with a host of world market leaders. The production sector plays a major role in the structure of the economy. Trade also plays an important part. Industry has also developed over the years and is well-established. Both sides are actively involved in the exchange of information between mature and old SMEs and start-ups, bringing benefits for all concerned.
The higher education landscape consists of state and private universities, which provide great conditions for the start-up scene. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to base their company in start-up or technology centres and make use of the existing infrastructure. Business angels and corporate venture-capitalists are in place to provide the financing options that companies need – alongside a variety of banks. There is also an Internet start-up community in Heilbronn, which meets regularly. Many events focusing on creativity and idea generation, such as Internet competitions, the start-up weekend and numerous other business plan competitions or workshops, take place there as well. Companies seeking capital investment also have the opportunity to introduce themselves and present their business models to investors at a variety of events.