Markus Bühler has a degree in business administration. After studying in Heidelberg, he worked for one year at a software company in Zurich. Thereafter he founded, together with his father, a music publishing house that sells choral sheet music over the Internet. He then spent two years in Australia, where he studied at Deakin University in Melbourne and founded another company. He gained further experience in international marketing and sales after he had returned to Europe and joined a renowned DAX-listed company in Heidelberg.
Markus Bühler works for the Heidelberg Technology Park and oversees the Life Science Accelerator BW program for Heidelberg Startup Partners. In advising startups, he brings his expertise in marketing and sales. Moreover, he serves as an advisor for Heidelberg Startup Partners on funding and office space.
After his studies of Biology at the University of Heidelberg, Bodo Brückner was awarded his doctorate at the Center of Molecular Biology (ZMBH) in Heidelberg. He then started postdoc positions at the Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina “López-Neyra” in Granada (Spain) and at the DKFZ in Heidelberg. At the DKFZ he worked on cancer epigenetics and was involved in several translational research projects with Cancer Research United Kingdom, Clavis Pharma ASA, Bayer HealthCare and Beiersdorf AG. He also worked as a consultant scientist (2011-2016) and as as an innovation manager at BioRN Clustermanagement (2011-2015). To foster life science entrepreneurship and the creation of start-ups, Dr. Brückner teaches Master and PhD students of the Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program at Heidelberg University. He is also an expert for Science4Life.
From April 2015 to September 2017, Bodo Brückner was working for two years as Entrepreneurship Manager at German EIT Health GmbH. He was also member of the EIT Health Education Committee and led the Digital Hub in EIT Health Campus.
Since September 2017, Bodo Brückner has been working as a Lifescience Accelerator Baden-Wuerttemberg Coordinator of the City of Mannheim.
We support your team with coaching and mentoring session with a clear life science focus, an international network of experts, mentors and investors as well as ongoing support through our Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg team. At the end of the program, you have the opportunity to pitch your idea to our network.
The program team is based in Heidelberg and Mannheim but startups and projects from all over the globe can apply to join our program. We invite participants to join workshops, conferences and partner events both physically and virtually. Currently we are running the program virtually.
The region around Heidelberg and Mannheim has so much to offer: a vast amount of life science companies and research institutions, two of the best medical universities in Germany, a amazing startup infrastructure and a high density of medium sized companies and big corporations as potential customers. To top it all off, the Rhine-Neckar region is also a great place to live.
The Baden-Württemberg Life Science Accelerator was created through the joint commitment of the Mannheim Department of Economic Development, the MAFINEX Gründerverbund e.V., the Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. and the Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH.