Start-up Corner

Heilbronn is a city that stands for economic power and innovation. In recent years, clusters of medical technology companies have formed in the city and numerous high-tech and cleantech companies have been founded. Many educational institutions promote a lively start-up scene in the region.

Since its foundation in 2013, BORN2GROW GmbH & Co. KG, based in Heilbronn, is an innovative technology company in the seed and start-up phase. This early-stage financing enables fast-growing technology-oriented start-up companies to develop their ideas and concepts. BORN2GROW, a subsidiary of ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn, cooperates with other venture capital funds and business angels and makes quick and transparent financing decisions.

We are Campus Founders, the host of the START-UP CORNER. As a founder and innovation center, we support people with energy and good ideas and accompany them in the implementation of their entrepreneurial journey. We inspire, inform, empower and network. In this way, we promote a spirit of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture and create a home for all players in the start-up and innovation ecosystem. Our basis is regional, our thinking international and our actions sustainable. Our conviction: Creators with ideas can change the world.

At the SMIT Congress (10.-11.10.19 in Heilbronn, Germany), we provide a platform for med tech startups to showcase their innovation and network with key opinion leaders and decision makers. Your chance to promote your startup at the international top-level audience from most medical specialties, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research.

What’s in it for you?
Our ten finalists receive:
• Two complimentary tickets for the conference
• A booth to showcase your solution to all SMIT participants
• Three minutes on stage to pitch your company

Additionally, the best startup presentation is awarded with the 5.000€ SMIT Audience Award powered by Campus Founders.
The Award also includes a Campus Founders membership that gives you free access to our Co-Creation Space and all Campus Founders programs.

We would be delighted to hear about your company and your ideas and look forward to selecting the best of you as our finalists.

Apply now!

The deadline is August 26, 2019 and participants will receive a confirmation of acceptance in mid-September.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail to