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How does the portal „startups4.eu“ work?

The services of the portal are provided free of charge by BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH, Düsseldorf/Germany (hereinafter “BIO CM”). The portal will be technically available within the scope of what is possible. No specific minimum availability of this portal shall be agreed between the parties. BIO CM will undertake to achieve an average availability that is based on a reasonable use of BIO CM’s available resources. In the event of a non-availability of the portal, no party shall be entitled to claim for damages against BIO CM.

The portal enables both startups/SMEs and business angels, investors or financial institutions (hereinafter also “user”) to present themselves and to get in touch. Any contractual relationship on the basis of the use of this portal, for instance with respect to financing a startup, shall be entered only between the users of the portal.

If you are a startup or SME focused on biotech/life science and apply for funding from business angels and investors, please read the following instruction:

With the portal “startups4.eu” your company has the opportunity to get the attention of a large investors community and to get funded by business angels and investors, resp. institutional investors. First, you need to fill out the application on https://startups4.eu/startup-application and provide the relevant information. Thereafter, you will be requested (via e-mail) to submit a three-minute video after the submission of your application optionally.

Business angels and investors will rate your company facts and video. If your application is appealing and well done, you will be invited to a face-to-face meeting with the investors. The meeting will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The travel expenses are not covered.

This online platform is connected to an important investors network.

Please note: You will not get login-data as a startup or SME and view the other startups/SME-data. Only business angels and investors can see the company profiles because only they are able to login on the website. If you would like to change something in your profile, please send an e-mail to yourstartup@startups4.eu .

If you have problems or a request, please send an e-mail to yourstartup@startups4.eu .

If you are a business angel, investor or financial institution and you are interested to finance startups or SME focused on biotech/life science, please read the following instruction:

First, you need to send an e-mail to info@bioclustermanagement.de with some information (personal data and investor “history”) and you need to give us at least 2 references. If we confirm that you are a real person and you are an investor, business angel or financial institution, you will receive your login-data via e-mail. Then please login and edit your profile and change your password on https://startups4.eu/investor-profile . You can also choose your profile visibility (public or only shown to other investors). After that please check the startup company facts and rate the videos. Highly ranked startups get invited to a face-to-face meeting with the investors. The meeting will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany. As an investor, business angel, institutional investment or State Development Bank resp. partner of the EIT Health you can attend the meeting, if you are interested in the selected companies. The travel expenses are not covered.

If you have problems or a request, please send an e-mail to info@bioclustermanagement.de

Legal requirements with respect to the upload of contents:

With respect to company facts, videos and other profile materials (hereinafter “contents”) uploaded, the user grants to BIO CM a right of use which is unlimited in time and geographical location, but limited to the right to make the contents available to the public by the portal. User shall not infringe third parties’ (intellectual property) rights by using the portal. None of the content user placed by using the portal is subject to any review by BIO CM. The user shall defend BIO CM against all claims brought by third parties in reliance to user’s illegal use of the provided contents, especially by providing all information and documents relevant for BIO CM’s legal defense. Furthermore, user shall indemnify BIO CM against all damages arising from such a claim and bear on first demand all costs and expenses arising from BIO CM’s necessary legal defense. This obligation to indemnify does not apply if user proves that it was not responsible for the illegal use.

The user shall not use the portal to distribute any illegal or immoral content or any information that may harm BIO CM’s or its vicarious agents’ reputation. On user’s expense, BIO CM is entitled to take all measures they consider to be appropriate and, particularly to prevent severe damages, necessary to ensure the legal requirements. This includes the right to restrict or terminate user’s use of the portal if user infringes these usage obligations.