How to apply

1. The APPLICATION PERIOD is June, 1st to August, 15th, 2023.

2. Your application will be checked by the BioRiver office to avoid that facts are misunderstanding or missing.

3. The BioRiver Boost! JURY brings together reknowned experts from the life science industry, e.g. BAYER, Qiagen, Miltenyi Biotec, LONZA, UCB Pharma, Henkel, Janssen-Cilag, Johnson&Johnson, NRW.Bank, High-Tech Gründerfonds. The EXPERTS WILL EVALUATE all applications according to the following criteria: Product and customer benefit, technology, market potentical, team, advisory, achievements, financing concept.

4. BASED ON THE VOTING of all jury members the "FINALISTS" for the BioRiver Boost! 2023 are selected and informed ca. 1 September 2023.

5. FINALISTS will get additional support before the event through a one-day PITCHTRAINING.

6. As one of the 8 best applications you will be invited to pitch as finalist LIVE ON STAGE to the jury, the audience and the virtual audience on 22 September 2023.

7. The BioRiver Boost! event ends with the AWARD CEREMONY, where the best start-up is awarded with the BioRiver Boost! award.

As WINNER you will receive:

*The BioRiver Boost! award.

*Free membership in the BioRiver association.

*Individual coaching by experienced CEOs or managers from the life science industry.

*Individual marketing support.


In the APPLICATION we ask

Where is your market?

What is your idea and technology?

If there is a market - think big.


To apply successfully you need:

  1. Your business area in life sciences
  2. Your business concept in short
  3. The customer benefit
  4. Your technology
  5. The market potential
  6. The team and advisors
  7. Achievements and status of your project
  8. The financal situation and plan


Save the Date

10th BioRiver Boost! 2023

22 September 2023

Application period June, 1st to August, 15th 


Call the BioRiver office

+49 ( 0 ) 211 316 06 10