Start-up platform for Bosch
grow is both the physical and inspirational space run by Bosch
grow is a working environment as a source of radical innovation. The people who work here should be reminded every day to think completely differently. But grow is also the critical partner for every aspect of successful business development.
Our start-ups are part of the company and have their origin in the Bosch Group. They are financed by Bosch and supported by the grow platform team from preparation through incubation to the scaling phase. In contrast to the Bosch subsidiary Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), we do not invest in external technology start-ups, nor are we interested in basic research and advance development.
As a legally independent company, we can follow a path at grow that is ideal for us. The platform is the basis with its own legal framework. It provides start-ups with the infrastructure, the connection to the group, as well as our own and shared services.
Growing up with Bosch DNA
Although Robert Bosch founded his company “Werkstätte für Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik” back in 1886, his special entrepreneurial spirit and social skills are surprisingly topical and trend-setting up to the present day. He not only determined the mindset and work of an entire corporate group, but is also a role model for grow and its start-up teams.
Our short film “Thoughts of a successful company founder” shows, how up to date his thinking is.
Meet the grow platform team
The grow platform team is the heart of grow. We support the teams in areas like controlling, financing, HR, company building, marketing and daily work processes. We see ourselves as the connection between the Bosch Group, external partners and start-ups.
Our external support
One of the key factors for knowledge transfer and learning is to establish and expand a network of experts. The grow network not only consists of experienced Bosch managers, mentors and alumni, but also includes external entrepreneurs, scientists and experts from different fields of knowledge. With their experience, they help to turn grow into a dynamic, innovative and open platform.