Markus has a degree in business administration. After studying in Heidelberg, 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.