Qmilk started as a classic start-up – however not in a garage, but in a kitchen. Since the company and development is not a university spin-off, there initially was no laboratory to work in, just the idea to develop a fiber that is chemically untreated. The necessary equipment was bought in a grocery store and built into a lab for about 200,- Euros. Since they initially did not even have a thermometer, they bought a large jam thermometer to measure the water temperature.
In April 2011 the Qmilch GmbH was founded. There now are a group of companies – Qmilk IP GmbH, Qmilk Holding GmbH and Qmilk Deutschland GmbH – which are engaged in the production and development of biopolymers, based on milk proteins and other natural and renewable raw materials.