The shareholders behind BayStartUP are two associations with members from the Bavarian economy and from the founder scene:
- Förderverein Innovatives Unternehmertum Nordbayern e.V.
(Association for the Promotion of Innovative Entrepreneurship in Northern Bavaria e.V.)
- Förderverein Innovatives Unternehmertum Südbayern e.V.
(Association for the Promotion of Innovative Entrepreneurship Southern Bavaria e.V.)
Their common goal is to promote the establishment and growth of Bavarian companies. The shareholder structure of BayStartUP with support associations as shareholders was chosen quite deliberately in order to integrate as many partners as possible into the ownership structure.