Take part and take off with your idea.

Enter the competition among the most innovative founders from Bavaria with your business concept! Develop your business idea with expert support for a successful market entry and lay the foundation for your corporate financing.

How it works

Bavarian Business Plan Competitions

In the Bavarian Business Plan Competitions, innovative founders from all sectors benefit from professional feedback on their own idea at a very early stage. The competition enables them to quickly steer their concepts in a direction that appeals to their market as well as potential partners, investors and customers. Today's successful competition alumni include companies such as Adnymics, Blue ID, Fazua, Flixbus, invenox and Magazino, Testbirds or Toposens.

For many investors, a good competitive placement is a reliable proof of quality and is synonymous with well thought-out, future-oriented business models. Especially for technology-oriented teams that depend on venture capital to build up their companies, the Bavarian Business Plan Competitions are considered a springboard for the first financing rounds.

To the Business Plan Competitions

Markus Kett, Co-Founder & CEO MicroStream

The business plan competitions are the ideal start for all founders who have big goals: Participants receive extensive know-how through expert feedback and the motivation to develop a high-quality business plan with consistent financial planning. After winning the second phase of the competition, we were already able to convince investors of our technology.

Roadmap of the competitions

Startups from all over Bavaria have the opportunity to submit their business concepts and ideas in three competition phases of the Bavarian Business Plan Competition. This gives participants the opportunity to develop or optimize their business plan step by step. The support program with tutorials on business plan preparation takes place online.

Startups do not have to be there from the very beginning - a lateral entry is possible at any time, and there are new opportunities to win in every phase.


Registration for season 2023 is closed.

Register for our newsletters (in german) to make sure you don't miss current dates and registration for the 2024 competition season.

Business planning know-how

Free business planning tutorials are being held online to prepare you for the competition. In these tutorials we support you in developing your business idea, expect a solid introduction to business planning. The tutorials are tailored to the requirements of the individual competitive phases. A free guidebook also offers initial orientation in business planning (German only).

Guidebook Business Planning


Head of Business Plan Competitions Munich, Swabia & Ideenreich

Fabian Brunner

+49 (0) 151 46 56 1322

Head of Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria

Tobias Bladowski

+49 (0) 179 39 79 539

Our Partners

DIEHL Ventures

EXIST | University-Based Business Start-Ups

High-Tech Gründerfonds


MLP Finanzberatung



Osborne Clarke

Pape & Co.
Tax consultancy & auditing

Steuerteam Landsberg | München
Tax consultancy & auditing

Weickmann & Weickmann 
Patent attorneys and lawyers

Winter Brandl
Patent und Law Firm


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Unternehmertum Nordbayern & Südbayern e.V.