Drivers for technological development

Convince our jury with innovative technologies and well thought-out business concepts. With the Munich Business Plan Competition, you lay the foundation for a fast, successful market entry and initial sales - factors that are essential to convince investors.

Traditional competition for innovators

The Munich Business Plan Competition is one of the most prestigious awards that startups can receive for innovative business concepts in Germany. The winners are characterized by a very good understanding of the market and customers, real growth potential and an extreme variety of topics. Since 1996, BayStartUP has been supporting prospective founders from southern Bavaria with this award.

Deadlines

19. January 2021

Phase 1: Business idea and customer benefit

16. March 2021

Phase 2: Marketing and sales

18. May 2021

Phase 3: Implementation, capital requirements, sales planning

 

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Dr. Miriam Haerst, co-founder of Kumovis, winner of the Munich Business Plan Competition 2018:

With the external feedback loop from the jurors in the Munich Business Plan Competition, we were able to sharpen our corporate strategy as a team. Discussions with the BayStartUP experts and jurors were worth the effort, as we could improve all plans regarding our company and increase the level of detail in our strategy. With the knowledge that we have built up as a result, we were optimally prepared for our first round of financing and could confidently present a mature business plan to the investors.

Further information for participants

Find out more about the course of the competition, learn about the jury and which requirements you need to meet, how the winners are selected, terms of participation and much more.

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Awards

The winners of each phase of the Bavarian Business Plan Competitions are honored at award events, some of which are highly exclusive. Take advantage of the opportunity to get involved in discussions and expand your network no matter if you are among the winner teams or not. Get in tourch with other founders, startup experts, investors and successful entrepreneurs.

  • Immerse yourself in the startup scene from Southern Bavaria
  • Get to know the best startups in the region
  • Keep an eye on the latest technologies and business models
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Insights and discussions with investors, experienced entrepreneurs and ambitious founders

Winners 2020

NEUREVO

The startup develops neuroprotective therapies against the consequences of strokes and against neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS or Parkinson's disease.

NEUREVO

Manyfolds

Offer a solution for customized, sustainable shipping packaging.

Manyfolds

qbound

The startup operates in the field of IT security and is developing an innovative identity and access management solution for this purpose.

qbound

Frequently Asked Questions

Based on your postal code, you will be assigned to the Business Plan Competition Swabia or Ideenreich, the Munich Business Plan Competition or the Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria when you register your team.

The competition is a platform on which you can test your concepts and improve them through feedback. So: yes, please submit your concept even if it is not perfect, yet.

You upload your concept in our protected web portal after a successful registration at www.baystartup.de. All our judges have signed an NDA and are bound to secrecy.

If we at BayStartUP communicate your solution externally (e.g. if we present your team as a winning team as part of our marketing activities), then only with content that you have approved in advance.

Feedback from experts, the chance to be included in the free BayStartUP financial coaching, media attention, prize money, support from the twelve digital incubators throughout Bavaria and our other partners in the network, information and updates from the Bavarian startup scene.

Feedback from experts, the chance to be included in the free BayStartUP financial coaching, media attention, prize money, support from the twelve digital incubators throughout Bavaria and our other partners in the network, information and updates from the Bavarian startup scene.

To Sebastian Bock (bockbaystartupde) for the Northern Bavarian Business Plan Competition and Fabian Brunner (brunnerbaystartupde) for the Southhern Bavarian competitions.

Apply now

Register here as a participant in the Bavarian Business Plan Competitions - you will then receive access to our competition tool where you can securely upload your business plans.

Register

Contact

Business Plan Competitions Munich, Swabia & Ideenreich

Fabian Brunner

brunner@baystartup.de
0151 46 56 1322