Since 1998, the Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria is the first startup competition in Germany aiming specifically at founders in the region so that they can successfully establish their businesses. Startups from Franconia and the Upper Palatinate have the chance to apply with their business concepts in three competition phases. Taking part is not just about cash prizes for the winners. All participants benefit from expert feedback, workshops and contacts to network partners.
Strong teams in northern Bavaria
A strong middle class, successful start-up companies, incubators and bright minds: Franconia and the Upper Palatinate regularly convince our jury with exciting new technologies and business concepts. Join the ranks of names such as Scoutbee, iNDTact, va-Q-tec or sunhill technologies and take advantage of the opportunity to lead your company to success with the competition!
- 18th January 2022
Phase 1: Business idea and customer benefit
- 29th March 2022
Phase 2: Marketing and sales
- 31st May 2022
Phase 3: Implementation, capital requirements, sales planning
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The winners of each phase of the Bavarian business plan competitions are honored at award ceremonies. It’s the go-to event to immerse yourself in the northern Bavarian start-up scene, get to know the region's top startups and exchange ideas with innovative founders, experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
NanoStruct develops innovative biosensors for a Raman spectroscopy analysis method. With their solution, even the smallest amounts of substances, e.g. in medication, can be detected more precisely than before.
BD-4 develops and markets a patented disinfection technology for dentists, which is used e. g. in root canal treatments.
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.
The page numbers of the chapters are guidelines, but they should by no means be exceeded. In terms of content, you should make sure that you address the main topics of the respective competition phase.