Innovations from Swabia

Take off on the market with the Business Plan Competition Swabia – BayStartUP is looking for the best startups from the Bavarian Swabia region. The top teams can look forward to winning prizes totaling 2,250 Euros. Startups and prospective founders can take advantage of the free business planning workshops to prepare for participation.

Growth Accelerator Business Plan Competition

Voxeljet, Secomba or Little Lunch – these are today's successful companies that grew up with the Business Plan Competition Swabia and are now operating in the market as growth drivers and innovative pioneers in their field. Since 2002, BayStartUP has been supporting ambitious entrepreneurs from Bavarian Swabia with the competition. It is sponsored by Bayern Kapital and the City of Augsburg.


17th January 2023

Business idea and customer benefits


Startups from Bavarian Swabia who are working on their business plans after the deadline above or who would like to enter the competition in a later stage can apply for the Munich Business Plan Competition. From phase 2 onwards, this competition is open to startups from entire southern Bavaria. Current information about the Bavarian Business Plan Competition is also available in our newsletter (German only).

Video content solution from Swabia

The Allgäu tech startup Mozaik (Picture Framing GmbH) was one of the winners in the 2021 Business Plan Competition Swabia, followed by their high six-figure seed funding in July of the same year. Mozaik's video creator app enables companies to easily and cheaply shoot professional videos with their smartphones.

Neele Maarten de Vries, co-founder and CEO of Mozaik:

The Business Plan Competition Swabia was the ideal opportunity for us to put our business plan through its paces. We received professional feedback from experienced experts, which we were able to use for our further path. In addition, BayStartUP was an important contact and supporter for our later financing round with the coaching at our business incubator.

Informationen für Teilnehmer

Der detaillierte Wettbewerbsablauf, Infos zur Jury und nach welchen Kriterien sie die Sieger auswählt, Teilnahmebedingungen und vieles mehr.

Zu den Teilnahmeinformationen

Latest News


The winning teams in the Business Plan Competition Swabia are awarded at festive award events. Here, the best up-and-coming entrepreneurs come together with startup experts and experienced entrepreneurs from the region. Those interested in start-ups are also invited to attend the award ceremony and get to know the top teams and their ideas personally.

Winners 2022

1st place: Pandia 3D combines the latest 3D technologies with AI algorithms to create scanning solutions for industrial processes. The first systems enable automatic, in-line 3D quality control as well as continuous volume monitoring in warehouses and processes. The systems are cost-efficient and easy to install and operate.

2nd place: Flowsight is developing a web platform that displays and analyzes process industry data in real time to predict failures and guide resulting maintenance cases. For this purpose, sensor data of the entire process is collected, analyzed using AI and identified maintenance tasks are adaptively guided using AR tutoring.

3rd place: FLECS Technologies offers an open source platform on which all automation solutions of this world are installed with just one click. The basis is a standard hardware or virtual machine. The appropriate software is obtained from the FLECS Marketplace: whether PLC, SCADA, HMI or other applications are required to operate the machine.

Regional sponsoring partners

BayBG, Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

Stadt Kaufbeuren 

Steuerteam GmbH – Steuerberatungsgesellschaft Landsberg; München (vormals Häckl und Partner)

Umwelt-Technologisches Gründerzentrum Augsburg UTG GmbH

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 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.

Fabian Brunner via


Head of Business Plan Competitions Munich, Swabia & Ideenreich

Fabian Brunner
+49 (0) 151 46 56 1322