Innovations from Swabia

Take off on the market with the Businessplan Competition Schwaben - 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 Wettbewerb Schwaben 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 Businessplan Wettbewerb Schwaben. The competition is sponsored by Bayern Kapital and the City of Augsburg.


18th January 2022

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).

From project to company in growth mode

The start-up Skytala was one of the three winners in the Swabia 2019 business plan competition. With the help of an autonomously flying drone, the company manages to scan rooms and buildings - with millimeter precision.

Thomas Deniffel, co-founder of Skytala:

We spent over a year working on our product in research institutes and have been working on Skytala from a technical perspective for a very long time. Due to the competition we had to deal intensively with the market and generally with the business side of our idea when presenting it to the jury. With its requirements, the competition has enormously accelerated our development from a technology project to a start-up or a commercial enterprise.

Informationen für Teilnehmer

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

Zu den Teilnahmeinformationen


The winning teams in the Swabian business plan competition 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 2021

1st place: Numbat: The startup develops and operates multi-lifecycle battery storage to ensure a nationwide fast-charging infrastructure and storage of fluctuating renewable energies.

2nd place: credium: The AI startup digitises manual, real estate-related business processes.

3rd place: Dynamic Video: The startup offers a cloud-based software solution for organisations and companies to shoot professional videos with their smartphones in a quick, easy and affordable way.

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.

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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.



Head of Business Plan Competitions Munich, Swabia & Ideenreich

Fabian Brunner
+49 (0) 151 46 56 1322