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Winners from phase 1 in the Northern Bavaria Business Plan Competition

10 teams convince the jury - with solutions from the fields of new mobility and transport, energy and environment, software and medical technology.

What does it take to successfully launch a startup on the market? A competent team of founders, a good and profitable business idea for an innovative product - and the will to obtain feedback for one's own ideas early on. The winning startups from Phase 1 of the Northern Bavarian Business Plan Competition have all of this.

Many of the startups participating in the Business Plan Competition impressively demonstrate how analog processes in a wide range of industries can be highly optimized through digitization. Almost half of the submissions come from the IT sector: The founders are developing a wide range of future-proof AI solutions and tools. The Nuremberg metropolitan region is particularly well represented in the field of participants in this first phase of the competition - more than half of the finalists come from the city and surrounding area. As usual, the regions around Würzburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth and Regensburg are also strongly represented among the submissions.

The winning teams' approaches come from the fields of new mobility and transport, energy and the environment, software solutions, especially for SMEs and industry, and medical technology.

Apply for phase 2 by 28.03.

Start-ups from northern Bavaria can still enter the second competition phase until March 28, 2023 - even if they did not participate in phase 1. The focus is on marketing and sales.

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These are the winning teams

2Lock from Regensburg develops a contactless activatable and secure wheel hub lock for e-bikes. It can block both the rotation and the removal of the front wheel of an e-bike. Due to its integration into the inner workings of the wheel hub, it is impossible to break open or remove the 2Lock hub lock without destroying the e-bike.

AZURE Energy from Rednitzhembach operates hydrogen production plants at industrial customers and supplies them with a reliable heat solution. Through an operator model, AZURE Energy plans, builds and operates H2 production plants at customers' sites and thus supplies hydrogen as a natural gas substitute. The hydrogen is produced by electrolysis from surplus green electricity.

Building Information Cloud from Neumarkt is a software-as-a-service solution with which planning results in the construction industry can be checked efficiently and automatically. Time and cost advantages in the entire construction project are significant, in particular the building application and the associated process can be accelerated.

dezony from Gunzenhausen offers an intelligently networked charging station for private spaces that is future-proof and investment-proof, highly compatible with other systems and compliant with billing. The software developed in-house enables the startup to develop the business model beyond the hardware product "charging station". The charging station can communicate with inverters, for example. This allows the end user to charge the electric car in a controlled manner with their own solar power.

droptical from Nuremberg develop non-contact dispenser systems, so-called jet dispensers, which are used for industrial or scientific fields of application when liquids have to be dispensed with high precision. The droplet generators are suitable for volumes from 0.2 - 25 nl. This volume range has so far been covered exclusively by high-priced systems. A quick-change concept for the nozzle unit ensures contamination-free application processes with a single actuator, without time-consuming rinsing.

MYTRA from Bayreuth develops a measuring system for fully automated detection and analysis of microplastics in the flow, it minimizes costs and allows real-time analyses on a particle basis. Companies, regulators and end customers can thus make sustainable and economically efficient decisions and implement measures to reduce microplastics.

Paxray from Würzburg creates an objective decision-making basis for managing business processes through intelligent analysis of activity data. The technology relies on desktop activity mining and allows a real image of digital processes across IT systems. This enables inefficiencies to be identified in order to optimize them in a targeted manner.

PYRASEC from Pfakofen includes the development, production and distribution of a patented self-deploying warning triangle for road traffic. In addition, other warning signs and boards with the self-deploying mechanism are to be produced and distributed.

ROBOTOP from Nuremberg enables suppliers of machinery, equipment and automation solutions to create personalized and interactive digital customer experiences. The 3D/XR sales solution enables technical sales teams to create and share 3D solution concepts and present complex products through interactive AR scenes, among other things.

YAXI from Neustadt an der Aisch develops a fully automated, trustworthy bank account access. The service, which is secured by hardware, cannot be viewed and provides only the desired data. It allows non-regulated market participants consolidated access to regulated interfaces.

These startups were also nominated in phase 1 of the Northern Bavaria Businessplan Competition:

  • arttac solutions from Nuremberg
  • BeelTeK from Nuremberg
  • Charge Club from Aschaffenburg
  • Circable from Würzburg
  • Dr. QEN from Nuremberg
  • InsiderPie from Nuremberg
  • Metaimmo from Nuremberg
  • medespro from Amberg
  • from Nuremberg

Business plan competition opens up opportunities for market entry

For 25 years, the Businessplan Wettbewerb Nordbayern has been the first start-up competition in Germany to specifically target founders in the region who want to take off with their participation when entering the market.

Vincent Gödde, Co-Founder of Startup MYTRA: 

We are taking part in the Businessplan Competition Northern Bavaria because we want to network more deeply in the Bavarian startup scene. We received insightful feedback from the jury on our business idea, which will enable us to further improve our business plan and focus on our strengths.

Applications in phase 2 possible until 28.03.

Start-ups from northern Bavaria can still enter the second competition phase until March 28, 2023 - even if they did not participate in phase 1. The focus in phase 2 is on marketing and sales. In business planning tutorials, BayStartUP experts accompany the teams as they prepare to take part in the competition. Registrations are possible via All information on the competition can be found at

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