Bavarian business plan competitions

The Bavarian business plan competitions organised by BayStartUP (External link) are aimed at innovative company founders in all sectors who have business ideas with high growth potential.

Why are you finding ‘business plan competitions’ under ‘advice and coaching’? It’s quite simple: they provide detailed feedback on your business concept. The aim of your entry is to start your own company or develop an existing business idea. The related business plan will be carefully examined in the competitions. There are naturally also prizes for the winners!

Free workshops throughout Bavaria will help you with your business planning and competition preparation. The competitions are divided into three phases with different focus areas; you can enter at any point.

Phase 1: Idea and customer benefits

Phase 2: Market potential, marketing and sales

Phase 3: Realisation, capital requirements and sales planning

Every team that enters will receive written feedback from experts after each phase. They can use this feedback to optimise their business plan. To this end, BayStartUP works with over 300 experts who serve as voluntary jurors.

Any company founder who lives or works in Bavaria can enter the competitions. If you wish to enter from outside Bavaria, you must be able to provide a plausible reason for your planned move to the state. The competition is held annually between October and July.