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Bavarian Business Plan Competition | Deadline January 15 | Online

The Bavarian business plan competition of BayStartUP, the startup network for founders, investors and industry, start into the new season! The competitions are aimed at aspiring founders and startups from Bavaria, who want to further develop their business model with expert feedback and start the market! Register online as a participant and submit your formulated pitch decks or rough concepts for the first competition phase until January 15, 2019! The competition alumni are impressive – including successful startup companies such as Magazino, Flixbus, Scoutbee, inveox or INDtact.

The special thing about the Bavarian Business Plan competitions: all participating teams – not just the winners – receive extensive written feedback on their ideas and business plans from an honorary jury of experts. It consists of investors, entrepreneurs and connoisseurs of the start-up scene. Top teams also get the chance to win over 80,000 euros, to be included in the BayStartUP coaching program and invitations to exclusive business fishing and investor events of the BayStartUP investor network.

Why it pays to participate in the competitions, you can read here.

It’s that easy

Register as a participant (baystartup.de) and fill out the registration form under “Bayerische Businessplan Wettbewerb”.
Create business plan or pitchdeck. BayStartUP supports you with free workshops and coaching. Registered participants will receive all information and offers via email> Deadline Submission Phase 1: January 15, 2019
> Deadline Submission Phase 2: March 26, 2019
> Deadline Submission Phase 3: June 4, 2019
Upload application documents in the protected area.
Get expert feedback. Each participant receives individual written jury feedback from experts from the start-up scene.
Win winner bonuses. New chances of winning in each of the three competition phases! A cross-entry into the competition at any time possible.

Why join? The Bavarian business plan competitions in detail

The Bavarian business plan competitions of BayStartUP include the Munich business plan competition (for startups from southern Bavaria) as well as the business plan competitions Nordbayern, Schwaben and ideenReich (southeastern Bavaria).

Startups have the opportunity to compete with their business concepts and ideas in three competitive phases. Each phase has different requirements for the teams. After each phase, all participants receive qualified written feedback from an expert jury on their submissions. This allows the teams to further develop their business idea. A cross-entry during the competition in later stages is possible.

Focus Phase 1: Idea and customer benefit
Focus Phase 2: Market Potential, Marketing and Sales
Focus Phase 3: Realization, capital requirements and revenue planning

About BayStartUP

BayStartUP is the Bavarian startup network for founders, investors and companies. With the Bavarian business plan competitions, a comprehensive coaching offer and Germany’s largest investor network, it supports startups in optimizing their strategy, setting up their business and looking for startup or growth capital. For private and institutional investors, BayStartUP ensures a qualified deal flow and offers start-up insights at exclusive business angel meetings and investor conferences. With nationwide startup industry matching and conceptual offerings, BayStartUP advises established companies on developing suitable strategies for working with startups. Through BayStartUP, founders have contact opportunities to more than 280 listed business angels, over 100 institutional investors and financing from € 50,000 to € 6 million. Each year, BayStartUP’s investor network provides around EUR 50 million to startups, especially in the early stages. So far, more than 1,600 companies have emerged from the Bavarian business plan competitions. Today, they employ around 11,400 people and are generating sales of around € 1 billion. They have around 400 participant teams each year.


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