Academy: Your one stop shop for start-up knowledge

Our academy offers you free access to seminars and workshops, podcast episodes and handouts to advance your start-up.

What you will find in our academy

You want to start a business in Berlin or Brandenburg? Then you certainly have questions. Register on our platform and get access to events and contacts to experts who will give you valuable input for every start-up phase.

Learn. Know. Realise.

How do I approach the calculation of my business model as a founder? What mindset do I use for successful negotiations? And what is Lean Analytics? In seminars, workshops and forums you will receive knowledge and tips on all relevant start-up topics. Particularly practical for participants in the competition: The content is based on the various phases of the business plan and the segments of the Business Model Canvas model.

Find dates


In our seminars and workshops we discuss the chapters of the business plan in different formats and the segments of the Business Model Canvas. We also have other informative start-up topics. You can get an overview in our section Dates. We regularly update this overview and expand our offer.

Participation requirements

You need a BPW account, which you can create at any time free of charge. You can then register for our events and also cancel your registration if you are unable to attend.

Your dates will be displayed in your profile. If the places are taken because we only have limited capacities for workshops, please send us an email to and we will put you on the waiting list.


Together with various network partners, the BPW organises forums that are divided into the areas of law, taxation and financing.

Let's talk about your finances

At the Finance Forum, you can get to know the investors involved in BPW and find out in detail about financing and funding opportunities in the field of business start-ups in Berlin and Brandenburg. You can expect a mix of lectures, expert talks and pitches.

Law and order

In turn, the Legal Forum offers you informative lectures on current legal topics and questions about setting up a business in Berlin and Brandenburg, as well as networking opportunities. Experienced speakers will shed light on relevant start-up topics and give tips on how to implement your business idea in a legally sound manner.

What about your taxes?

Together with the Berlin Chamber of Tax Advisors and the Berlin-Brandenburg Association of Tax Advisors, we organise an annual tax forum. The experts give talks on selected topics that future entrepreneurs in Berlin and Brandenburg will have to deal with. Between the lectures, the tax advisors present will be available to answer your questions. In addition, the experts give advice on what is important when choosing a tax advisor and in which areas they can support you in order to avoid pitfalls at an early stage.

Our dates at a glance

Business succession @ BPW

A company has been built up over decades with heart and soul and then the day comes when entrepreneurs ask themselves the question of handing over the business. If there is no suitable successor within the family and the company, many companies look for an external successor.

For founders, business succession can be an alternative to starting a new business. In our academy, we would like to inform founders right from the start and give them an overview of which BPW institutions and partners can support them.

In seminars, experts address questions such as:

  •     Why succeed and not set up your own business?
  •     How long does the succession process take?
  •     What documents are needed?
  •     How do I prepare for a bank interview?

We will publish the seminars in our overview of our dates. You can also find more information in our manual.


In our seminars and workshops, we impart start-up knowledge in a compact form and give you initial impulses to write your business plan on your own or to develop your business model canvas. Our speakers go into detail on the chapters and segments. The handouts from the seminars will be made available to you afterwards. You can find all the handouts in the media center.

Here you can find the media center

Seminars, workshops, forums and start-up knowledge: This package is a valuable knowledge base for your start-up in Berlin or Brandenburg to create a sound and sustainable business plan or a business model canvas.

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