Register free of charge and use our offers as you need them for your project. You can take advantage of the seminars and consultations independently of the submission of a business concept.
In the event calendar we publish seminars, workshops, forums and other events, which you can then book online.
After successful registration you can register for the events with one click. Please also use this simple function if you are no longer able to attend an event. This will give other interested parties the opportunity to attend the event.
In your profile you can make your consultation request via an online form. We check your request and select a suitable consultant and forward your request. If we receive a confirmation, we will send you the contact details and you will make a personal appointment.
Three phases, three possibilities to receive feedback and win prize money. You can submit your concept at any stage, as a business plan and/or a business model canvas. The concept needs to be received by midnight on the respective deadline and should contain the required chapters. After the deadline two jurors will receive your concept for evaluation. The concept will be reviewed on the basis of defined criteria and provided with hints, tips and comments.
The following criteria should be met for participation in the competition:
Your company is planned to be founded in Berlin and/or Brandenburg.
If your company already exists, it was founded no more than 12 months before the start of the BPW year (October 2018).
You are building up a new business field or have taken over your company as a successor.
The business concept was created by the team members themselves (no preparation by management consultants etc.)
Your concept must reach us by midnight on the respective deadline and should contain the required chapters.
The best concepts resulting from the judges' evaluations will be awarded prize money in each phase. In all, we will award more than 50,000 euros in the three phases.
In our manual we describe the procedure, the conditions of participation and further information in detail.
Conditions for participation
Participation including all services and offers is free of charge!
There are no obligations for you to participate; you are not entitled to any prize money.
We welcome any idea, regardless of the industry in which your business idea is located, and whether it is a start-up or a business succession.
You register free of charge and book the seminars, workshops, forums and networking events online and manage your appointments. In addition, you can send us your requests for advice. All offers can be used independently of participation in the competition.
You have the opportunity to submit your business concept in the three competition phases and participate in the competition. Please note the deadlines for your participation. They are the final deadline for your submission.
It is really easy to take part. The following criteria need to be fulfilled:
The foundation of your company is planned or has taken place in Berlin and/or Brandenburg.
If your company already exists, it was founded no more than 12 months before the start of the BPW year (October 2017).
Your company already exists, but you are building up a further business area or the company has been taken over as part of a succession? In this case, participation is possible.
The business concept was created by the team members themselves (no creation by management consultants etc.).