Startup your business
You have a business idea and need a concept for your foundation? We offer an extensive support programme for founders in Berlin and Brandenburg - every year from October to July. Benefit from numerous seminars, workshops and networking events. More than 300 consultants will support you if you have any questions. Submit your business concept for evaluation, receive feedback from business experts and take your chance to win prize money. In each of the three competition phases, we will select the best concepts and choose the winning teams. We will award more than 50,000 euros in prize money over the whole competition. Our offers are free of charge. Register and select the offers you need for your startup. You can join the competition at any time. We are open for all industries, every idea is welcome.
You can register free of charge and use our services as you need it for your own business. You can take advantage of the events and consultations independently of the submission of a business concept.
BPW's services are possible with the support of our sponsors, who provide us with financial resources, know-how and personal commitment.
BPW is organised by Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB) and Unternehmensverbände Berlin-Brandenburg (UVB). The patrons of the BPW are the Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises of the State of Berlin and the Minister for Economics, Labour and Energy of the State of Brandenburg. In Brandenburg, the project is additionally supported by the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Energy and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
You probably know him: Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwig Freiherr Knigge and his writing about dealing with people. Rules for a good togetherness are not only essential in private life. A few tricks need to be taken into account in business life as well. Especially as a founder, good preparation, reliability and punctuality should play an important role. True to the golden rule: "Treat others the way you want them to treat you".
"In all aspects, success depends on the preparations." Take these word of Confucius to heart and show yourself well prepared for your appointments. Create a presentation, know your market and master your questions about financing confidently. Be prepared for questions and secure yourself with individual backup slides. Formulate your concept clearly and comprehensibly and be awa-re of what you want from your counterpart. Do research to know who you are dealing with. So nothing stands in the way of your pitch or your conversation with financiers, customers or partners.
Being on time:
Punctuality should be one of the most important aspects in your business world from now on. With your business partners, customers or team members, you should cultivate a respectful relationship and appear punctually at meetings, events or other appointments. Be respectful of your environment, which may be disturbed by your late arrival. As with reliability, unexpected delays can occur. However, you should call the other attendee to inform them that you are late.
You have made an appointment and something came up at short notice? If your schedule chan-ges, please remember to notify your counterparts, because they are making a certain amount of effort and are preparing themselves. Have respect for your counterparts and cancel appoint-ments that you cannot keep. At BPW, the registration and deregistration process is quite simple. Once you have logged in, click to register for your desired date. If you are unable to do so, you can also unsubscribe in this way. Alternatively, you can call us briefly, write an e-mail or contact us via the chat. Give us plan-ning security, because BPW also has to bear the costs of organising seminars, workshops and other events. In addition, you will give other participants the opportunity to take their spot and attend the event.
We can do a lot to improve our relationships with other people! We are looking forward to a joint BPW year 2022.