The various BPW event formats are a core offer. Make contacts and build up your own business network. Deepen your knowledge in the areas of law, taxes and finance - our forums offer the ideal framework.
With BPW Health Connect and BPW Energy & Mobility Connect, we delve into the individual sectors. Exchange ideas with the experts. Pitch your own idea and meet other founders.
The BPW contact nights actively support you in your search for suitable discussion partners. At our award ceremonies we select the winning teams of the competition. Current dates can be found in our calendar.
Three deadlines - three chances to win! Submit a concept to BPW and receive well-founded feedback in three phases. Optimise your business concept to successfully start your own business.
From the idea to the concept: In three phases you can submit a business concept for evaluation and receive feedback from the BPW jury members. Based on the feedback, you can optimise the concept step by step.
Deadlines for BPW 2022
1st deadline: 23 November 2021
2nd deadline: 15 February 2022
3rd deadline: 10 May 2022
We will activate the upload area approximately two weeks before each deadline and send you explanations of the upload process. You will then have until midnight on the respective deadline to upload your concept and take part in the competition.
Three contact evenings take place in each BPW year. We organize the central networking event in various Berlin locations with premium BPW partners. In a relaxed atmosphere you can meet numerous experts from the start-up scene. Make initial contacts, ask burning questions or delve into specific topics. Our meeting point will help you find a suitable network partner from the various sectors. With the help of a photo and business card you can find and get to know your contact person at this event. The Teambörse also gives you the opportunity to meet other founders and expand your team. You can register for the contact evenings free of charge. Take a look at our calendar.
1st contact evening: 18 November 2021
2nd contact evening: 10 February 2022
3rd contact evening: 05 May 2022
A further highlight of the BPW-year are the award ceremonies that take place in each of the three competition phases. On this day, the top teams will be awarded.
In the third phase of the competition, the most active universities in Berlin and Brandenburg in terms of start-ups are also determined and are awarded the prize "Ideenschmiede". At the 3rd award ceremony we also award the special prize for sustainability.
The three award ceremonies will take place in alternating locations in Berlin and Brandenburg. You are cordially invited to attend this event highlight free of charge to celebrate with the award winners and to get in touch with the BPW network.
1st award ceremony: 27 January 2022
2nd award ceremony: 7 April 2022
3rd award ceremony: 6 July 2022
Together with various premium partners and partners, BPW organises thematic forums that you can attend free of charge. The forums are divided into the following areas: Law, Taxes and Finance.
The legal forum offers you the opportunity to find out about various legal issues relating to setting up a business.
Together with the Chamber of Tax Advisors and the Association of Tax Advisors Berlin-Brandenburg, we organise the Tax Forum twice a year. A comprehensive overview of the important tax aspects of setting up and running a business is given.
At the Finance Forum you can meet investors from Berlin and Brandenburg and get detailed information about financing and funding opportunities. For this purpose, BPW organises discussion rounds and lectures compactly in one afternoon on the premises of the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg or digitally.
Legal Forum: 24 February 2022
Finance Forum: 9 March 2022
1st Tax Forum: 27 April 2022
2nd Tax Forum: 28 April 2022
Energy & Mobility Connect
"If something is important enough to you, you do it, even if the odds are against you." (Elon Musk; visionary, inventor, entrepreneur in the energy and mobility sector)
The move away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is as much a part of the current political and social debate as the current upheaval in the mobility sector. Courageous founders with innovative ideas are needed to help shape this cross-industry transformation.
Together with our partners InnoEnergy GmbH, Siemens AG, WISTA Management GmbH, EY and EDF, we are therefore focusing on energy and mobility in our popular BPW Connect series. In addition to cutting-edge input from industry experts, visitors can expect a pitch competition with the chance to win the EMC Award (Energy & Mobility Connect Award).
Date: 02.09.2021 - Further information
Pitch me! The pitch preparation
The Pitch Me! event series takes place regularly in cooperation with the IHK Berlin.
Start-ups have the opportunity to test their (investor) pitch in front of an audience and an experienced jury of experts. The visitors can learn from the pitches of other Berlin start-ups and from the professional feedback of the jury.
The focus of our expert jury is on the following topics:
Appearance and presentation skills
At a final get-together there will be further opportunity to exchange ideas with all participants and to receive feedback.
16 November 2021
3 March 2022
19 May 2022