The BPW is the first business plan competition in Germany that introduced the subject of sustainability in every chapter of the business plan manual years ago. This means that all participants have to deal with sustainability in their business concept in a committed manner.
Appropriate seminars and supplementary webinars explain the basics. For the evaluation of the economic component, the entire business plan or the entire canvas model is considered.
Using specific evaluation criteria, our jury members devote themselves to sustainability and assess the implementation of your concept. In the third BPW phase, this evaluation is included in the preselection for the special sustainability award. Every concept that was submitted in the third phase and has achieved at least 50% of the maximum number of points - regardless of industry, product or service - is eligible for the special sustainability award. They therefore qualify automatically under these conditions.
At the end of the evaluation period, the concepts with the highest sustainability rating will be evaluated once again in a jury meeting of the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability. We receive three recommendations from the jury meeting and invite these three teams to the final pitch. The winning team will receive an award at the 3rd award ceremony.
You do not have to apply again for the special Sustainability Award.