Your startup is “Ready to Invest”? Then apply for the bwcon #CyberOne Hightech Award

Your Investment Readiness Level (IRL) is the access to the M4M Accelerator Programme, which offers you the opportunity to improve specific aspects of investment readiness.

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Therefore your SME is well prepared to participate in the business plan competition of M4M-partner Baden-Württemberg: connected (bwcon). Here you can present your innovation to a jury of experts and a broad audience from the hightech industry.

For the 25th time, the renowned CyberOne Hightech Award will be awarded to innovative SMEs from the sectors of industrial technologies, life science & health care and ICT & media and creative industries. Applications are open to teams from the three sectors who are no more than five years old and are based in Baden-Württemberg, Germany or intend to set up a business there. A high-profile jury will nominate nine finalist teams from all submissions, who will receive prizes valued at €100,000.

What are the advantages of participating in this type of competition?

  • Feedback: Participants receive valuable feedback from judges and other subject matter experts, allowing them to improve their business model and make it more viable.
  • Visibility: Participating in a business model competition can be a great way to increase the visibility of your company or business idea by presenting it to a larger and potentially interested audience.
  • Learning: Preparing for a business model competition involves in-depth research and rigorous analysis of the market, competition, and opportunities, which can be a great learning opportunity.
  • Networking: Business model competitions often attract influential people in the business world, which can be an opportunity to meet potential partners, mentors, or investors.
  • Prizes: Many business model competitions offer cash or in-kind prizes, which can be a great financial help to participants and their business.