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4th Bernese Business Creation Competition

Do you have a promising business idea? Your participation in the 4th Bernese Business Creation Competition will bring you one step closer to your own company! Qualifying in the first round will give you access to coaches, exclusive workshops and a valuable network. You will develop your idea into a business model and write your (first) business plan with professional support. The jury assesses the business plan and the best five teams/persons are given the opportunity to present their business model to the audience and jury at the BBCW award. The best three business models reaching the final round will be awarded prize money not exceeding a total amount of CHF 18,000.


Participation in the competition is free and open to individuals or teams residing in Switzerland
Registration deadline: 11 January 2019 – limited number of places!

BBCW Process

Success stories

Press reports

Pressebericht Berner Zeitung
Pressebericht Bieler Tagblatt



With evidence of their achievement with their own business activities and public commitment, a prestigious jury of well-known personalities from the business community, independently assessed the business ideas and models of the participating teams. The jury assessed the quality and potential of the business idea or business model in both the first (elevator pitch) and second (BBCW award ceremony) evaluation rounds.

Daniel Bloch

Jurymitglied Daniel Bloch

Co-owner & Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chocolats Camillie Bloch SA

Nicole Loeb

Jurymitglied Nicole Loeb

Owner & Member of the Board of Directors
Loeb AG

Andrea B. Roch

Andrea B. Roch

Initiator and Advisory Board Member
Entrepreneur Club

Philippe Stüdi

Philipp Stuedi

Private Equity Investor


With many years of practical experience and a strong connection to entrepreneurship, experts support the participating teams in the form of coaching in tandem. They not only support the teams in the development of the business model, but also offer assistance in preparing the business plan.

Prof. Dr. Artur Baldauf

Prof. Dr. Artur Baldauf

Director Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Universität Bern
Entrepreneurship Center

Prof. Aron Braun

Coach Aron Braun

Berner Fachhochschule
Entrepreneur / Business Angel

Marcela Garcia Freire

Coach Marcela Garcia Freire

Senior Consultant

Matthias Strazza

Matthias Strazza

Innovation Manager
Post Fiance AG

Prof. Dr. Kim Tokarski

Kim Tokarski

Head Continuing Education Business
Berner Fachhochschule


The participants receive additional support from our experts. Thanks to their broad and specialised experience, they can impart knowledge in a targeted manner and further support the participants through their specific network.

Sponsors & Partner

Gold Sponsors

Standortförderung Kanton Bern


CSL Behring
Handels- und Industrieverein


Berner Fachhochschule (BFH)
be advanced
Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne
Impact Hub Bern
Creative Hub
Swiss Economic Forum (SEF)