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.
Development of a device for the diagnosis and monitoring of eye diseases such as cataracts at home, in pharmacies, retirement homes and at family doctors
Medical platform for real-time monitoring of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk
Get involved, engage and network – effectively and value-adding. Peng, the social initiative for a stronger future.
Advertising through product placement and sponsered content in games
Use of pharmacogenetic diagnostics to prevent medication errors
App for challenges among friends in the field of sports, nutrition, personal development, environmentally friendly behavior, etc. Business model with “Sponsored Challenges”
To simplify the selection of specialty coffees and to deliver fresh, matching coffee directly from the roasting house to each customer.
Web and mobile application that enables private investors to automate recurring investment in digital assets
WanderGespräche offers guided theme walks in Switzerland via smartphone. The goal is to bring people back to the fresh air again and thereby make them have exciting discussions.
Seline von Bergen
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.
Private Equity Expert
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.
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.
Co-founder & Partner
Arven Partners LLC
With the new innovative tutoring by Teachy/SOS Nachhilfe, you will learn with your optimally selected teacher in an interactive and a personalised manner. And this around the clock, around the entire globe. The new iPad Pros and ingenious software are used, which make it possible to work together live on one sheet. The use of pedagogical teaching methods results in a new learning experience that is second to none!
Winning the BBCW was the kickoff for our first learning studio in Bern. We could broad our network at the BBCW Award Ceremony and therefore acquire attractive partners and customers. – Christian von Olnhausen, Founder & CEO
Many children dream of their own tree house. The team at meinBaumhaus offers the construction of tree houses as a service as parents hardly have the time and the corresponding expertise. The scope of services is possible in 3 different modules: The exclusive delivery of the construction and material plans, the provision of the platform (subsequent completion by the customer) as well as the entire erection of the in-house standard tree house.
“We could use the BBCW and the professional support we have got as a springboard for our business. Still today, we profit from contacts and developments which where formed during the BBCW” — Luc und Florian, meinBaumhaus
Certus diagnostics ag enables a fast, reliable and cost effective diagnosis of pathogens (e.g. bacteria, viruses, etc.) using a novel molecular amplification procedure. The use of this technology is setting new standards in patient care and implementing a paradigm shift in infectious disease control.
Pyrolysis is considered to be a favourable holistic and environmentally friendly recycling method for organic waste. The end products, vegetable coal, crude oil and heat, can be further consumed in different areas (e.g. agriculture, refineries, energy producers). This is precisely why bio-alternative pyrolysis technology is interesting for anyone who works with organic waste (from farmers to urban recycling yards). In addition to the production of their BA machine, the team also offers different courses, such as in Terra Preta manufacturing, the solution to making degraded land fertile again in a natural way with CO2 sequestration in the soil at the same time.
SwissShrimp aims at being the first shrimp farm in Switzerland and being the first supplier to market fresh shrimps ‘made in Switzerland’. Production takes place in a salt water recirculating system, with the required heat coming from a nearby industrial plant.