Since 2005, the American German Business Club has been running the Best Business Plan competition for high schools students across Berlin and Brandenburg. The primary goals of the Best Business Plan competition are to promote entrepreneurship, to help students develop valuable business planning skills, to inspire risk taking and to encourage students to think concretely about their future in business.
The rise in the number of students participating in the competition in recent years confirms the growing interest from businesses, schools and parents in supporting young people in Berlin and Brandenburg to get a head start for their future career.
The aim of the competition is to encourage business awareness, enterprise and initiative. By producing a workable business plan, students will:
The competition is open all students between the ages of 15-20, currently enrolled in a Berlin or Brandenburg school.
Students may either work alone or in teams of up to four members and are encouraged to seek advice and input from outside sources.
The final business plan must be the original work of the student or team and can be written in English or German. It should follow a standard business plan format, for which templates are readily available through the AGBC-Berlin and on the Internet. Those students who make it to the final round will have the opportunity to present their business plans to an expert jury made up of entrepreneurs, business academics and economic policy experts. These presentations are the finalists' opportunity to convince the panel that their plan will succeed.
This project is financed through the generous support of sponsors within AGBC-Berlin e.V. as well as private individuals and businesses in Berlin and Brandenburg.
The Berlin Senate Administration for Education & Science encourages all schools to have their students participate in our Best Business Plan competition.
The Berlin Senate Administration for Education & Science encourages schools to have their students participate in our Best Business Plan competition.
For more information without obligation or to register for the competition, contact: Udo von Massenbach, President AGBC-Berlin