Start your business with us.

This competition is an open invitation to all students who have a business idea and want to develop it further. It promotes creativity, idea generation and entrepreneurship.

The program creates great opportunities for students in regards to funding, feedback and support for their business goals as well as exposure to the right audience. It is an opportunity to expand the network with potential partners and clients.

Eligibility: Any student, individually or as a team, from any university.

Benefits for Students
01

Grant funding for the winning business ideas

The 3 best projects, according to the jury, will receive a grant in the amount (max 5000 Eur).

02

Preferential loan conditions at Tirana Bank

Tirana Bank will evaluate for preferential lending for the best business idea-projects. The loan will be powered with the best conditions for financing the startups by students in Albania.

03

Partnership opportunities through investments

The best business ideas will have the opportunity to be exposed and receive potential investment from our Partners.

04

Networking Opportunities

Students will have feedback and networking opportunities with the business professionals, partners of B4Students.

05

Business Idea Training

Applicants will be trained in specific areas to develop their business ideas. Every participant will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the training.

The 3 best projects, according to the jury, will receive a grant in the amount (max 5000 Eur).

Tirana Bank will evaluate for preferential lending for the best business idea-projects. The loan will be powered with the best conditions for financing the startups by students in Albania.

The best business ideas will have the opportunity to be exposed and receive potential investment from our Partners.

Students will have feedback and networking opportunities with the business professionals, partners of B4Students.

Applicants will be trained in specific areas to develop their business ideas. Every participant will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the training.

2021
May & June
15 May - 31 June
July
1 - 7 July
8 - 14 July
August
15 July - 31 August

Call for applications

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Applications Screening
Jury screens the submitted applications and selects top applicants.
1st round of selection - Top Applicants Announced
Top selected applicants will be invited to be trained in the specific areas to develop their business ideas.

2nd round of selection Re-submission:
Top applicants review, re-submit and present their business ideas in front of the jury.

Finalization
Counseling and discussion with top selected applicants on funding opportunities.
Decision Making on funding opportunities and Funding Agreement.

Evaluation Criteria

Value created by the new product or service

Attractiveness of the market opportunity

Competitive advantage of the proposed business

Operational and technological viability

Capability of founder/s and management team

Capital requirements and financial forecast

Members of the Jury
Ervin Kajno
Matilda Shehu
Agim Fjolla
Apply now for Business Idea Competition