Start your business.

The third edition of the Business Idea Competition is an open invitation to all students who have a business idea and want to develop it further, as a team or individually, with B4Students’ support.

Participants have the opportunity to receive a grant of up to 5000 Euros for starting a business, preferential terms lending in partnership with Tirana Bank, tailor-made training programs delivered by business professionals, 6 months of mentoring by B4Students experts, as well as partnership opportunities with BALFIN Group.

Next step? Submission of the business idea.

The last day to apply is March 2024

For more information about the competition (click here)

Benefits for Students
01

Grant for winning business ideas

3 of the applicants with the best business ideas, evaluated by the Jury, will receive dedicated funding up to 5 thousand Euros for starting the activity.

02

6 months mentoring by industry experts

Winners will be provided with personalized mentoring based on their identified needs for market entry and business development.

03

Tailor-made trainings on skills development

All applicants are invited to trainings on topics such as: design thinking, market research, marketing and sales, business plan development and presentation.

04

Preferential terms lending opportunity

Interested applicants will have the opportunity to apply for preferential terms lending in Tirana Bank, in partnership with B4Students.

05

Partnership opportunities

All applicants have the opportunity to be exposed to B4Students's partner business network and secure collaboration and investment.

3 of the applicants with the best business ideas, evaluated by the Jury, will receive dedicated funding up to 5 thousand Euros for starting the activity.

Winners will be provided with personalized mentoring based on their identified needs for market entry and business development.

All applicants are invited to trainings on topics such as: design thinking, market research, marketing and sales, business plan development and presentation.

Interested applicants will have the opportunity to apply for preferential terms lending in Tirana Bank, in partnership with B4Students.

All applicants have the opportunity to be exposed to B4Students's partner business network and secure collaboration and investment.

2022
May & June
September 2nd - November 11th
July
November 12th - November 14th
November 17th - November 18th
August
November 19th - November 24th

Call for applications: Students are invited to submit their business idea on B4Students website.

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Evaluation of applications:
The jury evaluates the applications and selects those who qualify for the training phase.
Selected applicants are invited to participate in the training program in order to structure the idea in the form of a Business Plan.
The document must be emailed to hello@b4students.com by November 16st.

Re-evaluation of applications: The jury evaluates the Business Plans and selects up to 12 finalists for the 'Demo Day'. At this event, the jury announces the best business ideas.

The winners announced in 'Demo Day' are invited to the meeting to conclude the funding agreement for the grant from B4Students, with the support of the BALFIN Group.

Evaluation Criteria

Value created by the product or service

Potential and attractiveness of the target market

Competitive advantage of the proposed business

Operational and technological sustainability

Knowledge and skills of the founder and team

Capital requirements and financial planning

Members of the Jury
Ervin Kajno
Matilda Shehu
Agim Fjolla
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