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Switzerland's leading startup competition opens January 28, 2019.

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Shape the companies of tomorrow

Ready to turn your innovative business idea into reality? Then you're a perfect match for >>venture>>, an annual competition that supports startups in three verticals: health care & nutrition, hardware and software & services. Starting January 28, 2019, we open our competition and invite you to attend our workshops, make connections in the Swiss startup scene and access our coaching and mentor network. Polish up your pitch deck and submit by April 11, 2019 for the chance of a lifetime.

What >>venture>> offers


Make your startup dreams a reality with up to CHF 150,000 in cash prizes and a business consulting package from McKinsey & Company.


Connect with mentors and get expert feedback. Make valuable contacts that will shape your future and get your business off the ground.


Become part of Switzerland's startup ecosystem and make a name for your future company. Competition winners also enjoy valuable media exposure.

>>venture>> workshops

>>venture>> Kickoff

The best way to kickstart your >>venture>> application. Meet alumni, get introduced to the competition, and ask your burning questions at our Q&A session.


Intellectual Property

From patents to trademarks, learn all about IP and how to protect your future company's intangible assets. Two-part workshop by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.


Draft Feedback

You're almost there: Use this valuable opportunity to have the final draft of your application reviewed by our team of experts and seasoned entrepreneurs before submitting.

Registration opens January 28, 2019.

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