In 2018, the Swisscom StartUp Challenge is taking place for the 6th consecutive year. It offers Swiss high-tech start-ups in the early and extension stage with international growth ambitions an exclusive opportunity to take part in a business acceleration programme in Silicon Valley.
Benefits for the winners
|Pitch training to prepare for the trip|
|One-week business acceleration programme – tailored to the start-up’s specific objectives.|
|Learn from the personal experiences of top entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and tech companies from Silicon Valley|
|Further development of marketing and sales skills|
|Mentoring and challenging by Swisscom and venturelab experts|
|Evaluation of business cooperation with Swisscom and investment from Swisscom Ventures|
StartUp Challenge 2018 timetable
|Apply with your innovation.
|Swisscom and venturelab select the 10 most interesting start-ups from all applications.
the 10 finalists
|Choose your favourite from the 10 finalists – and win a fantastic prize.|
|Preparation for the final with venturelab.
|The 10 finalists pitch to the jury.
the 5 winners
|Getting ready for the trip to Silicon Valley.
Acceleration programme in
Swisscom StartUp Challenge Facts & Figures
CHF received from Swisscom Ventures and other investors
of all finalists are still enjoying business success