Swisscom StartUp Challenge

  • 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

06.04-21.05

Application

Apply with your innovation.
21.05-04.07

Selection

Swisscom and venturelab select the 10 most interesting start-ups from all applications.

05.07
Announcement of
the 10 finalists

30.07-10.08

Public Voting

Choose your favourite from the 10 finalists – and win a fantastic prize.
10.08

Pitch Training

Preparation for the final with venturelab.
14.08.

Pitch

The 10 finalists pitch to the jury.

14.08
Announcement of
the 5 winners

15.08.

Preparation

Getting ready for the trip to Silicon Valley.

21.10-26.10
Acceleration programme in
Silicon Valley




  

These are the winners of the Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2018! 



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AAAccell

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rovenso



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Dotphoton

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Exeon Analytics



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Sentifi




Swisscom StartUp Challenge Facts & Figures
since 2013

 

73m

CHF received from Swisscom Ventures and other investors

 

851

applications

 

 

50

finalists

 

26

winners

 

80%

of all finalists are still enjoying business success