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Swisscom StartUp Challenge

Swisscom StartUp Challenge – a unique opportunity for Swiss start-ups

Swisscom, in partnership with venturelab, is looking for high-tech start-ups – in particular in the fields of IT and telecommunications, Internet of Things, Big Data and FinTech – who want to conquer the world with their products or services. The five best applicants will win a business acceleration programme in Silicon Valley, as well as a chance of investment or collaboration with Swisscom. 

«Silicon Valley can be inspiring and overwhelming. It can help you understand what entrepreneurship is really about. In my opinion, there is nothing particularly special about the quality of people, ideas and innovation there. What is unique, is a tried and proven – I would say industrialised – method of turning a raw idea into a global successful business.»

Yosef Akhtman, CEO of Gamaya


The 2016 winners

The five winners have been chosen! Selecting them from over 200 applicants was not easy, but the jury has reached its decision. These five start-ups have beaten off the stiff competition and will fly to Silicon Valley for a week-long mentoring programme on 26 September.

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Impressions and statements from the jury pitch 2015.