Swisscom StartUp Challenge

Swisscom StartUp-Challenge 2019

The Swisscom StartUp Challenge is an exclusive opportunity for five Swiss tech start-ups to take part in a one-week Business Acceleration Programme in Silicon Valley. 30 companies have benefited from the Acceleration Programme over the last six years and Swisscom Ventures has invested in six of these start-ups.

The finalists will be announced on 5 July

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What the winners need

International scalability and a validated business model
Clear competitive advantage
Planned market launch or presence
An experienced and ambitious team
Particularly in the areas of AI, ICT, Fintech, blockchain, digital marketing, security, IOT, robotics or drones
Clear objectives for the trip to 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

Applications for 2019 have closed. The finalists will be announced on 5 July


StartUp Challenge 2019 timetable

April 8th to May 19th

Application

Apply with your innovation on swisscom.ch/challenge.

May 20th to July 4th

Selection

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

July 5th

Announcement of the 10 Finalists

August 9th

Pitch Training

Preparation for the final with venturelab.

August 12th to August 22nd

Public Voting

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

August 22nd

Pitch

The 10 finalists pitch to the jury.

August 22nd

Announcement of the 5 Winners

August 23rd

Preparation

Getting ready for the trip to Silicon Valley.

October 20th to October 26th

Accleration Programme in Silicon Valley






  

These are the winners of the Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2018! 



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