|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|
|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
April 8th to May 19th
May 20th to July 4th
Swisscom and venturelab select the 10 most interesting start-ups from all applications.
Preparation for the final with venturelab.
August 12th to August 22nd
Choose your favourite from the 10 finalists – and win a fantastic prize.
The 10 finalists pitch to the jury.
Getting ready for the trip to Silicon Valley.
October 20th to October 26th