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Have an idea that can change the world?

If it’s humanly possible, we will help you get it done! MassChallenge Switzerland, the most friendly startup accelerator on the planet, was launched one year ago. Our mission: identify, select, and accelerate the most promising startups in the world for a period of 4 months. A cash prize of up to 1 million Swiss francs is split between the most disruptive and highest impact startups.
Want to get involved? Here are the three next steps you have to take with MassChallenge Switzerland:


  1. ENGAGE: Register your startup now
  2. APPLY: Tell us about your business using our online form. Applications open February 7th.
  3. PITCH: Applications are judged first online by expert judges from around the world in April. Then, in May, the top startups will pitch to a panel of judges to secure a place in the 2017 Switzerland programme.

Here’s what to expect if you get accepted into the 2017 accelerator programme:  

CO-WORKING SPACE: 4 months of free office space in our office located in Lausanne.

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMME: Our accelerator programme runs from June to October. We offer workshops, events, mentoring & office hours to build your business insight within marketing, sales, pitching, finance, finding a co-founder, & more.

ACCESS TO A GLOBAL NETWORK: MassChallenge has programmes in Boston, UK, Israel, Switzerland and Mexico. You have access to partners and mentors in all locations. 

TOP CORPORATE BACKING: MassChallenge and our startups are supported by many of the world’s top companies such as Microsoft, PepsiCo, IBM, VISA, Unilever, Cisco, Pfizer & Bose. Some Swiss partners include Nestlé, Bühler, Givaudan, GEA, Swiss Economic Forum, Inartis Foundation, and Barry Callebaut.

ZERO EQUITY CASH PRIZES: We hold a competition to award startups in the group with a share of up to CHF 1 million, no equity taken. 

FOR EVERYONE: Anyone can apply. Whether you have a team hard at work making your idea a reality, or you’re a solo founder, we want to meet you!

Applications opened on February 7th and will close March 29th. Don’t miss out register now.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at conciergech@masschallenge.org or come visit us at Chemin du Closel 5 in Renens, Lausanne with a rendez-vous Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.