Apply For MassChallenge Switzerland For Free With The Code STARTUS2019

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Early-stage startups across all industries are invited to join MassChallenge Switzerland, the Swiss branch of the well known global Startup Accelerator. Apply by March 13th to benefit from world-class mentoring from 550+ industry experts, tailored programming, unrivalled access to 20+ corporate partners and up to CHF 1 million non-dilutive cash awards!

More Than An Accelerator

MassChallenge helps entrepreneurs solve the world’s biggest challenges. From creating the world’s first peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace to sustainable farming in shipping containers, to developing A.I. assisted smart eyewear for the blind & visually impaired, MassChallenge startups strive to solve the world’s most pressing problems and needs, making an impact one idea at a time.

No equity is taken, and through an annual multimillion dollar competition, startups are awarded non-dilutive cash awards, complemented by several in-kind prizes.

Thanks to its global network of accelerators and unrivalled access to more than 20 leading corporate partners, the MassChallenge Accelerator Program has a massive impact, assuring entrepreneurial growth and creating value the world over. The facts speak for themselves: to date 1975+ alumni have raised over $4.3 billion in funding, generated over $2.5 billion in revenue and created over 121.000 jobs.

MassChallenge Switzerland is the Swiss branch of the global organization, with 7 locations worldwide. Running on a yearly basis, the four months program accelerates the highest-impact, highest potential startups, by providing:

  • Unrivalled access to 20+ global corporate partners, totalling over CHF 250 billion in revenue
  • World class mentoring from 550+ experts and tailored programming in the spirit of a startup school
  • Free office space and the chance to win up to CHF 1 million in non-dilutive cash prizes and several other in-kind awards
  • Switzerland-specific support for entrepreneurs such as competitive regulations and tax system, easy access to the EU market, and strong trade links
  • Proven model: more than 65% of Finalists raise funds during or immediately after the program

Take Up The Challenge & Go Global!

MassChallenge Switzerland accepts applications from early-stage startups across all industries. If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue in the last 12 months, and you are set to make a big impact in your industry or in the world, you’re the kind of entrepreneur MassChallenge is looking for!

About 70 startups are selected to join MassChallenge Switzerland, on-site, for an intensive 4 months acceleration program. During this time frame, each startup receives mentorship from industry experts, daily workshops and the chance to interact with corporate partners such as BASF, Barry Callebaut, Bühler, GEA, Givaudan, Inartis Foundation, Nestlé, Südzucker, and Swiss Economic Forum, to name a few. Last but not least, the winners wrap up with a share of the award prize money & the in-kind awards.

As MassChallenge is a not-for-profit organization, focused on supporting early-stage startups, the accelerator program often serves as a “validator” or “first step” for other entrepreneurship programs, accelerators & incubators. That is why MassChallenge works collaboratively with other such programs & organizations, with the goal of building a connected community of entrepreneurial support.

So what are you waiting for? Stop dreaming and bring your ideas to life and to the world. Apply today at & use the code STARTUS2019 to get a 100% discount off the application fee!

Program For Agri/Food Tech Startups

The EIT Food Accelerator Network with MassChallenge is a multi-location accelerator that will support 50 high-impact food-space startups over a four month program. Selected startups will have access to a buffet of tools, connections, mentors and expertise to help them to succeed. At the end of the program, the best startups from all locations will be awarded with attractive financial prizes.

Program Benefits

Held in Germany, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, the EIT Food Accelerator Network with MassChallenge will make Europe the go-to innovation hub for the world’s most promising food space startups. At each location, startups will receive:

  • coaching and mentorship by leading food sector players and world-renowned academics with specialized knowledge and skills to develop food sector innovation
  • access to technology, pilot sites, and international markets
  • both a broad entrepreneurship curriculum and a food-focused syllabus, to equip food space startups with the knowledge they need to succeed
  • connections to potential investors and media outlets specialized in agri-food
  • co-working spaces where you can work alongside like-minded entrepreneurs
  • the opportunity to win up to 100k in financial support and cash-equivalent services (20k in equity-free cash, 20k in cash-equivalent services and/or 60k in SAFE warrants)

If you are an agri/food tech startup set to make a big impact on any part of the agriculture or food supply chain, if you have raised less than €500k in equity-based funding, generated less than €1M in revenue in the last 12 months, then don’t miss this tremendous opportunity!

Use the code STARTUS2019FOOD to apply for free at

And if your startup has slightly exceeded these guidelines (equityrevenue), we still recommend you to apply to the program.



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