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Shape the companies of tomorrow

Ready to turn your innovative business idea into reality? Then you're a perfect match for >>venture>>, an annual competition that supports startups in five verticals: health care & nutrition, industrials & engineering, retail & consumer services, ICT, and finance & insurance. Awarding over half a million Swiss francs each year, we open our competition and invite you to attend our workshops, make connections in the Swiss startup scene and access our coaching and mentor network. We are currently accepting applications for our 2020 competition, so polish up your pitch deck and join >>venture>> for the chance of a lifetime. Register and submit your business case between October 1, 2019 and the submission deadline of March 26, 2020.

What >>venture>> offers


Make your startup dreams a reality with up to CHF 150,000 in cash and a business consulting package from McKinsey & Company.


Connect with mentors and get expert feedback. Make valuable contacts that will shape your future and get your business off the ground.


Become part of Switzerland's startup ecosystem and make a name for your future company. Competition winners also enjoy valuable media exposure.

Our Events

Introduction to Intellectual Property

From patents to trademarks, learn all about IP and how to protect your future company's intangible assets. First of a two-part workshop by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

Register below.

Lausanne, February 25, 2020

Zürich, February 27, 2020

Draft Feedback: One-on-One Workshop

Have your business case reviewed by our jury members before submitting your application to >>venture>>. This is your last chance to ask all your burning questions to an industry expert!

Register below.

Zürich: March 3, 2020

Lausanne: March 5, 2020

Intellectual Property: Patent Search

Take a deep dive into the subjects from the previous IP seminar. The Swiss IPI will help you conduct a patent search and perform a "freedom to operate" analysis for your business idea.

Register below.

Zürich: March 17, 2020 

Lausanne: March 19, 2020 

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