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>>venture>> can connect you to the people and resources you need. Below, you can learn more about the competition process and what’s at stake.

Applications for the next edition will open in the fall of 2024. Meanwhile, we invite you to join us at the upcoming Award Ceremony on June 17 at ETH Zurich.

How it works

Calling all entrepreneurs!
If youre ready to launch an innovative social & environmental impact startup or nonprofit,

you can register for the 2024 edition of >>venture>>.

Register & submit your startup plan

Register here from October 1, 2023 to February 28, 2024, and follow our guidelines to craft the ultimate startup plan.

We will send you invitations to helpful workshops where you can make valuable connections and polish up your application.


Applications reviewed by our team of experts

Once the applications are in, our team of experts pores over the startup plan in search of the ten most compelling startup ideas. All applicants will receive personalized feedback.

Top 10 – Access to Mentorship

Make it to the top 10 this round and you’ll get to select your own mentors from our vast network of industry experts.

Pitch Training

All finalists can take advantage of our pitch training sessions with McKinsey & Company and investors. Learn more about the pitch trainers who helped our entrepreneurs in the last edition.

Top 10 – Pitch to our jury

The 10 finalists will have the chance to pitch their idea to an industry-specific jury consisting of seasoned investors and entrepreneurs. Jurors then select 3 winners to advance to the final round.

Top 3 – Final pitch and Award Ceremony

Its a day of high stakes and suspense: both the final pitch and the Award Ceremony take place on the same day. Participants in the Social & Environmental Impact vertical pitch to members of the >>venture>> Advisory Board who then rank the top 3 winners. The first, second and third place winners in this vertical take home prizes of CHF 50000, CHF 20000 and CHF 10000, respectively.

What’s at stake?

By entering into the >>venture>> competition, you are tapping into a rich network of industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs who are eager to impart their wisdom and help guide you along your startup journey. The top 10 finalists will have access to our mentor network for in-depth individualized feedback.
In addition to the chance to work with some of the best in Switzerland’s startup scene, >>venture>> will also provide the top three winners in this vertical with cash prizes.

1st:  CHF 50000
2nd: CHF 20
3rd: CHF 10

Learn How To Craft A Winning Startup Plan

Download our Playbook to find out how you can put together a winning startup plan.

Ready to venture forward?

Start your journey with us.

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