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>>venture>> jurors play a fundamental role in the competition, and through their choices and evaluations, help shape the Swiss startup scene.

Here is a look at the process, what we are looking for in a juror, and what to expect as a jury member.


Jury round 1

In round one, the jurors whittle down the startups to 10 finalists per vertical/track on our secure platform.

All participants - regardless of their ranking - receive feedback in the form of evaluation scores and written comments.


Jury round 2


Who can become a juror?

Jurors must have a solid understanding of business planning, a feeling for innovative concepts and be familiar with the startup scene. Typically, >>venture>> jurors possess a combination of the following experience and knowledge:

What you get

Access to exclusive networking events
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Juror responsibilities


We are asking for your industry expertise to:

  • read through an average of 4 - 6 submissions online, on our secure Awards Platform

  • grade the submissions and give written feedback following the criteria we provide. We will send you detailed instructions a couple of weeks prior to the judging period.

  • Time: it takes approx. 1 - 1.5 hours to evaluate each plan.

  • Availability: between March 15 - March 29, 2023

  • Pro Bono activity

How to apply

If you are interested in joining as a juror for round 1, and you are available in the period listed above, please fill out the form below.

Useful Resources: - Tutorial video


  • who else is in the jury

  • what kind of visibility do I get?

  • how can I get in touch with startups directly

  • how can I become a mentor?

  • is the evaluation anonymous?

  • what is the minimum number of plans I need to evaluate?

  • Do I get paid?

  • How much time does it take? How much time per startup plan?

  • Do I evaluate solely on the submission or should I get in touch with the startup?

  • Can I meet other jurors?

  • How much feedback should I give?

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