HAVE A PROMISING NOT-FOR-PROFIT IDEA?
>>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.
The next round of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. You have until March 2, 2023 to take part or make changes to your application.
How it works
Calling all entrepreneurs!
If you’re ready to launch an innovative not-for-profit startup, you can register for the 2023 edition of >>venture>>.
Register & submit your startup plan
Register here between November 1, 2022 and March 2, 2023, 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.
Deadline to apply: March 2, 2023.
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.
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
It’s a day of high stakes and suspense: both the final pitch and the Award Ceremony take place on the same day. Participants in the NPO track pitch to members of the >>venture>> Advisory Board who then rank the top 3 winners. The first, second and third place winners in the NPO track take home prizes of CHF 50’000, CHF 20’000 and CHF 10’000, 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 three overall track winners with cash prizes.