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JOIN THE COMPETITION

Have a promising business 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.  

Download our E-book to find out how you can put together a winning business case.
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Do you have an idea in one of the following 5 industry verticals?
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Finance
& Insurance
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Health &
Nutrition
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ICT
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Industrials &
Engineering
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Retail &
Consumer Services
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HOW IT WORKS

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Calling all entrepreneurs! If you're ready to launch a startup in one of five sectors – health care & nutrition, industrials & engineering, retail & consumer services, ICT or finance & insurance – you can register for the 2022 edition of >>venture>>. Here you can find the guidelines for crafting the ultimate business case. We will send you invitations to helpful workshops where you can make connections and polish your application.

Do you have an idea in one of the following 5 industry verticals?

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

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Make it to the top 10 this round in your vertical and you'll get your own mentor(s) and the chance to be selected for participation in the Audience Award.

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 last edition.

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The 50 finalists will have the chance to pitch their idea to an industry specialist jury consisting of seasoned investors and entrepreneurs. Jurors then select 15 winners– three teams per vertical – to advance to the final round and compete for the grand prize of CHF 100,000.

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Top 15 - 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. First there's the ranking round: five industry-specific juries consisting of members of the >>venture>> Advisory Board meet and rank the finalists in each category. The first, second and third place winners take home prizes of CHF 50,000, CHF 20,000 and CHF 10,000, respectively. The five first-place winners then go head-to-head and pitch to the entire Advisory Board for a chance to win an additional CHF 100,000.

Think You Have All It Takes?

You probably do a lot of pitching already, so let us pitch you. Take the next minute to learn about the >>venture>> competition and why you should dare to venture forward with us.

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Ready to venture forward?

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