We're excited to share the news that the finalists for our annual startup competition have been selected! After several weeks of rigorous evaluation, our jurors have narrowed down the field to 61 promising startups across a variety of industries and sectors. We're thrilled to have received so many high-quality submissions and grateful to all the entrepreneurs who participated in this year's competition.
With 336 applications received, our jurors had their work cut out for them. Each startup was evaluated on its innovation, potential impact on the industry and society as a whole, and other grading criteria specific to each track. We're incredibly proud of the dedication and hard work our jurors put into this process, and we're confident that the selected finalists represent some of the most exciting and innovative startups in Switzerland.
This year, we're proud to introduce a new NPO track, which has attracted a significant number of applicants. As a result, we've expanded the number of finalists to 60, up from 50 in previous years. We believe that this track will be an essential addition to our competition and provide much-needed support and recognition to nonprofits that are creating a positive impact in our communities.
So without further ado, please meet the 2023 >>venture>> Finalists!
If you're interested in learning more about the selected startups, check out our website for more information: https://www.venture.ch/finalists-2023
They will now advance to the next round, where they will receive pitch training and mentorship from leading experts in their respective fields. The competition will culminate in the selection of three winners per industry vertical, who will receive funding and ongoing support to help them realize their vision and grow their business.
We want to extend our congratulations to all the finalists and thank all the participants for their hard work and dedication. Your passion and commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship are truly inspiring, and we look forward to seeing your businesses grow and thrive in the years ahead.
Stay tuned for more updates on the competition, and we hope to see you at the Award Ceremony on June, 26!