It’s been 25 years since we first started helping innovative entrepreneurs take off on their business journeys. We’re proud that we’ve grown into the leading startup competition in Switzerland.
Over the past 25 years, we’ve collaborated with some of the best-in-class industry experts across various fields. This network is what makes >>venture>> one of the best programs in the country for early-stage startups. And it’s precisely the access to our exclusive network that we’re gifting 25 startups for our 25th anniversary.
We’re calling it the Early Bird Offer.
Any startup that uploads their business case onto www.venture.ch by February 6, 2022 (that’s 25 days before the official deadline) will automatically get a chance to be amongst the 25 selected startups who will win access to our mentorship program with our industry experts!
Our mentorship program is normally reserved only for our Finalists. However, for this year only, we’re opening it up to an additional 25 startups outside of our Finalists.
Sounds great, right? But we’re sure you’re wondering what the fine print is. Fair enough, you’re an entrepreneur! Let’s get into it:
By registering and uploading your business case by February 6, 2022, you are automatically included in the selection process to win access to our mentorship program.
If you upload your business case by February 6, 2022, you can still modify it after the Early Bird Offer deadline. You have until March 3, 2022 (the official deadline), to submit the final version of your application.
The 25 winners will be selected by the >>venture>> team and select jury members on the basis of the following criteria: Innovation, Market, Technology/Product, Business Model, and Team. These criteria are no different from the major evaluation points for the competition.
To learn more about our evaluation criteria, check out our downloadable playbook.
Only startups who don’t qualify as a Finalist will be considered for the Early Bird Offer because as a Finalist, you will already receive mentorship as a prize.
Now it’s up to you. As they say, the early bird gets the worm! Polish up your pitch deck and register on www.venture.ch/participate to upload your business case.
Early Bird Offer deadline: February 6, 2022, 23h59.
2022 Application Deadline: March 3, 2022, 23h59.