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Awards & Accelerator Programs

A large number of startup programs in Switzerland support the best entrepreneurial talents. Together with successful founders, leading academic and industry partners, they bring the best startups to success.

>>venture>> is Switzerland’s leading and largest annual startup competition co-organized by ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company, Knecht Holding, Innosuisse, and EPFL. Established in 1997, it...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Zürich

BaseLaunch partners with scientists and entrepreneurs to help launch and grow exceptional biotech ventures from inception to Series A funding. BaseLaunch actively aims to build...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Basel

It is the perfect place for professionals to meet likeminded people and build a tech-startup from scratch. Profit from Bluelion’s well-curated network of industry experts...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Zürich

genisuisse is a non-profit organization that offers a free 3-year coaching for innovative start-up companies. We are industry independent and also support companies with innovations...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Frauenfeld

For almost a decade now, the initiative SEF.Growth, as an initiative from the NZZ Connect AG, has been supporting start-ups through tricky phases, providing tailored...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Gwatt (Thun)

The Swiss AI Award honours the most promising and innovative AI start-ups from across Switzerland. A dedicated jury assesses the business potential as well as...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Zug

The Swiss Economic Award is most important prize for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland. It is presented yearly sind 1998.  The best start-ups in the categories...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Gwatt (Thun)

The Swiss Medtech Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the Swiss medical technology industry. Candidates from the fields of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship are invited to...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Bern

Innovations are a key driver of the Swiss economy. They ensure our prosperity. The presentation of the Swiss Technology Award supports and promotes this culture...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Gwatt (Thun)

The TOP 100 Swiss Startups started in 2011 and has become a benchmark in Switzerland to discover the most promising deeptech startups. The platform comprises...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Schlieren

The philanthropic initiative Venture Kick provides up to CHF 150,000 in seed funding to Swiss startups. In addition, it offers a well-structured entrepreneurial path towards...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Schlieren

The Venture Leaders—the members of the Swiss National Startup Team—have a clear goal: They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Schlieren

The W.A. de Vigier Award is the oldest prize for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland and, with annual prize money of up to CHF 600,000 (six...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Solothurn

The Pionierpreis, which is awarded by Zürcher Kantonalbank and Technopark Zürich, recognizes the commitment and risk-taking of start-ups and honours a particularly exciting and promising...

 Awards & Accelerator Programs /  Zürich