Based on the same proven model as the MassChallenge Boston and MassChallenge UK accelerator programmes, MassChallenge Switzerland launched in February 2016.

Switzerland is a well-established leader for innovation and industry.

An accelerator in Switzerland that is connected with our other global hubs will dramatically expand the open innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Switzerland, as well as greatly enhance the MassChallenge network in Europe.

MassChallenge Switzerland 2016
Semifinalist Pitch Practice Workshop

On Saturday, May 7 (at 3 PM), we invite our Semifinalist startups to Campus Biotech in Geneva to prep for Round 2 Judging:

  • Introduction to Round 2 judging (format, equipment, logistics).
  • « Best pitching practices » by Tiki4 (15 min & QA).
  • Former alumni/experienced start-ups pitch live on stage: Emile de Rijk from Swissto12 and Taha Bawa from Goodwall - judges give live feedback.
  • The participation in this workshop is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

To register for this session, please send an e-mail to ka@masschallenge.org.



Switzerland was selected based on the strength of the ecosystem to support entrepreneurs, especially in terms of access to innovative enterprises and expertise in many advanced areas of technology and manufacturing.


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2016 Key Dates

Switzerland Launch – February 10th

Round 1 Judging – April 2016

Semi-Finalists Announced - Late April 2016

Round 2 Judging – Early May 2016

Finalists Announced – May 2016

Accelerate Finalists – June – October 2016

Final Judging – Mid-October 2016

Awards Ceremony – Late October 2016

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