MassChallenge Announces Partnership with Georg Fischer

GF is joining the MassChallenge initiative, gaining access to top start-ups in Switzerland to develop innovative business models, products, and services.

MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge’s global network of innovators, today announces its partnership with the industrial company Georg Fischer, Schaffhausen, a world leading manufacturer in piping systems, casting components and machine tools, present in over 30 countries. 

“We are delighted to join efforts with MassChallenge and kick-start yet another initiative that brings us closer to new talent, and new ideas,” said Andreas Müller, GF CEO. “GF has traditionally supported young entrepreneurs and start-ups in their quest to grow their business and create impact. Their innovative drive, leaner infrastructure and agility are a perfect match for a company like ours.” 

GF is currently running several mentoring projects with start-ups and academia, including a pilot program with the Zurich-based ETH, allowing students to work on real business cases in strategy, innovation, and leadership. 

“GF is the ideal partner for MassChallenge Switzerland, thanks to its track record as an industrial group addressing long-term trends in sustainable water and energy consumption, mobility solutions and advanced manufacturing,” said Matt Lashmar, Managing Director of MassChallenge Switzerland. “MassChallenge Switzerland’s mission is to connect startups to experts and corporations who can help them disrupt the status quo and create meaningful change.  GF’s partnership is going to be especially helpful to entrepreneurs whose ideas can help industry operate more sustainably.” 

About Georg Fischer

With an established network of business partners, entrepreneurs and even students from around the world, GF is constantly developing new technologies and solutions to help its customers address their needs. These actions support GF’s vision to become a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with seven locations worldwide, MassChallenge equips bold entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and create meaningful change. Since launching in 2009, more than 2,928 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $8.6B in funding, generated more than $3.6 B inrevenue, and created more than 186,000 total jobs.

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