December 9th, 2021 (Renens, Switzerland) – MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge‘s global network of innovators, today announced a partnership with KPMG Switzerland, one of the leading professional services firms, that help enterprises and organizations across industries address some of their biggest challenges.
By joining MassChallenge Switzerland as partners, KPMG Switzerland will participate to the MassChallenge initiative and get to know numerous world-class startups that utilize technology (data, analytics etc) to develop innovative business models, products or services. As one of the world’s leading professional services firms with a truly global footprint, KPMG has the expertise to help startups drive scale and achieve outsized impact. The participating startups, develop innovative solutions that have the potential to help KPMG’s clients addressing their challenges.
“We are delighted to add KPMG Switzerland as a new partner to the MassChallenge Switzerland Family. KPMG has a great track record working and supporting startups, and we’re glad they will now be able to collaborate with our 2021 Cohort with the hope of further strengthening the startup ecosystem in Suisse Romande and Switzerland” said Matt Lashmar, Managing Director of MassChallenge Switzerland.
KPMG Switzerland, David Oberson adds: “We are delighted to be joining forces with MassChallenge and to connect with world-class startups developing innovative business models, products and services our clients could benefit from in the future. This new partnership fits perfectly with our strategy to support entrepreneurs at every step of their journey”.
By partnering with MassChallenge Switzerland, KPMG’s employees will also have the opportunity to participate directly in the accelerator as mentors, judges, or speakers..
Since 2016, MassChallenge Switzerland has been a leader in helping startups across Europe grow their businesses, annually accelerating 90+ early stage startups while taking no equity or fees. MassChallenge Switzerland provides startups with access to top corporations, world-class mentoring from industry experts, curated resources, and up to CHF 1M in equity-free prizes.
In addition to the early-stage startup accelerator, which accepts startups from any industry, MassChallenge Switzerland has expanded its offerings to accelerate innovation in the food sector with an industry-specific track for early-stage startups as part of the 2021 accelerator. This also includes a challenge program matching later-stage startups with corporate partners in the food industry.
About KPMG Switzerland
With more than 2,000 employees, KPMG is one of the leading providers of professional services in Switzerland. We have a strong global network operating in 146 countries and a well-established regional presence in both Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Known for actionable insights and clear solutions in Audit, Tax & Legal and Advisory, we serve mid-sized companies with a local focus as well as global companies from a variety of industries. The quality and integrity of the services we provide consistently demonstrates our commitment to excellence.
With our Smart Start Initiative, we empower startups to focus on what they can do best by simplifying and leveraging their operational processes.
Learn more about KPMG Switzerland at kpmg.ch
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MassChallenge Switzerland Partners
Barry Callebaut, Bühler, Nestlé, Givaudan, Swiss Economic Forum, Inartis Foundation, Südzucker, Philip Morris International, Canton of VAUD (Economic Promotion), Canton of VAUD (Board of Higher Education), Innovaud, General Mills, KPMG Switzerland, Kellerhals – Carrard, Reuteler & Cie, Fondation FIT, Federation International de I’Automobile, Ricola and EIT Food
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