MassChallenge Switzerland

Founded in 2016, MassChallenge Switzerland has quickly become a leading driver of innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe by connecting startups with the experts and resources they need to grow. From developing AI-assisted smart eyewear for people with vision loss to using drones for viticulture, our 144 alumni are changing the world for the better.

Program Benefits

  • Unrivalled access to 15+ global corporate partners, totalling over CHF 250 billion in revenue
  • World class mentoring from 550+ experts and tailored programming in the spirit of a startup school
  • Free office space and the chance to win up to CHF 1 million in non-dilutive cash prizes and several other in-kind awards
  • Switzerland-specific support for entrepreneurs such as competitive regulations and  tax system, easy access to the EU market, and strong trade links
  • Proven model: more than 65% of Finalists raise funds during or immediately after the program


Applications Open

7 February 2018

Applications Close

28 March 2018


April - May 2018

Finalist Announcement

23 May 2018

Accelerator Program

June - October 2018

MassChallenge Switzerland Awards

30 October 2018

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2017 Switzerland Finalist
Ambrosus Technologies (Foodblockchain)
Enterprise Software
2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner
Internet & Web
2017 Switzerland Gold Winner
HaYa Therapeutics
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)
2017 Switzerland Finalist
Mixfit Inc
Health and Wellness
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Thierry Duvanel
Managing Director
Thierry Duvanel is the Managing Director of MassChallenge Switzerland. As an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in highly technical environments, Thierry is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Previously, Thierry co-founded a software development company in Korea and worked as a consultant for a variety of companies across different industries.

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