MassChallenge Switzerland

Since 2016 MassChallenge Switzerland has been a leader in helping startups across Europe grow their businesses. Annually we accelerate 90 early stage startups taking no equity or fees. We seek startups from all industries: from using AI to improve procurement to developing alternative proteins.

As of 2019 we had accelerated 298 startups, who had raised over CHF 120M in funding.

Program Benefits

  • Unrivaled 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

29 January 2020

Early Bird Application Deadline

12 February 2020

Applications Close

11 March 2020


February - May 2020

Finalist Announcement

28 May 2020

Accelerator Program

June - October 2020

MassChallenge Switzerland Awards

October 2020

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2019 Switzerland Gold Winner
Food, Beverages & Restaurants
2016 Switzerland Diamond Winner
2018 Switzerland Diamond Winner
Scailyte AG
2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner
Internet & Web
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Matt Lashmar
Managing Director

Matt joined MassChallenge in March 2019 as he has a passion for helping Entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition. He’s a qualified Coach and combines this with his extensive commercial experience. In a past life Matt worked at Procter & Gamble managing both a country and region, leading marketing, sales & commercial management across consumer focused and B2B businesses in developed and developing markets in Europe, and Asia.

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