Press Releases Switzerland

MassChallenge Switzerland announces the Top 12 startups for 2017!

(Renens) - MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the top 12 finalists out of the 75 startups accelerated this summer in Renens. These selected high-impact startups will continue to the final round of judging, taking place on October 12th.

MassChallenge Expands to Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MassChallenge, a global network of startup accelerators, will launch its newest program in the Austin/San Antonio region. Through an Austin-based accelerator and statewide programming, MassChallenge Texas will accelerate up to 100 high impact, high potential companies, which will compete for up to $500,000 in equity-free cash awards.

MassChallenge Switzerland Announces 2017 Class of Startups 

MassChallenge Switzerland Announces 2017 Class

75 of the world’s highest impact, highest-potential early-stage startups will participate in MassChallenge Switzerland's 2017 accelerator in Lausanne.

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MassChallenge Opens Applications for 2017 Mexico Accelerator

Selected startups have opportunity to win $2 million pesos in zero-equity prizes

Mexico City, April 26, 2017 - MassChallenge, the most startup friendly accelerator on the planet, today opened applications for its 2017 class of high-impact startups in Mexico. The application deadline is May 30, 2017.

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MassChallenge Launches New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

EMPOWER@ MassChallenge will support unique needs of startup founders 

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 22, 2017: MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced a new diversity and inclusion initiative, EMPOWER@ MassChallenge. Through the new initiative, the organization works with startup founders to create programming that supports their unique needs.   
 

MassChallenge Opens 2017 Applications for High-Impact Startups

Applications open for Boston, Israel and Switzerland locations until March 28

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 8, 2017 - MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today opened applications for its 2017 class of high-impact startups. MassChallenge Boston, Israel, and Switzerland are now accepting applications for early-stage startups across all industries, from anywhere around the world. The application deadline is March 28, 2017.

MassChallenge Switzerland Rewards 6 Highest-Impact Startups from 2016 Class

Entrepreneurs, partners, mentors, judges and guests gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the first MassChallenge Switzerland Awards. The event featured pitches from the top 13, and speeches from Elmar Mock, Co-founder of Swatch, Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group and Toby Wolf, Economic and Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Bern.
 

MassChallenge Switzerland Unveils Top 13 Startups

Those 13 startups will present to the final judging panel. Judges will have the possibility to distribute up to 1 million CHF according to the merit of the projects that will be presented. In addition, in kind support will be provided to the more promising startups. Winners will be announced at the MassChallenge Awards on November 2nd at Univercité in Renens where the accelerator is based. 

The State of Startup/Corporate Collaboration 2016 Study Results Unveiled

The study was the first to interview both startups and corporations on their views about their interactions. The firms surveyed 233 startups and 112 corporate respondents from March 30th to April 24th, 2016. Corporate respondents included Microsoft, Pfizer, KLM, Cisco, Xerox, and IBM, among many other leading companies.

Among other insights, the study uncovered five key learnings:

MassChallenge Announces 2016’s Highest-Impact Startups

MassChallenge is a no-equity, not-for-profit accelerator that helps only the highest-impact startups in the world. Impact is defined by the startups themselves - ranging from scientific breakthroughs to providing clean drinking water to millions to disrupting established industries.

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