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 184 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

23 January 2019

Early Bird Application Deadline

13 February 2019

Applications Close

15 March 2019


April - May 2019

Finalist Announcement

15 May 2019

Accelerator Program

June - October 2019

MassChallenge Switzerland Awards

October 2019

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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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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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