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The leading Swiss-wide start-up competition supports young entrepreneurs in founding a company. In the business idea competition, participants develop and submit a business idea in the form of an Executive Summary, which focuses on customer benefit and on the market. In the business plan competition, participants prepare and submit their business plans. Apart from the prize money participants can benefit from mentoring, coaching, training, connections, recognition.


General conditions
For each edition of »venture», teams or individuals can enter the business idea competition or the business plan competition, but not both.
Participation is open to individuals who are domiciled in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein and are at least 18 years of age, and to teams, as long as at least one member of the team is domiciled in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein and is at least 18 years of age.
Participation is not open to individuals or teams if, on the basis of their business idea or their business plan, a company has been registered more than two years ago. Participation is not open to teams if, on the basis of their business idea or business plan, a company has been founded, or is intended to be founded, outside Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Business idea track
A promising business idea has the following characteristics: It fulfills a customer need, is innovative, unique, has a clear focus, and is profitable in the long term.

Business plan track
To enter this track, applicants need to submit a systematically structured business plan of 20 to 30 pages before the competition deadline.

  • Type of award

    Business plan competition
  • Geography

  • Prize

    CHF 10'000 (business idea)CHF 120'000 (business plan)
  • Timeline

22.06.2018 10:20

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