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ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

For an early stage startup it can be hard to achieve growth. Even with a great idea and a gap in the relevant market, it can still be difficult to get the information required to get going and create a profitable startup.

 

Let’s face the overcoming challenges together! We are happy to announce that we provide an Accelerator Program. This will be an intensive 24-week program where we provide mentoring, education and powerful networking which is necessary to jump-start growth.

 

In this six months, we will work together to tailor the Accelerator to your needs and find the best ways to grow your venture in order to speed up the business development process.

 

Please note that applications are now closed for our first program.

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1-1 MENTORING

We provide female entrepreneurs one to one mentoring. Our mentors will give special guidance and support to our Accelerator ventures. She/he will provide long-term mentoring and startups will have the opportunity to meet with their mentor on a weekly basis. We believe that a good mentor is not just a person with a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience, but also a human being, who is there for our entrepreneurs when emotional support is also needed.

 

WORKSHOPS & TOPIC SPECIFIC SUPPORT

To be a successful entrepreneur it is necessary to have a well-rounded skill set and understand all aspects of the business. Our regular and reputable workshop series aims to help female entrepreneurs in a variety of must-have skills. Our workshops will:

 

·         All workshops in the Accelerator will cover essential themes like finance, hr and teambuilding, leadership skills, marketing strategy, social media, pitching and presenting, intellectual property strategy, trademarks & branding, essentials of owning your own company and business law.

·         Half and full day workshops. 

·         A variety of experts and coaches will host the workshops including industry professionals, startup experts, professors and lawyers.

·         Visit our Upcoming Events + Workshops page for more information.

 

PITCHING SESSIONS

We provide you the opportunity to pitch in front of our experts and investors before you go public and talk to your own potential investors. We have learned from the startup feedback that this is one of the most crucial skills as experts can easily pick apart a presentation with his/her questions as well as helping you to see aspects you might not have thought about before. Pitch practice is fundamental to being prepared for any questions that you might be asked when it matters.

 

 

Requirements

Early-stage startups (no older than 3 years)

At least one of the founders are women

At least one of the founders has to be based in Switzerland, at least for the time of the Program

Businesses which are already launched or preparing to launch soon

International mindset, desire to learn and share experiences

 

We invite all startups working to create innovation-based projects to enter. Some industries may include:

fintech, nutrition, robotics, artificial intelligence, healthcare, media, e-commerce, education, fitness + social startups

 

 

 

Applications are now closed

 

FINAL DEMO DAY

At the end of our program, you will have the opportunity to present your business in front of industry experts, potential investors and a large audience. Winners will be selected with prizes of up to 15,000CHF being rewarded with no equity taken.

 

OFFICE SPACE

From time to time we will be able to provide you with a coworking space. This will be something that will be asessed on a case by case basis and will be booked well in advance.

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Together with our media partners we want to give your startup exposure at this important stage. Once on our Acelerator we will give you coverage on our social media platforms, press releases and put you forward for interviews with our media partners.

 

Timeline for 2018 Accelerator - Applications now closed

Application deadline 28th February

Startups confirmed 15th of March

Accelerator Program starts 1st of April

24 weeks

Concludes with a Final Demo day and winners selected