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Swiss-based accelerator now accepting applications for startup program

Founders will be provided with up to 25’000 Swiss francs in seed-funding, a monthly founder stipend, mentoring, a shared office space and fast-track access to relevant industry partners.

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Do you have a great business idea? Make it happen in Zurich! Kickstart Accelerator is a 3-month accelerator program based in Zurich for early-stage startups.

The Swiss accelerator is a fast-track gateway for international entrepreneurs to access the Swiss innovation ecosystem. By focusing on industries that Switzerland is already strong in and leveraging connections to various corporate partners, mentors and top-industry experts Kickstart Accelerator can offer startups an opportunity that no one else can.

The multi-corporate accelerator is backed by some of Switzerland’s biggest companies including UBS, Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s largest ICT provider Swisscom, the largest food retailer and producer Migros and the global consultancy firm EY.

The program is open to the best international startups with a promising business idea within the following 4 verticals: FinTech, Smart & Connected Machines, Future & Emerging Technologies and Food.

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Founding teams can apply provided they have a minimum viable product or working type, the commitment to build a business and the desire to scale and learn.

Founders will be provided with up to 25,000 Swiss francs in seed-funding, a monthly founder stipend, mentoring, a shared office space and fast-track access to relevant industry partners and the Swiss startup ecosystem.

The best part? No equity is taken. The program culminates in Demo Day where each team presents to investors, corporate leaders and the media.

You think you have what it takes? You and your team are committed to building a business? You have a minimum viable product or working prototype? Are you eager to scale and learn?

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Then apply now: www.kickstart-accelerator.com/apply Applications close 30th April 2016.

If you have any further questions, just send an email to hello@kickstart-accelerator.com

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