MassChallenge Switzerland: Applications are now open for 2019 Accelerator Program!


MassChallenge Switzerland: Applications are now open for 2019 Accelerator Program!

Applications for the MassChallenge 2019 Accelerator Program are now open!

Early 2016, Barry Callebaut became a founding member of MassChallenge (Switzerland) - a leading global organization supporting startup companies - next to companies like Bühler, GEA, Givaudan, Nestlé, Swiss Economic Forum and Inartis Foundation. A few days ago, applications for the MassChallenge 2019 Program were opened. As a founding partner, we can offer interested startups a special 25% discount credit code: Use the code BARRYCALLEBAUT2019 to join a global network of 1,975+ startups, benefit from world-class mentorship, unrivalled corporate access and up to CHF 1mio cash awards. Good luck!

More information about MassChallenge can be found below.

What is MassChallenge?

MassChallenge believes that innovators & entrepreneurs can change the world for the better! This is why it supports high-potential early-stage startups through a selective program that connects entrepreneurs to experts, offers tailored programming and unrivalled access to corporate partners.  
MassChallenge Switzerland is the Swiss branch of the global organization. Across its 6 programs running worldwide, it has a global network of 1975+ alumni companies from over 81 countries. Running on a yearly basis, the MassChallenge program embarks each year several dozens of startups that compete for non-dilutive prize money that can go up to CHF 1 mio., complemented by several in-kind prizes.  

How does the accelerator program work?

Until March 13, 2019, applications will be collected from ventures across all industries, and from all over the world. After 2 rounds of judging taking place in April and May, about 70 startups are selected to join the accelerator in Lausanne, on-site, for an intensive 4 months acceleration program, from June to October. During these 4 months, each startup gets mentorship from selected experts. A curriculum offers daily workshops and our corporate partners are present every day to interact with the startups. Last but not least, the winners wrap up with a share of the award prize money & the in-kind awards.

Why apply?

MassChallenge’s unique reputation stems from the fact that it gives out over US $2 mio. globally each year in equity-free cash prizes to help high impact startups succeed.   


MassChallenge is a not-for-profit organization and as such all of its spendings are directed towards the innovators and entrepreneurs who tackle some of the world's most pressing problems and needs.  Because it is focused on supporting early-stage startups, it often serves as a "validator" or "first step" for other entrepreneurship programs/accelerators or incubators. As a result, MassChallenge works collaboratively with other accelerators in the market and corporate partners, where it operates to build a connected community of entrepreneurial support because it believes that when startups win, we all win.

In this spirit, MassChallenge is offering to our Barry Callebaut community a special 25% discount off the application fee of US$ 99 by using the credit code: BARRYCALLEBAUT2019.

Applications are open until the 13th of March, however, if you submit your applications by February 13th, you will benefit from extra Early Bird 50% discount! So let us help you bring your ideas to life and to the world. Take up the challenge and go global!

MassChallenge Switzerland Accelerator Program 2019 - Barry Callebaut Discount Code

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