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Boldbrain Accelerator Program for Early Stage Startups in Switzerland

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Application Deadline: 07/16/2022
About Opportunity

Do you have an innovative project or a brilliant idea that you would like to turn into a successful business? Then do not hesitate any longer, this program is right for you! Boldbrain offers to you coaches, workshops, and the possibility to win a total amount of CHF 120’000 cash prizes and other amazing prizes in kind. Are you ready to grow your idea? Apply now to take part to Boldbrain, the only acceleration program organized in Southern Switzerland.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Boldbrain is aimed at startups from any sector, provided they have an innovative character. To support indigenous entrepreneurship and encourage a rotation of participants in the various programs at the national level, specific application criteria are defined. It is very important to know that are considered for Boldbrain projects proposed by teams that:
    • consist of at least two (2) individuals
    • if the company has already been established, it should be no more than three (3) years old at the time of the application’s submission for Boldbrain
    • is willing to develop the project in Ticino
    • have not already completed an acceleration program according to Term & Conditions
    • will participate with at least one team member in all mandatory event
    • submit all required documentation in English.


  • Training: 5 workshops dealing with essential subjects such as
    • the business model canvas and, in particular, the value proposition design
    • the financial aspects
    • the legal aspects
    • intellectual property
    • how to prepare an effective pitch
  • Coaching where the teams work together with the coaches on
    • the business model canvas integrated in the business plan,
    • the pitch
  • The competition, which will award the 5 best teams decreed by the vote of the national jury and another winner decreed by the audience of the final event.
  • Follow up with the involvement of investors and alumni, and with access to program like Swiss Economic Award and MassChallenge CH.
  • Immediate access to the network throughout the program.
  • Free spaces available for working on the project during the acceleration period.

Application Procedure

Boldbrain is an accelerator program aimed at early stage startups and innovative ideas.The target are technological innovations and the goal is to provide participants the needed tools to assess whether their idea is valid or not and if it has the prerequisites to be transformed into a scalable business. Boldbrain will provide a useful basis to start the challenging path of development of the startup starting from Ticino.

Boldbrain provides useful tools and basic skills to start your journey and tackle the next stages. Boldbrain also provides access to a wide network of investors thanks to the Lugano Venture Day, dedicated particularly to those who participated in the program of the previous year.

Official Website: Boldbrain Accelerator Program for Early Stage Startups in Switzerland

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