As the end of the year approaches, Kickstart Accelerator is celebrating its second year of successful accomplishments together with startups from over 20 countries as well over 60 corporate and public partners supporting our innovation and acceleration activities. Next to many development activities during and after the program, the second batch also has accomplished to negotiate over 35 Proof of Concepts and other partnerships.

The Kickstart Team and us would like to thank our partners and startup community for being part of one of the leading zero-equity multi-corporate accelerators in Europe. For this purpose – here you go with some exciting highlights:

  • CHF 15million+ raised by #kickstarters17
  • 1’500+ Applications received and 30 Startups chosen
  • Over 60 Corporate and Public partners
  • Over 40% Women in founders teams
  • Over 30 official PoCs and Partnerships, including Startup2Partner and Startup2Startup
  • CHF 550’000 in grants paid out
  • 55+ Masterclasses and workshops
  • 200+ media articles and highlights
  • 250+ investor meetings and engagements
  • 9400+ Social Media Fans with total reach of 3 million
  • First exit! Minebox (#kickstarters16) is the first from our portfolio to achieve a successful exit event

Relive some of the best Kickstart Accelerator 2017 moments in the video below, stay tuned on and don’t forget – #makeithappen!


Author Lara Fritschi

Project Lead Startup Enablement

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