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HASLER

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The Hasler Foundation is an independent foundation, free of any corporate interests, which aims to promote education, research and innovation in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) for the well-being and benefit of Switzerland as an intellectual and industrial centre.

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Description

The Foundation provides its support by financing or co-financing selected educational, research and innovation projects and undertakings in the field of ICT. The Foundation is politically and religiously neutral and free of any commercial interests. Although it is a non-profit-making organisation, it is not a charity, in that its support is always results-based, in keeping with the purpose of the Foundation.

Prizes/Offer

The seed money provided by the Hasler Foundation may be provided in various forms:

-The Hasler Foundation holds a stake as a shareholder during the company’s formation.

-The Hasler Foundation acquires a stake in a company that has already been founded.

-Other forms of financing (e.g. mezzanine capital).

Eligibility

-It has to be a young company with its headquarters in Switzerland, typically a Spin-Off of a swiss university. The founders have recently finished their education.

-The product of the company (salable product / salable service) is an innovation in the ICT-sector in itself and not only an ICT-application - even innovative. The Intellectual Property Rights required are held by the company. The technology, processes or services cannot be easily copied.

-The market-potential of the innovative product/process or the service is clearly recognisable. A clear concept for dealing with the market must exist (proof of concept). The implementation of the concept has already been started through the company's own efforts.

Terms & Conditions

In order for a definitive decision to be reached by the Hasler Foundation, the following documents are required:

1)  Synopsis (management summary)

2)  Full CVs of key people (founders, chairperson, CEO, CTO, CFO, etc., includ- ing references, publication lists, etc.)

3)  Description of the product / process / service with a clarification of the content of the innovation

4)  Business plan

5)  Marketing plan (description of the concrete steps required in order to realise the business plan)

6)  Documentation of the protectability of the business idea

7)  Status of the company (e.g. employees, ownership structure, previous financ- ing, CR application or registration, balance sheet and profit & loss statement, etc.)

8)  Required capital and details of the planned utilisation of the capital

9)  Any other documents required by the Hasler Foundation

Application Procedure

Before submitting an application, the Hasler Foundation’s business office must be contacted in order to concretise the first steps of the process and to define the documents required for the preliminary examination. Complete documentation must be submitted after a positive preliminary examination.

Application Deadline
Friday 30 June 2017
Timetable

Contact the office until - Submission until:

mid-January - 29/02/2017

mid-May - 30/06/2017

mid-September - 31/10/2017

Contacts/For more information

For more information: Umberto Bondi (bondi [at] cpstartup.ch)

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