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StartCup Ticino 2017

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an initiative of the USI-SUPSI Start-Up Promotion Center promoted by the Regional Innovation System supported by EFG Bank

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Description

StartCup Ticino is a competition for new and innovative business ideas or projects, conceived or realized in the Canton Ticino by promoters seeking to create new start-up companies.

On December 6, 2017, the top five ranked projects will be awarded with rewards of 50'000, 30'000, 20'000 or 10'000 CHF and will be automatically admitted to the second phase of the selection for the Swiss Economic Award and to the 3rd Venture Day Ticino.

Prizes/Offer

The five best selected candidates (including the winner) will:

  • present their business idea or project during the final event of the Ticino StartCup 2017, with increased visibility in term of media exposure;
  • be granted direct admission, thanks to the co-operation with the Swiss Economic Forum, to the 2° selection phase at the Swiss Economic Award
  • take part, thanks to the co-operation with the Swiss Startup Invest, to the 3rd Swiss Venture Day Ticino
  • benefit from the support of CP Start-Up for the production and development of the business idea or project.

 

Thanks to the support of the Department of Finances and Economics of the Canton Ticino, through its Economic Development Bureau, of the sponsor EFG, and of the  institutional partners - CTI, USI, SUPSI, Fondazione AGIRE - the top five finalists of the StartCup Ticino 2017 will be awarded with:

  • 50'000 CHF to the StratCup Ticino 2017 winner
  • 30'000 CHF to the second ranked project
  • 20'000 CHF to the third ranked project
  • 10'000 CHF to the fourth and fifth ranked projects

The prize winners are required to invest the funds in the development of their projects, for which they will also receive support from the sponsors and CP Start-Up.

 

  • Thanks to EMBA the winnwer will be awared with a scholarship (covering registration fees of 45'000 CHF) for the Master in Business Administration at USI.
  • Thanks to Connect Switzerland the top three ranked projects will be awarded with vouchers worth 1'500 CHF for free coaching on presentation to investors and free admission to Connect Switzerland platform for potential matching with qualified investors in Europe and the USA.
  • Thanks to STARTUPS.CH the top three ranked projects will be awarded with vouchers worth 1'500 CHF for free consultancy activities.
  • Thanks to yourCFO the winner will be awarded with a voucher worth 2'600 CHF for free consultancy activities, the second and the third ranked projects with vouchers worth 1'300 CHF.
Eligibility

The participation in the Ticino StartCup 2017 competition is free.

It requires compliance in particular with conditions and procedures described in TERMS of StartCup Ticino 2017.

Application Procedure

To access the Application Form to the StartCup Ticino 2017 Competition is necessary to register to the webplatform StartCup Ticino by clicking Participate

Application Deadline
Sunday 25 June 2017
Call status
Expired
Contacts/For more information

Phone: +41 58 666 4706

Address: Via Carlo Maderno 24, Lugano

E-mail: info [at] startcup-ticino.ch