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This project, funded by Gebert Rüf Stiftung, is supported by the following project partners: Zürcher Kantonalbank; Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC); Venture Kick
Project no: GRS-059/19
Amount of funding: CHF 150'000
Duration: 01.2020 - 10.2020
Area of activity:
Clusterförderung, seit 2018
Urs Stender, Managing Director
8005 Zürich (Schweiz)
- urs.stender@bluelion. ch
Compared to other countries, Switzerland has an excellently developed start-up support system in the university environment. However, Switzerland cannot compete with other countries (e.g. USA, Israel, etc.) when it comes to support for professionals looking to embark on a startup journey. Bluelion would like to change this by providing a pre-seed startup program, tailor-made for professionals who want to start a tech-business. By connecting potential co-founders, supporting the team-building process, and coaching the teams during their problem/solution stage, Bluelion aims to contribute with a program, that can be seamlessly integrated into the existing ecosystem (e.g. venture Kick). The goal of the program is to validate both the potential of an idea, and a team constellation, at the lowest possible opportunity costs. 50% of the participants are supported with a grant and get the opportunity to connect with industry-specific investors.
What is special about the project?
The program pursues a new approach of start-up promotion in Switzerland in two different ways: Firstly, the program has a strong focus on team matching and team building. Based on the internationally successful talent-investor approach, the program aims to identify and accelerate the capabilities of each participant, rather than focusing on a specific idea. Secondly, the program is designed for professionals and can be completed on a part-time basis. With only one fixed day per week, participants will receive maximum freedom to meet their milestones.
The project will begin in January 2020.
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Last update to this project presentation 08.06.2020