Venture Kick provides spin-off projects at Swiss universities with pre-seed capital, coaching and access to professional investors. Members from a jury evaluate and support 16 spin-off projects in three sessions every month.
Venture Pitch is the first step in the venture kick competition. Every month, the selection jury invites eight entrepreneurs to present their ideas before the jury. Invited are usually individuals with a clear vision and a concreate idea about how they intend to turn their research project into a sustainable business to present their business ideas. 4 of the selected founders qualify for the second stage and will receive CHF 10.000 each.
The program is open for individuals with a business idea in any scientific field who are currently enrolled at a Swiss academic institution (student, postgraduate, senior scientist, professor etc.) and who will start a company in Switzerland. Applicants must not have already founded a legal company nor received any venture capital for their start-up.