Luxury Venture Group and Bluelion launch accelerator program


Luxury Venture Group and Bluelion jointly develop and operate a full incubation and acceleration program dedicated exclusively and specifically for young creatives, future entrepreneurs, and startups from the luxury and related industries. A first “Idea to Prototype” bootcamp will take place in May.


The Luxury Venture Group (LVG) is planning a wide range of initiatives to support startups in the luxury industry that combine impact and profit. LVG already cooperates with Baselworld and has now teamed up with another partner. Bluelion is a Zurich-based startup incubator on a mission to help tech-startups getting from 0 to 1. With space, coaching, and network, Bluelion supports pre-seed and seed startups getting traction and visibility for their businesses.

LVG and Bluelion team up to design, develop, and operate a joint incubation and acceleration program dedicated to future entrepreneurs and startups from the luxury and related industries.

This program will consist firstly in an “Idea to Prototype” 3-days Bootcamp targeted to help and speed-up future entrepreneurs to start their own business within the luxury sector. The second step will consist in a 10 weeks incubation and acceleration program for the winning team in LVG’s Bootcamp at Baselworld 2020.

“I believe that there are many talented and passionate entrepreneurs within the Swiss luxury industry. A platform like LVG that promotes and supports entrepreneurs on their way to sustainably shape the future of the industry is highly needed.” says Urs Stender, CEO of Bluelion.

“Bluelion, with its deep knowledge of startups’ incubation will provide the necessary expertise and know-how which will allow us to create a meaningful and high-quality incubator and accelerator for our startups,” explains Deependra Pandey, CEO of Luxury Venture Group.

(Press release / SK)Picture: Deependra Pandey (left), Urs Stender