World’s biggest start-up accelerator comes to Switzerland

MassChallenge, the largest-ever start-up accelerator, will develop a presence in the Lake Geneva region.

Boston-based start-up accelerator MassChallenge has recently announced that it will expand its global accelerator network into Switzerland. According to a press release, the country was selected based on the strength of its ecosystem to support entrepreneurs, particularly in terms of access to innovative enterprises and expertise in many advanced areas of technology and manufacturing.

MassChallenge is currently present in Boston, London and Jerusalem. Based in the Lake Geneva region, the new accelerator will attract start-ups from the world over and grant them access to Switzerland’s unique innovation culture and prowess in high technology. “Switzerland is a well-established leader for innovation and industry. Launching a new accelerator in Switzerland that is connected with our other global hubs will dramatically expand the open innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Switzerland, as well as greatly enhance the MassChallenge network in Europe”, said founder and CEO John Harthorne.

Applications for the MassChallenge Switzerland 2016 program will open on February 10, 2016. The first program will start in June 2016 and run through October.

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