Orange Fiber – Finalist at MassChallenge Switzerland
We are happy to announce that our company has been a finalist among the top 12 disruptive innovators of the accelerator program MassChallenge Switzerland and we have been awarded with a 10k CHF value of IP services provided by Reuteler & Cie and with a 10k CHF cash prize!
On 29 October 2020, MassChallenge – the global network for innovators – awarded CHF 400,000 in equity-free cash prizes to the top 12 startups in its 2020 Swiss early-stage accelerator. The announcement – made during the 2020 MassChallenge Switzerland Virtual Awards Ceremony – caps the non-profit’s first virtual accelerator and the fifth Swiss-based program.
We have been selected among the top 12 prize winning startups following an online pitch, during which we demonstrated our growth and impact.
But our journey with MassChallenge Switzerland started months earlier.
In June, MassChallenge Switzerland welcomed 89 early-stage startups from 22 countries, spanning more than 4 continents, to its first-ever virtual accelerator.
Over the course of the accelerator, the MassChallenge Switzerland team connected us with the resources, partnerships, and networks that helped us grow. To highlight the impact of the program: the 89 startups participated in 1,081 one-to-one meetings during a Mentor Matching event; 192 meetings during Investors Day; 142 Demo Day and Partner Demo pitches, and 188 active corporate-startup exchanges.
In addition to the CHF 400,000 provided by MassChallenge Switzerland, its partners also awarded in-kind prizes worth more than CHF 200,000 to startups in the 2020 cohort: Mazars will provide one year of accountancy worth CHF 10K to DePoly, Urban Connect and Limula; Reuteler & Cie will provide 12 hours of IP services to Naturbeads, Orange Fiber, Aeropowder, Technocarbon, Neustark and Readily3D; and Kellerhals Carrard will provide 12 hours of legal services to Redily3D, Neustark, DePoly, Urban Connect, Aeropowder, and Technocarbon.