ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Are you passionate about transforming Geneva into a more circular city?

The Circular Economy (CE) Incubator enables teams and startups to prototype and develop solutions contributing to accelerate the transition towards Circular Economy in Switzerland (check our Circular Economy in a Nutshell to know more about our CE vision).

During the program, the selected entrepreneurs work on developing their minimum viable product (MVP) and validating their business model, with the support from advisors, experts and our network of impact investors. 

Each edition of the program incubates 25+ startups swiss-wide split among 4 cohorts in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich (more information below).

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT

During 12 weeks, the participants will benefit from several elements of support that will empower them to bootstrap an MVP and validate its market potential with customers. By the end of the program, the entrepreneurs should be able to stop looking at their startup as a side-project and more as their full-time job.

The entire support provided by the CE Incubator accounts for CHF 15.000 per team. The CE Incubator has a zero equity and fees policy. This means you will not be charged anything for your participation in the incubator and the idea you grow stays entirely yours.

TIMELINE

MAIN PILLARS OF SUPPORT

Events & connections: Make meaningful connections and exchange best practices with peer entrepreneurs and circular economy experts at several events, taking place across Switzerland.

Startup support: Have 1:1 mentoring sessions and join workshops delivered by experienced experts in business & circular economy related topics to help you fine-tune your MVP and business model.

Community & space: Connect with corporates, public institutions, entrepreneurs, creatives and techies, while working from an inspiring space (aka Impact Hub) at the heart of your city.

Swiss-wide visibility: Benefit from local and Swiss-wide exposure throughout the program, through conferences, pitching days as well as mentions on the press, newsletters and social media.

FOR PEOPLE THAT

Want to operate in Switzerland: We welcome those who are looking to have an impact in Switzerland and contribute towards the local transition.

Are still at an early-stage: Have validated the problem/need they aim to solve, are operating for less than 2 years and do not generate revenue yet.

Are willing to commit time: Teams that work on their project at least 2 days/week during the incubator are the ones who will benefit the most.

Please read the application guidelines before starting your application.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

Applications for the CE Incubator are open until December 15th, 2019. We are here to help so don’t hesitate to contact José in case you have any questions about the program.

PARTNERS

ABOUT CIRCULAR ECONOMY TRANSITION

The CE Incubator is part of a pioneer initiative aiming to accelerate the transition of Switzerland towards a Circular Economy. Driven by Impact Hub Switzerland together with sanu durabilitas and the MAVA Foundation, CET will contribute to steer the new paradigm for the future of business, policy making and society. 

 

Check out www.cetransition.ch to know more.