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.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY TRANSITION
CIRCULAR ECONOMY INCUBATOR
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).
Discover the incubees 2020
ID Watch envisions is to bring Swiss-made watches tailored to your identity sourced from the circular economy.
Sustainable oyster mushroom cultivation using recycled coffee waste from local Geneva businesses to reduce environmental impact.
Go green by not going at all: connect remotely! It’s greener, quicker, cheaper, more inclusive & we make it more effective.
Swiss online marketplace connecting offers with wishes in the local community, showing new ways to offer value and extend product lifecycles.
Treasures of nature
Creating and selling organic, vegan, swiss-made, cruelty-free and zero-waste cosmetics.
The cure for the ‘I have nothing to wear’ syndrome: an app enabling women to see, use and style their existing wardrobe.
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.
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.