Bring your impact to life!

Are you an entrepreneur working towards solving a social or environmental problem?
Pulse offers support for swiss-based, early-stage startups focused on developing innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing social or environmental challenges. The 4 most promising teams will receive a 4-month incubation support consisting of:

Network

Mentor Guidance

One-on-one mentoring sessions with experienced entrepreneurs to guide you.

Space

Office Space

Full-time membership to Impact Hub Geneva inspiring co-working space.

Experts

Expert Sessions

Access to Impact Hub Business Help Desk experts to clarify specific issues.

Talks

Peer Brainstorming

Peer-to-peer discussions with other entrepreneurs aiming to inspire you.

Lab

Startup Labs

Tailor-made workshops to enhance your business model according to your needs.

Network

Networking Events

Networking activities aiming to connect you with new business partners.

Pulse Pitch Fest
  • October 10, 6pm-9pm
  • Impact Hub Geneva
  • Free registration

Timeline

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How to apply?

Are you an entrepreneur working on a startup that is:
  • Impact-driven: oriented towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • At an early-stage of development: operating for a maximum of 2 years
  • Based in Switzerland: namely in the “Suisse Romande” region
If you fulfil the above criteria, go through the following steps:
  1. Click here to receive all the necessary information to apply!
  2. Know if your team is among the 8 Pulse finalists by September 29.
  3. Pitch in front of a jury and audience at the 'Pulse Pitch Fest' on October 10.
  4. Know if you are among the 4 winners who will receive a 4-month incubation support.
Important: Join us for the 'Pulse Pitch Fest' on October 10 to see the pitches of the 8 finalists and support your favourite team to win a 4-month incubation support powered by Impact Hub Geneva. Book your seat here!

How is the selection made?

The 8 finalist startups invited to pitch at the Pulse Pitch Fest during the Scaling Week will be selected by Impact Hub Geneva based on the following criteria:
  • Potential for impact
  • Degree of innovation
  • Long-term feasibility
  • Quality of the team
At the end of the ‘Pulse Pitch Fest’ we will announce the 4 winners of the program on the spot. The jury will select 3 winning teams and the people assisting the event will have the opportunity to select the 4th winner based on the criteria stated above.
Pulse Pitch Fest
  • October 10, 6pm-9pm
  • Impact Hub Geneva
  • Free registration

Check the winners of 2015!

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Exodes Urbains vise à promouvoir des formes innovantes d'agriculture urbaine pour valoriser les espaces urbains inexploités et etendre l’offre d’aliments locaux

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THE Port combines creative minds from CERN and non-profit organisations in interdisciplinary teams to work on humanitarian technology related benefits to society.

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Sustainabum is a cloth diaper brand aiming to reduce diaper waste and resource use in Europe and North America by providing beautiful, reliable, one-size-fits-all to consumers.

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Le Nid est une épicerie coopérative et participative proposant des produits frais, de saison, et de la région genevoise en se basant sur la vente en vrac et exempt d'emballages.

 

Who makes this possible?

Pulse is organised and implemented by Impact Hub Geneva and funded by our core partner Lunt Foundation.
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The following organisations will partner with Impact Hub Geneva to provide support for the Pulse winners.
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Do you have questions?

We are here for you so don't hesitate to contact José in case you have any question about the Pulse.