SIT StartGarden

Join the SIT StartGarden Program and launch your startup business goals
Application deadline: June 30, 2021

Participate in the SIT StartGarden Program and gain access to the entire SIT Ecosystem, where students, researchers and science and tech professionals can share and collaborate on innovative business ideas. As an incubator, we support would-be entrepreneurs with mentoring, network, office space and access to funding. As an accelerator, we help early-stage startups grow to the next level.

The Program

The inaugural SIT StartGarden Program, in close collaboration with SIT (Schaffhausen Institute of Technology) and international experts, focuses on growth marketing and includes CHF 100,000 investment for all participating startups.

Our first program, ‘Scaling Up: Using Growth Marketing and PR to Scale Your Startup,’ connects your startup with industry experts who can help shape and build a ‘growth engine’ for your business.

The first program is available to Swiss startups only. However, if you’re an international company you can still apply for consideration in future programs.

Program Offerings

Group 17-1
100.000 CHF Investment
Receive CHF 100.000 investment in exchange for 5% equity
Group 18
Cost-free Program
The program is cost-free, allowing entire investment to fuel your next stage of growth
Group 16
Virtual Program
Virtual one-month program (average 5 hour/week commitment)
Group 4 (2)
Group Sessions
Weekly group sessions with external experts to gain unique industry knowledge

Program Benefits

• Gain industry knowledge and access a unique network of SIT partners, scientists and other global business experts
• Be challenged through new perspectives and frameworks for company development
• Lifelong connections to support your startup, accelerating partner connections and customer growth
• Build investor relations to fuel business growth and increase speed of iteration
• Set your business goals and establish accountability to achieve them
• Tailor-made approach, offering tools and resources catered to your startup’s unique needs

Startup Focus Area

We know that sometimes the great ideas of tomorrow are not so obvious today. So we are open to connecting with businesses in all industries that provide a wide array of solutions. Regardless of what you’re working on, we want to hear from you. We work with business models including: B2B (Business to Business), B2C (Business to Consumer), B2G (Business to Government), SaaS (Software as a Service), FinTech (Financial Services). We are especially interested in solutions based on or leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Robotics and Advanced Materials.

Are you ready to build your growth engine? Apply today and build it with Startgarden, your new partner and your bridge between science and business.

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