We kick-start your startup - Be part of venture kick: More than CHF 10m invested, over 250 startup projects financed, more than 360m in financing volume and 2.000 jobs created - this is venture kick's track record since the private initiative was launched in the fall of 2007 by private foundations (www.venturekick.ch).
IdeArk specialises in multimodal interactions and management of multimedia information. It transforms ideas into industrial reality through commercial development of promising new technologies, particularly those originating from the Idiap research institute (www.ideark.ch).
Antenne Regions Valais Romand is a semipublic institution promoting regional economic development. It provides support to the many companies that form the backbone of the state economy, including the industrial, commercial and tourism sector. This organization assists municipal, district and regional administrations and serves as a link between the different governing entities in the public sector at the state and federal level. Antenne Regions Valais Romand offers free and confidential advice related to business creation, business development, succession planning for SMEs, financing and consulting in general (www.regionsvalaisromand.ch).
The Ark Foundation provides practical assistance to help enterprises increase their competitiveness. Its aim is to build a dynamic and diverse economy within the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The Ark is involved in the organization of the Challenge and one of the main contributors of the prize money (www.theark.ch).
IMD is a world pioneer in executive education. More than a business school, we collaborate with individuals, teams and organizations to resolve real business issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future. We do so through a unique Real World, Real Learning approach, which stems from our ongoing partnerships with leading international companies. Delivered from our campus on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and key locations worldwide, our top-ranking programs and services combine practical experience, thought leadership and a global mindset. Participants come to IMD for our open and inspiring learning environment, to challenge their perspectives and to expand their horizons. In the framework of the ICC'2013, IMD offers a direct access to the "IMD Start-Up competition 2014" for the winning teams in accordance with the IMD competition terms. The IMD Start-Up competition provides a unique opportunity for early-stage companies to benefit from the support and insights of a team of dedicated and experienced participants from two of IMD’s flagship programs, the MBA and the Executive MBA
We are a Swiss consulting firm specialising in the fields of Tourism, Hospitality and Wellness.
We advise and assist our clients, both public and private, in the implementation of sustainable solutions, from concept to operations, in Switzerland and around the world. (http://www.eurofinhospitality.ch/)