18th - 28th of April 2019

Zurich / St.Gallen / Berlin

Students

From all levels and educational institutions

Info Events

St. Gallen (HSG Makerspace): 21st Feb, 18:30

Idea Holder


Do you have an innovative idea and want to turn it into reality? You have no Team Members or funding yet?


Application Closed

Team Member


Are you a student, eager to apply the design thinking mindset, learn how to build quick prototypes, and develop ideas into meaningful products that can have real impact?

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OVERALL TIMELINE

Phase 1: Application

Registration Open | 07.12.2018


Idea Holders


Application Closed

Describe your idea and motivation

Team Members


Describe your skills and motivation

Corporate Challenge


Set a challenge for START Odyssey


Deadline | 23.02.2019


Phase 2: Onboarding

PRESELECTION OF IDEAS | 24.02.19


We will preselect the most promising ideas according to their market potential, suitability to the programme and motivation of the idea holder.


TEAM BUILDING WEEKEND | St. Gallen | 02 -03.03.19


All Team Members are invited and the preselected idea holders/ corporates will pitch their idea/challenges. There will be a team matching and introduction to Design Thinking.


SELECTION DAY | Zurich | 16.03.19


The teams will pitch their first revised concept in front of a jury. The jury will select the best 2 Teams for START Odyssey.


Phase 3: Build

Odyssey | Berlin | 18.04.2019 – 28.04.2019


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You will build, prototype, test and validate your idea while speaking to potential customers. Our coaches will guide you on every step and give feedback. On two days you will get the chance to network with other founders in Berlin, learn from their mistakes and advice, and get to know the startup ecosystem


Phase 4: Pitch

Investor Night | Zurich | 09.05.2019


Pitch in front of early-stage investors and get the chance to win a great cash prize. Click here to learn more!


OUR COACHES FOR THIS YEAR

Stephan Matzdorf

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Mario Schwery

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Carolina Faria

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Tomás Gamboa

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

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