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We are looking for startups and innovative ideas

Boldbrain Startup Challenge is an accelerator addressing early-stage startups and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas who want to start and grow their businesses from the Canton of Ticino. We take your idea to heart, offering ongoing and personalized support, coaching, workshops and a final competition with cash prizes totaling CHF 120,000 and over CHF 80,000 in in-kind prizes to help you develop it. If you want to grow your idea, Boldbrain is the right choice for you!


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Canton Ticino is the ideal hub in which to grow your startup. With academic expertise, a vibrant ecosystem, entrepreneurial experience and tax breaks, the canton offers unique synergies for innovative businesses.

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Learn about the admission criteria and why Ticino is among the most attractive cantons for the growth of startups. Read testimonials from our alumni and get ready to bet on your idea!


Explore the different stages of the program and learn more about its core components: coaching, workshops, events, networking and the follow-up after the program. Your success starts here!


From the idea to the final result: learn more about the role of the Regional and National Jury, the evaluation criteria, the Award Ceremony, and the prizes up for grabs!

Take the challenge: submit your application!

find out more about the 2024 edition

Attend the Info Day Lugano on May 16, 2024