Process and deadlines
PostVenture seeks out and promotes relevant business ideas for Swiss Post. In doing so, PostVenture is based around the following three phases:
In Phase 1, as many relevant business ideas as possible are sought for Swiss Post. They should be in the eight development areas that have been defined by Swiss Post. A jury will select the most promising ideas for further development from all of the ideas submitted. Get involved — we look forward to receiving your idea.
- 22 September 2019 Deadline for ideas
- 27 September 2019 Selection of 50 ideas
In this phase, the 50 business ideas that were previously selected by the expert jury will be developed further. Is your idea one of them? Then you’ll receive a “Kick Box” that will help you to develop your idea. Inside the box, you’ll also find a voucher that allows you to participate in a three-day intensive workshop in Berne, the “Kick Camp”. At the camp, you’ll solidify your idea with the support of Swiss Post experts and will prepare to make your pitch. If you take part in the Kick Camp, you’ll receive a certificate. In Phase 2, the creators of the ideas will be invited to make their case to another expert jury. This jury will determine the ten best ideas that will go through to Phase 3.
- 2 October 2019 Kick off, by phone
- 10 - 12 October 2019 Kick Camp 1 in Berne
- 17 - 19 October 2019 Kick Camp 2 in Berne
- 24 - 26 October 2019 Kick Camp 3 in Berne
- 10 November 2019 Submission deadline
- 20 November 2019 Pitch in Berne and selection of 10 ideas
In Phase 3, the best 10 ideas will be evaluated in terms of their suitability as solutions for the respective problems. The ideas selected will also receive start-up financing of CHF 50,000 each. Each idea will also be assigned a mentor for support. This mentor will help you to position your business idea, put you in contact with key customers and to internal and external specialists. All participants in Phase 3 will also receive the opportunity to develop their idea with professional support in 2020 at the Boost Camp, a multi-day intensive workshop organized by Swiss Post. Participation in PostVenture19 will culminate in the pitch, where the business ideas will be presented and further collaboration will be evaluated.
- 26 November 2019 Kick-off
- February 2020 Boost Camps
- Summer 2020 Decision