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Deadline: 20.11.2023

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A brand new initiative to support high-potential startups


PKB ADDVENTURE ACADEMY is an initiative created by the Swiss private banking group PKB Private Bank in partnership with our innovation boutique.


PKB ADDVENTURE ACADEMY aims to sustain early stage and high potential innovation startups. The program will offer strategic and operational support, including a range of services aimed at:


  • enhancing ideas to cultivate innovation

  • consolidating team resilience and strengthening risk awareness

  • introducing a structured approach and appropriate working tools

  • improving the effectiveness of management and organisational activities

  • creating a solid basis for building a scalable and successful business

  • seizing opportunities from local, national and international ecosystems


PKB ADDVENTURE ACADEMY provides a programme that will run from January 2024 to September 2024.


Following an initial scouting phase managed by Match Strategies, PKB Private Bank will select three early-stage startups based in Ticino by the end of 2023.


The three selected startups will have access to a process that includes:


  • A series of meetings/events, in which the 3 startups, the Match Strategies team and the PKB Private Bank panel will participate, aimed at peer-to-peer training to discuss issues sensitive to startup companies

  • A 100-hour voucher per startup, financed by PKB Private Bank, to receive strategic set-up and operational support provided by the Match Strategies team throughout the Academy in parallel with the meetings


The program includes a series of value-added activities, such as coaching and day-to-day management support, access to an extensive innovation network, connection to funding opportunities in the Swiss/European innovation ecosystem, support on strategic, business development, financial and marketing issues.


At the end of the 9-month Academy, a PKB jury will nominate the best performing startup in the programme during a dedicated ceremony, the PKB ACADEMY NIGHT.

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