ArtTech Prize 2023



The ArtTech Prize is an international competition created in 2017 by the ArtTech Foundation to support entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative industries.

See candidates from previous editions here.

In 2023, 8 start-ups were selected by an international jury and invited to pitch their project at the ArtTech Forum, on September 15.

The winner of the ArtTech Prize was granted with a prize of CHF 10,000 and coaching sessions. The nominated start-ups can benefit from the coaching as well.

The 2023 applications are closed.


The selection criteria and process

An international jury selected 8 start-ups, according the main criteria below:

1. Originality of the project
2. Technological innovation and its implementation for the Arts and Culture
3. Value for the customers / public / cultural institutions
4. Market size and penetration, geographical range
5. Economics and financing
6. Quality and expertise of the leadership team

The 8 nominated start-ups were invited to present their project with a 3 minute pitch at the ArtTech Forum 2023, on September 15 in Villars (Switzerland). The winner was chosen by the audience and the ArtTech community.


Conditions to apply

The start-up was created in the last 7 years.

Its representant were able to come to Switzerland for the ArtTech Forum 2023.

The candidacy was filled in online and submitted with all the below
information in English, via the application form:

  1. 1. Company name
  2. 2. Sector
  3. 3. Incorporation date
  4. 4. Headquarter location
  5. 5. Contact person (email)
  6. 6. Website
  7. 7. Investment amount needed for next round
  8. 8. Expected returns for investors at 3-5 years
  9. 9. Founders’ presentation 5 to 10 lines
  10. 10. Company’s pitch around 10 lines – and/or a video link
  11. 11. Financial objectives (when break-even is expected + Projected revenues: 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
  12. 12. Ambitions: In 5 years, where do you see your global leadership?
  13. 13. Investor’s pitchdeck download link (WeTransfer)


Practical details

Each participant was informed of the results, by the end of July 2023.

If the start-up was nominated, the ArtTech Foundation took charge of the transportation and accommodation fees for one person per start-up.

The ArtTech Foundation communicated about the nominated start-ups via its newsletter and social media.

Personal data (protection guaranteed) is transferred to the ArtTech Foundation and used for the sole purpose of processing the candidacies to the ArtTech Prize 2023.

For any information, please contact us.