New partnership between Mazars Switzerland and MassChallenge Switzerland

Lausanne, February 15, 2018 – Mazars Switzerland announced partnership with MassChallenge Switzerland. By joining MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge’s global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, Mazars Switzerland will work directly with the 2018 class of high-impact, high-potential that use technology and data to develop innovative business models, products or services.

In exchange, Mazars will provide in-kind tax and accounting services for MassChallenge Switzerland. 

"We are delighted to have Mazars as a new partner of our accelerator and we intend to leverage this partnership for mutual benefit, with the hope of bringing world-class accountancy, tax and advisory skills to our ecosystem of startups and partners. This is an important step in consolidating our acceleration program,” said Thierry Duvanel, Managing Director of MassChallenge Switzerland. 

José Caneda, CEO of Mazars, added: “We are honored to participate to the adventure of MassChallenge and to be surrounded by world-class startups developing innovative business models, products or services as we need to be innovative in our industry”. 

About Mazars

The Mazars Group is an organization of 20,000 professionals operating in 86 countries on 5 continents. With 160 collaborators across its offices in Geneva, Fribourg, Lausanne, Sion and Zurich, Mazars provides services in the areas of audit, taxation, corporate advisory, accounting and financial support. Its client portfolio combines both multinationals, SMEs, startups and private clients. They all find in Mazars this business culture based on diversity, independence and entrepreneurial mindset. 

About Masschallenge 

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, 1,495 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at The MassChallenge Founding Partners are Barry Callebaut, Bühler, GEA, Givaudan, Inartis Foundation, Nestlé, Swiss Economic Forum.