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Startup Ecosystem

We provide a national platform to foster support and innovation to grow the Swiss startup ecosystem. We increase national and international cooperation, connect corporates to startups and work to strengthen this network. Our goal is to position Switzerland as a leading global tech hub.

What is it about

Our initiatives focus on increasing local and international connectedness. We match our corporate membership base with high-growth ScaleUps and top talent. This helps to accelerate growth and the strength of the Swiss startup ecosystem.

Key messages

Key messages

Startup matchmaking

We match Swiss and international ScaleUps with our corporate member base to foster innovation and stay ahead of the game.

Key messages

Ecosystem building

We support and grow the Swiss startup ecosystem with our partners and intensify local and international connectedness.

Key messages

National innovation platform

We build bridges between corporates, startups, investors, hubs and academia.

Startup Bootcamps

We match corporate members with innovative ScaleUps and talent to speed-up digital transformation and success.

Market Entry

The Market Entry Bootcamp offers promising international startups a deep-dive into the Swiss entrepreneurship ecosystem, via access to leading Swiss corporations, Swiss accelerator and incubator programmes, as well as public institutions.

Survival Mode Podcast

Imagine you woke up one morning only to find the entire economic landscape has changed. Welcome to survival mode, a podcast that explores how entrepreneurs navigate the COVID-19 crisis. In this podcast, we explore how Swiss startups find new revenue streams, enter unexpected markets and sometimes reinvent their business model entirely.

Startup Days

digitalswitzerland is a proud partner of the Swiss Startup Days. This is one of the leading events for the Swiss startup ecosystem with over 800 selected participants.

Venture Kick

Venture Kick and its programmes and events aim to close the gaps within the Swiss innovation chain. Venture Kick focuses on supporting the development of both Swiss and international founders, from the first idea to the successful scaling for international markets.

Swiss Accelerator Network

The Swiss Accelerator Network combines the best acceleration programmes in Switzerland. Our goal is to connect and foster the Swiss ecosystem and scale it internationally. We are happy to form this network with the leading accelerator programs in our country. We are collaborating to give Startups and Scaleups from all over the world the best accelerator environment possible.

Beyond Tech Podcast

In this weekly short-form podcast, we take you beyond the usual techie jargon, and teach you something new about the latest developments in technology with leaders from some of Switzerland’s most innovative Startups – all in around 10 minutes. In other words, no tech background required, your curiosity is all that’s needed!

Contact us

Get in touch for more information on our varied programmes and activities.

Matthias Zwingli
Senior Project Manager Startup Enablement & International Connectivity