Startup Enablement

Helping entrepreneurs to grow and scale – providing members with high-speed access to innovation

Young entrepreneurs are the source of new and brilliant ideas, moving with great agility. At the same time, they benefit from a strong community to overcome obstacles during the set-up of their business and when seeking to scale.

Our initiatives provide startups with vital business knowledge and coaching, offer rich networking opportunities and provide access to funding.

In a world in flux, companies need to unlock new ideas and business models to stay on top and compete with new global players. Our corporate members and sponsors benefit from high-speed access to leading startups and top talents that can help them accelerate their own ideas and digital transformation processes.

Survival Mode Podcast

Imagine you woke up one morning only to find the entire economical 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.

Listen to all Survival Mode episodes here. 

digitalswitzerland Bootcamps

A strong startup ecosystem is at the heart of innovation. Therefore, we launched a new entrepreneurial programme for startups: the digitalswitzerland Startup Bootcamps.

Market entry Bootcamps – For International Startups

The Market Entry Bootcamps present international startups with a deep-dive into the Swiss entrepreneurship ecosystem via access to leading Swiss corporations, Swiss accelerator and incubator programs as well as public institutions.

Scale up Bootcamps – For National Startups

The Scale up Bootcamp offers Swiss Scale up startups rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate their businesses.

More information on our Startup Bootcamps

Startup Invest

Startup Invest is Switzerland’s leading financing platform for Swiss High-Tech Startups. Next to being a matchmaking platform between investors and startups for all range of investments from Seed to later stage investments, it is also the main force for the professionalization of the Business Angel and Venture Capital ecosystem in Switzerland.

Learn more about Startup INVEST

Venture Kick

Venture Kick and its programs 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.

Visit the website Venture Kick

Swiss Accelerator Network

The Swiss Accelerator Network combines the best acceleration programs in Switzerland. Our goal at digitalswitzerland is to connect and foster the Swiss ecosystem and scale it internationally. Therefore, 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.

Learn more about Swiss Accelerator Network