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SWISS STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

We're all about empowering innovators and that's why we've gathered a list of organizations that are like-minded to help you along your journey and encourage you to venture forward.
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Be-Advanced AG

Be-advanced AG supports local entrepreneurs and startups by offering two acceleration programs: the Be-advance startup challenge and the HighFlyer program. Furthermore, Be-Advanced AG helps to connect startups with its network and gives them visibility through its communications channels.

CP Start-up

Centro Promozione Start-up (CP Start-up) is an incubator and accelerator for innovative ideas settling in Ticino.

Climate-KIC

Stimulating the energy and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs to lead the charge with new climate-positive business models is a powerful way to address climate change across sectors and systems. Climate-KIC identifies, supports and invests in entrepreneurs through every stage of innovation, helping them move from initial concepts, through testing and demonstration to achieve commercial scale.

DART

DART is an Incubator for teams that build technologies for a human future. They are seeking ideas that will improve the way we live, learn, work, heal, collaborate, and treat our environment and invest in founders who show them the potential positive impact of emerging technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, Spatial Computing, Blockchain, Brain-Computer Interface, Artificial Intelligence, Sensors and Robotics.

EPFL Innogrants

The EPFL Startup unit encourages and supports startup creation through events, business trips and grants (xGrants, Innogrants).

ETH ieLab

The ETH Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab (ieLab) is the home of Pioneer Fellows (grant holders) and ETH spin-offs. The ieLab provides coaching by serial entrepreneurs and industry experts, provides entrepreneurship training, organizes events and gives access to investors and the Swiss start-up ecosystem.

Enable

Enable invests in tomorrow’s technology, today – by providing early-stage funding, expertise and passion.

GENILEM

GENILEM mission is to empower entrepreneurial spirit, thanks to trainings and long term coaching for innovative entrepreneurs. Since 1995, more than 230 startups have been coached during 3 years, entering a very selective and intensive program, focused on sales, leadership and go-to-market strategy.

Gotham

Gotham is the biggest coworking space in Switzerland. 15 coworking, coliving and event spaces will be opening in the next 2 years in prime locations.

Impact Hub Lausanne

Impact Hub (Lausanne) inspires, enables and connects entrepreneurs and innovators to prototype new models for a society that works for all. We offer access to an inspiring working space, a vibrant learning community, startup incubation programmes, inspiring events and innovative workshops and courses. As a member, you join a community of over 15 000 members in 100+ Impact Hubs across the world, innovating for a new kind of economy.

Innosuisse

Innosuisse supports science-based innovation projects. From preliminary studies right through to projects without implementation partners – your start-up opportunities are manifold.

Leva

The FundTech Startup Leva develops solutions to help companies raise funds faster and in a more cost-effective way. Funding rounds are complicated matters for startups and investors. The more investors want to invest in a startup, the longer and more expensive the process becomes. With Leva’s Venture Syndicate, investors can easily set-up an investment syndicate and pool capital to jointly co-invest in a project. Leva published Switzerland's first “Venture Funding Map”. The map showcases 123 investors and business angel organizations that have offices in Switzerland:
https://askleva.typeform.com/to/O3qYetQS

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