Support Systems for Entrepreneurs in Switzerland

Are you also a Swiss-based startup looking for ways to establish yourself in your industry? We have four of our personal favourite support systems here to help you out on your journey to success.

IFJ is a Swiss incorporation service that found its ground back in 1989.
Some key benefits they offer:

Retrieved from IFJ

Venturelab is an independent spin-off from IFJ that designs and supports “the best entrepreneurs in Switzerland.”
Some key benefits they offer:

  • Supports over 1,000 startups in their global expansion through their strong international networks and partners such as CreditSuisse and Swisscom
  • Run many different programs and trainings that cover the aspects of networking, training, business development acceleration or fundraising
  • Hosts various workshops and events
Retrieved from Entrepreneurship-Training

Swiss Innovation Agency, also known as Innosuisse, is an entity that promotes science-based innovations in the interests of the industry and society of Switzerland, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups in Switzerland.
Some key benefits they offer:

Retrieved from BCV

BCV Silicon Valley Startup Camp is partnered with the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the Polytechnic University of Lausanne (EPFL), and the specialised universities (HES) in the region of Vaud with the aim to send 10 young soon-to-be entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley.
Some key benefits they offer:

  • Collaborate with Swissnex San Francisco whose goal is to foster exchange in research, education, innovation, and the arts
  • Custom-made workshops, visit various campuses, observe start-ups, meet with venture capitalists, and tour companies such as AirBnB or Twitter

    To keep informed and up-to-date about the upcoming edition, just “like” their Facebook page.

We really hope that these support systems help you unleash and strengthen your inner entrepreneur and that you join KALAB in the journey of becoming a successful startup!

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