What we fight for
We are here to ensure that there will be a new generation of successful startups in Switzerland at all times. From daily business to political statements – we will always support startup founders and entrepreneurs.
Enablers - we are giving back!
Melanie Gabriel, Co-founder & CMO Yokoy | Arijana Walcott, Entrepreneur, Investor & Board Member | Miro Hegnauer, founder & CEO Konova AG | Michael Dudli, founder & CEO Xelon | Raphael Tobler, co-founder & CEO eduwo | Gregory Inauen, co-founder grape health | Fabian Mächler, co-founder grape health | Simon Furer, director of finance Auterion | Pascal Brunner, CEO Vatorex AG | Péter Fankhauser, CEO & co-founder ANYbotics | Heinz Karrer, Präsident des Stiftungsrates bei UniBE Foundation | Alex Fries, co-Founder Alpana Ventures SA | Fabian J. Birchler, credit risk analyst swisspeers | Andreas Iten, co-founder & CEO F10 | Patrick Mark, Start-up Lawyer, Entrepreneur and Investor | Anastasia Mihajlova, Business Development & Operations EuroTube Foundation | Yingbo Seiler, Representative at Shenzhen European Office in Switzerland | Gian Sbetta, VCs & Startups at AWS | Sandro Berchier, Senior Associate Consultant Bain & Company | Mugeeb Hassan, VP of Engineering at omo health | Dorian Ebneter, CEO BV4 | Alyssia Kugler, Executive Corporate Communications Farner Consulting, Board EC Winterthur | Léa Miggiano, Co-Founder & CMO Carvolution | Ertan Wittwer, Founder bestsmile | Monika Krewer, collaboration coach and startup advisor | Christian Sutter, Co-Founder Mympact | Chantal Schmelz, Head of Corporate communication Dali Discount | Ankit Anand, Vice President of Software Engineering Sleepiz AG | Valentin Binnendiijk, Co-founder and CPO Aioma | Thomas Banz, Berater Klara.ch | Jonas Krauss, Vice President of Business Sleepiz AG | Nicholas Hänny, CEO & CMO Nikin AG | Jeremias Meier, Partner at session.vc, bexio Co-Founder | Iwona Fluda, Ministry of Creativity GmbH | Sophie Lamparter, Founder & Managing Partner DART Labs | Andy Schwarzenbach, Inhaber BlackRiver, Gründer Hitzberger & Startup-Exit.ch | SalesPlaybook, Helping committed B2B Entrepreneurs scale sales | Ksenia Tugay, Strategic Innovation Expert Groupe Mutuel | Cédric Waldburger, General Partner & Founder Tomahawk.VC | James Miners, Head of startup & innovation programs Font
Join the mission
Together we can level up the whole Swiss startup ecosystem from pre-seed to IPO!
Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank
Account holder: Swiss Startup Association
IBAN: CH17 0070 0110 0058 2680 4
- Go for Gold and donate between CHF 1’000 and 10’000.
You will get listed with a photo, if wanted.
- Go for Silver and donate between CHF 100 and 1’000.
You will get listed as text, if wanted.
- If you’re interested in donating more than CHF 10’000, get in contact with our President
How it works
- You choose an amount and donate it via bank transfer, TWINT or PayPal.
- We get in touch with you to collect your details and send you a post template for LinkedIn.
- Post it and share with the world that you are committed to a successful startup ecosystem! If you want: nominate 3 other founders by tagging them.
Join the mission! And support future founders.
What does the operations team do?
The operations team consists of a managing director and two interns. As the interface between the strategic board, the operative volunteers, and relevant stakeholders of the Swiss startup ecosystem they are the heart of our organization. They realize ideas, lead projects, coordinate the volunteers and ensure that the association works efficiently towards the same goals.
What makes the Swiss Startup Association unique?
The Swiss Startup Association is the non-profit umbrella organization of the Swiss startup ecosystem. Thanks to our Advisory Board and Board of Directors, we are well connected and benefit from their different backgrounds in startups, politics, and versatile businesses. This power helps us create a voice for Swiss founders and represent startups in politics, society, and the economy.
Our two main goals are; more startups and better conditions for existing startups. To achieve these, we are working on different topics and projects. We are always looking to team up with like-minded organizations and individuals in the startup ecosystem in order to create synergies and connect the best of both worlds.
Our current milestones
700 Members: The Swiss Startup Association is growing rapidly.
Events: Over 30 Networking and/or Educational Events per year.
Benefits: Over 35 exclusive offers of various software and services.
Legal Desk: Legal templates and advice from our partner law firms.
List of investors: An overview of the Swiss investor landscape.
Investor factsheet: A document that is accepted by several organizations and thus making the funding process more efficient.
Youth Entrepreneurship: Guest lectures at Gymnasiums throughout Switzerland to pick up the talents of tomorrow.