Giving back for future founders

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.

Startup Visa

Switzerland deserves the best talents.

Investor Factsheet

One standardised factsheet for the ecosystem.


Improvement and unification in the taxation of employee shares.

Youth Entrepreneurship

Implement entrepreneurship as a career possibility.

Move forward by giving back

To be able to continue to fight for these goals, we need your help. We can successfully focus on improving the conditions of the startup ecosystem only if the financing of our projects is certain. Therefore, we need CHF 200,000 to ensure the funding for the next two years.

Important to mention is that we are a non-profit organisation and the entire board, the advisory board, as well as the volunteers, work without a salary. After building a solid foundation, the Swiss Startup Association will be able to finance itself through membership fees, partnerships, and projects.

We have raised 53'000


with the support of 54


and 22


Thank you

Enablers - we are giving back!

Bettina Hein serial entrepreneur, startup investor and marketing expert
Andreas Goeldi internet technologist, serial entrepreneur and startup investor
Christian Wenger startup investor, digital shaper and attorney at law
Paul E. Sevinç entrepreneur, technologist, founder of Doodle.com and co-initiator of Ledgy.com
Manuel Grenacher serial tech entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Unique, founder of Coresystems and Mila
Alan Frei CMO Amorana at Lovehoney Group
Matthias Brunner entrepreneur and investor at various industries and companies, former co-partner at Infinigate
Maria Zazo Head Ecosystem Mobility at AXA
Frontify Team Startup, St.Gallen
Niklas Nikolajsen Founder and Chairman Bitcoin Suisse AG
Cyrille Boinay Business facilitator & coach, Serial entrepreneur, co-founder of DPS Skis, Bcomp AG, Lars Brillen AG, Ileve District. Branding and marketing specialist
Beat Scheidegger Verwaltungsrat - Unternehmer - Lehrbeauftragter
Mike Baur Swiss Venture Investor
Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler Chief Digital Officer, Swisscom Group
Joel Roos Founder of vay.ai, Managing Director Nautilus Switzerland, former pro athlete
Andreas Brenner Founder & Chairman Avrios
Ben Simon Entrepreneur & Investor
Michael Maximilian Mueller Co-CFO at Raisin DS
Swisspreneur Team Nonprofit on a mission to promote and advance entrepreneurship in Switzerland
Hermann Arnold Co-founder/co-initiator 42hacks
Adrian Locher Founder & CEO of Merantix
Paul Hanley Managing Director Frank Recruitment Group
Tobias Häckermann Co-Founder & CEO Sherpany
Rready Team Startup, Zurich
Maximilian Groth Co-Founder & CEO Decentriq
Max M. Dietz CEO at Assaia – The ApronAI
Oliver Walzer Co-Founder & COO at Swiss Startup Group AG

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

Join the mission

Together we can level up the whole Swiss startup ecosystem from pre-seed to IPO!

Due to high handling fees for Twint and PayPal, we recommend you donate via bank transfer.
Donate via bank transfer

Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank
Account holder: Swiss Startup Association
IBAN: CH17 0070 0110 0058 2680 4

Donate via Twint

Donate via PayPal


  • 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

  1. You choose an amount and donate it via bank transfer, TWINT or PayPal.
  2. We get in touch with you to collect your details and send you a post template for LinkedIn.
  3. 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 project management team do?

The project management 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 organisation. They realise ideas, lead projects, coordinate the volunteers and ensure that association works efficiently towards the same goals.

What makes the Swiss Startup Association unique?

The Swiss Startup Association is the non-profit umbrella organisation 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 towards politics, society and 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 likeminded organisations and individuals of the startup ecosystem in order to create synergies and to connect the best of both worlds.

Our current milestones

500 Members: The Swiss Startup Association is growing rapidly.

Benefits: Over 30 exclusive offers of various software and services.

Legal Desk: Free 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 organisations and thus making the funding process more efficient.

Youth Entrepreneurship: Guest lectures at Gymnasien throughout Switzerland to pick up the talents of tomorrow.

Your contact

Do you need additional information?

I will be happy to help you with your enquiries!

Raphael Tobler

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