Move forward by giving back

Are you a founder, entrepreneur or a connected person in the ecosystem of the Swiss economy?
The Swiss Startup Association is here to ensure that there will always be a new generation of successful founders and startups in Switzerland! 

From daily business to political statements – we support founders in their challenges and help them to become more successful.
The Swiss Startup Association currently consists of 500 startup members and will always represent the point of view of founders. 

But we have one big challenge: we can only fully and successfully focus on expanding the values for the ecosystem, if the financing of our projects is ensured.We therefore need CHF 200,000 for the next two years.
Important to mention: We are a non-profit organisation and the entire board, the advisory board and 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!

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ENABLERS

Bettina Hein

serial entrepreneur, startup investor and marketing expert

Andreas Goeldi

Andreas Goeldi

internet technologist, serial entrepreneur and startup investor

Christian Wenger

Christian Wenger

startup investor, digital shaper and attorney at law

Paul E. Sevinç

Paul E. Sevinç

entrepreneur, technologist, founder of Doodle.com and co-initiator of Ledgy.com

Manuel Grenacher

Manuel Grenacher

serial tech entrepreneur, co-founder
and CEO of Unique, founder of Coresystems and Mila

Matthias Brunner

Matthias Brunner

entrepreneur and investor at various industries and companies, former co-partner at Infinigate

Maria Zazo Startup SSA

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

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 | Melanie Gabriel, Co-founder & CMO Yokoy | Péter Frankhauser, CEO & co-founder ANYbotics

Join the mission

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

We recommend that you donate via bank transfer. Due to the rather high handling fee of our TWINT service provider RaiseNow, we lose a portion of your donation.

Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank
Account holder: Swiss Startup Association
BIC: ZKBKCHZZ80A
IBAN: CH17 0070 0110 0058 2680 4

Rules

  • 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 Managing Director.
  • We only list humans! The name of the startup, corporate, organisation, foundation, etc. will be mentioned additionally.

How it works

  1. You get nominated by a founder.
  2. You choose an amount and donate it via bank transfer or TWINT.
  3. We get in touch with you to collect your details and send you a post template for LinkedIn.
  4. You nominate 3 founders by sharing the post on LinkedIn and tagging them.

You are not nominated but want to give back anyway?
Join the mission! And support future founders.

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.

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.

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

Mirjam Wenger Startup SSA

Mirjam Wenger

Managing Director
Swiss Startup Association

Do you need
additional information?

I will be happy
to help you with your enquiries!

Send me an email or book a call

Join the mission

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

We recommend that you donate via bank transfer. Due to the rather high handling fee of our TWINT service provider RaiseNow, we lose a portion of your donation.

Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank
Account holder: Swiss Startup Association
BIC: ZKBKCHZZ80A
IBAN: CH17 0070 0110 0058 2680 4