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Top 29 Accelerators and Incubators in Switzerland in 2024

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If you are looking to start your business in Switzerland, it is never a bad idea to join an accelerator or incubator.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses by providing them with office space, advice and access to potential partners, investors, and customers.

In this article, we have collected the 29 most popular accelerators and incubators from Switzerland.


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1) Venture Kick

Venture Kick

Venture Kick was founded in 2007 with the intention of boosting the number of startups from Swiss universities, accelerating their time to market, and making these companies more appealing to foreign investors.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Schlieren
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Beat Schillig, Jordi Montserrat, Pascale Vonmont
  • Industries: ICT, Life Science, Cleantech, HighTech
  • Number of investments: 1,241
  • Number of exits: 41
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 39

You can find their website here.

2) MassChallenge Switzerland

MassChallenge Switzerland

MassChallenge gives brave entrepreneurs the tools they need to shake up the status quo and make changes that will last.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Renens
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Sustainable Food, Sustainability, Climate, HealthTech
  • Number of investments: 98
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

3) Seedstars

Seedstars

Seedstars is a global organisation whose goal is to improve people's lives in emerging and frontier markets through technology and entrepreneurship.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Geneva
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Adrien de Loes, Michael Weber, Pierre-Alain Masson
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 77
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

4) Virtual Network

Virtual Network

Since 1997, the Swiss Internet Group Virtual Network has been building, funding, and starting up digital projects.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Nyon
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: Stephane Pictet
  • Industries: Information Technology
  • Number of investments: 32
  • Number of exits: 9

You can find their website here.

5) FONGIT

FONGIT

FONGIT is a business in Geneva that helps tech startups get started and grow.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Geneva
  • Started in: 1991
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 30

You can find their website here.

6) F10

F10

Tenity is a global ecosystem for innovation and an early-stage investor that helps innovations work and moves the future of finance forwards.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Andreas Iten, Markus Graf
  • Industries: FinTech, InsurTech, Regtech
  • Number of investments: 27
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 26

You can find their website here.

7) NIVALIS Group

NIVALIS Group

Nivalis Group helps and invests in high-tech startups that focus on automation, robotics, additive manufacturing, and artificial intelligence.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Villaz-saint-pierre
  • Started in: 2002
  • Industries: Automation, Robotics, AI, Additive Manufacturing
  • Number of investments: 27
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

8) Hemex

Hemex

HEMEX is a small and medium-sized business (SME) based in Liestal, Switzerland, with a branch in Germany. It helps new and established biotech and medical device companies with a wide range of skills.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Liestal
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Pascal Winnen, Paul Hadváry
  • Industries: Healthcare, Technology
  • Number of investments: 09

You can find their website here.

9) DART Labs I Ventures

DART Labs I Ventures

DART Labs I Ventures believes that the biggest problems in the world can be solved by bringing together new technologies and people from all over the world.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Arijana Walcott, Sophie Lamparter
  • Industries: HealthTech, Climate, Decarbonization, Food, Agriculture, Sustainable Materials
  • Number of investments: 07
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 52

You can find their website here.

10) Digitourism

Digitourism

Digitourism is meant to encourage innovation in digital realities like virtual reality and augmented reality and how they can be used in the tourism industry.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Sion
  • Industries: Tourism
  • Number of investments: 05

You can find their website here.

11) Hammer Team

Hammer Team

The goal of Hammer Teams is to help B2B software companies as they start up and grow.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cham
  • Started in: 2014
  • Industries: Software
  • Number of investments: 04

You can find their website here.

12) Pioneering Ventures

Pioneering Ventures

Pioneering Ventures is one of India's best agri-food platforms. Its speciality is incubating and building large-scale, vertically-integrated agri-food businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2004
  • Industries: AgTech, Sustainable Food, Food, Agriculture
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

13) Rejuveron Life Sciences

Rejuveron Life Sciences

Rejuveron Life Sciences is a biotechnology platform company that invests in people and ideas to develop medicines.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Schlieren
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Christian Angermayer, Matthias Steger
  • Industries: Life Science
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

14) BaseLaunch

BaseLaunch

BaseLaunch works with scientists and business owners to help start and grow innovative biotech companies that are making new medicines.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Allschwil
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Technology, Science
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

15) Swiss Start Up Factory

Swiss Start Up Factory

Swiss Start Up Factory are entrepreneurs at heart, and they use a complex framework to analyse, choose, and test ideas for new businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Max Meister, Mike Baur, Oliver Walzer
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 02
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

16) Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund AG

Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund AG

In 2018, the Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund AG was started. It was the first impact investor in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that only invests in disruptive business models.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Umut Ertan
  • Industries: Real Estate, Construction, Ecommerce, Logistics, Automobiles, Electromobility, MedTech, Food, Cleantech
  • Number of investments: 02
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

17) Atrinum. | Ventures

Atrinum. | Ventures

Atrinum Ventures is a Swiss Micro VC company that invests in and gives advice to companies in the early and middle stages of growth.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zug
  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Sustainability, FinTech, Health,
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

18) TREA Ventures

TREA Ventures

TREA Ventures is backing the Zurich-based Proptech startups.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

19) Global Changemakers

Global Changemakers

Global Changemakers is an international youth organisation that has pioneered the support of youth-led sustainable development.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2007
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

20) Tugboat

Tugboat

Tugboat provides investment opportunities in high-potential start-up firms, giving investors unique access to high-risk/high-return investments.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Founders: Rico Chandra, Stephan Habegger
  • Industries: HighTech
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

21) FONGIT Innovation Fund

FONGIT Innovation Fund

The goal of the Fongit Creativity Fund is to speed up creativity in tech-based startups, scale-ups, and SMEs that are growing quickly.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Geneva
  • Started in: 2021
  • Industries: Electronics, Hardware, ICT, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Sustainability, Ecommerce, Robotic Systems, Diagnostics, B2B Ecommerce, Energy, Cleantech, Medical Equipment, HealthTech, Biotech
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

22) Venturelab

Venturelab

Venturelab makes and runs programs that help the best startup people get to the next level of their careers.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Beat Schillig, Jordi Montserrat
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

23) Windmill Ventures

Windmill Ventures

Windmill Ventures invests in great founders and gives them access to our knowledge and time in exchange for a share of the company. This helps them build powerful digital experiences that change the world.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Baar
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Wealthtech, HealthTech

You can find their website here.

24) BlueLion Incubator

BlueLion Incubator

BlueLion Incubator is the only incubator in Zurich that helps pre-seed startups and is not for profit.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2011
  • Industries: HealthTech, Climate Tech

You can find their website here.

25) DayOne accelerator

DayOne accelerator

DayOne is helping to shape the future of health by speeding up digital transformation in Europe's leading healthcare and life sciences hub.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Basel
  • Industries: MedTech, Medical Devices, HealthTech, AI, Health Monitoring, Medical Access

You can find their website here.

26) Xandance & Partners GmbH

Xandance & Partners GmbH

Xandance & Partners GmbH is a Swiss family office that helps a number of direct investments that are good for the future and the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Stäfa
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Werner Schünemann
  • Industries: Sustainability, Food Security, FoodTech, AgTech

You can find their website here.

27) Toilet Board Coalition

Toilet Board Coalition

Since its founding in 2015, the Toilet Board Coalition has worked to speed up business solutions to the global sanitation crisis.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Geneva
  • Started in: 2014
  • Industries: WaterTech

You can find their website here.

28) InnoPeaks

InnoPeaks

InnoPeaks is a program for new companies that are making changes in Healthtech and Insurtech.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Martigny
  • Industries: HealthTech, InsurTech

You can find their website here.

29) Zurich Innovation Championship

Zurich Innovation Championship

The Zurich Innovation Championship is a global competition for startups and entrepreneurs with bold ideas and new ways of thinking.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Zürich
  • Industries: Technology

You can find their website here.

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