Ecosystem Connect Event

Meet the Swiss startup ecosystem
25.05.2021  Webinar

The Ecosystem Connect Event is part of the Innosuisse start-up training „Business Concept„.

The main goal of this event is to connect course participants with investors and representatives of the Swiss startup ecosystem and to establish important contacts to further develop and realize their business ideas. Investors and invited organizations of the Swiss Startup Ecosystem meet different venture teams in virtual rooms and have the chance to network with them.

Would you like to work on a start-up idea? Are you motivated to take your first steps in the Swiss startup ecosystem? Then sign up for the Business Concept course today! A maximum of 25 participants can take part in each course.

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b-to-v

btov, founded as , is a venture capital firm with offices in St. Gallen, Berlin, Munich and Luxembourg. With nearly 300 fee-paying members and about EUR 400 Million assets under management, it is also one of the leading networks of private startup investors in Europe.

Blum & Grob Rechtsanwälte

Blum&Grob is a renowned Swiss law firm located in the heart of Zurich. Our Startup-Team has longstanding and broad experience in advising startups of various industry sectors. We support our clients in all legal matters throughout any phase of a company’s life cycle.

Business Angels Switzerland

Business Angels Switzerland is an association of private individuals willing to invest time and money in small, newly–founded companies with innovative projects. They help startups to realize their potential.

Circular Economy Transition

Circular Economy Transition is a pioneer initiative that aims at accelerating the transition of Switzerland to a Circular Economy. In close collaboration with Impact Hub Switzerland, sanu durabilitas and with the support of the MAVA foundation, this initiative will contribute to drive the new paradigm for the future of business, policy making and society.

EO (Entrepreneur's Organization)

EO has been helping entrepreneurs achieve transformational growth since 1987. Their member network is committed to learning and helping each other succeed. Gain access to the world’s top experts. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much-needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.

ETH Entrepreneur Club

The Club‘s vision is to foster entrepreneurship in Switzerland and make Zurich the tech startup epicenter of Europe. The club organises many events, such as the Startup Speed Dating where students are matched with startups.

Helvetia Venture Fund

Helvetia Venture Fund are long-term investors in early-stage startups who will shape the future of insurance. This does not mean you need to be an "insurtech". In fact, most of their investments are outside the core of what you would typically call insurance. This is based on their belief that the future of our industry will be shaped by new technologies and business models, platforms and ecosystems.

Impact Hub Zurich

Impact Hub Zurich is a community of 1000+ innovators, startups & corporate partners. It operates two co-working spaces and Kraftwerk, all centrally located in Zürich. Since 2020, Impact Hub Zurich, ZHAW and Innosuisse joined forces to use synergies in the process of planning the Innosuisse event series.

Innosuisse

Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland. Learn about the many programs and trainings, they offer after module 2 "Business creation" participants.

Lightbird Ventures

Lightbird is a newly announced early-stage VC firm backing Swiss & European tech entrepreneurs. The team invests in B2B SaaS, Proptech, Fintech and Cybersecurity/Data & Analytics at Seed to Series A stage with ticket sizes between CHF 250k to 3M in a first investment.

Redalpine

Redalpine is a seed and early-stage venture investor. They invest in disruptive technologies with focus on highly scalable ICT and Health Tech models. They provide 10-years-plus experience as entrepreneurs and investors and have a great network and access to key opinion leaders.

RUNWAY Startup Incubator

Run by the ZHAW and supported by its partners ZKB and Technopark Winterthur the interdisciplinary Incubator RUNWAY offers startups in the early phase coaching, collaborative workspace and networking to accelerate their business and startup development. RUNWAY is a consortium partner of STARTUP CAMPUS.

SEIF

SEIF works with impact driven founders who aim to solve our planet’s most pressing global challenges, by employing and leveraging innovative business models within the marketplace. Their aim is to support passionate entrepreneurs in establishing product-market-fit and scale ventures with positive impact integrated at the core of their business model.

SICTIC

The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) is a non profit association that connects smart money investors with early-stage tech startups.

Startfeld

Startfeld Incubator - Everything a startup needs to take-off. startfeld is a point of contact for all those who want to realise a business idea and implement it in Eastern Switzerland. startfeld offers services in the four areas of Advice & Coaching, Courses & Events, Financing and Space & Infrastructure.

Startupticker

Startupticker.ch is the online platform for young entrepreneurs, innovators and supporters. The hub increases the visibility of young Swiss companies and serves to highlight the diverse and vibrant start-up scene.

Technology Fund

Climate protection through innovative technologies: The Technology Fund offers loan guarantees to Swiss companies whose novel products contribute to a sustainable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Technopark Alliance

Comprising the TECHNOPARK facilities in Schlieren, Winterthur and Zurich. It increases awareness of knowledge and technology transfer, promotion of innovation and emerging entrepreneurs, and optimising conditions for startups and spinoffs.

UZH Innovation Hub

The UZH Innovation Hub fosters innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. It supports students and researchers at UZH to become successful entrepreneurs by offering trainings, advice and funding. The strategic innovation clusters within the Hub offers communities for young entrepreneurs, enabling access to expertise and platforms for peer-exchange.

Zürcher Kantonalbank

ZKB offers professional support in equity and startup financing or mezzanine capital. They have been supporting entrepreneurs in building up their business for almost 150 years. So your business idea can flourish on a stable financial foundation from the very beginning. They are looking for companies and entrepreneurs with a solid business plan and promising future prospects.

Wingman Ventures

Wingman Ventures is Switzerland’s leading pre-seed fund backing founder teams in tech to become global market leaders. They also just launched a campusfunds where they support student entrepreneurs by launching a student-run VC fund investing in 15 startups per year at ETHZ, EPFL and HSG.

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