Ecosystem Connect Event

Meet the Swiss startup ecosystem
24.05.2022  Kraftwerk

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 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!

Connect Event Partners

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.

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.

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 ETH Entrepreneur Club is a student-run initiative with the vision to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and encourage them to pursue their dreams. They host a co-working space with more than 25 early stage, ETH-related startups and organise 30 events per year. This includes InCube, an international design thinking competition, Launch, a startup and entrepreneurship conference and the F*ckUp Nights, an inspirational event about the meaning of failure.

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.

kineo Finance

kineo finance is a Swiss-headquartered asset financing partner with global reach and subsidiaries in Germany and the USA. Through smart asset financing and working capital solutions, kineo enables tech startups to successfully commercialize their products “as a service”. Their goal is to help young companies accelerating their growth and driving adoption of their products with the help of tailor-made financing solutions.

Leadership Lighthouse Association

Leadership Lighthouse Association supports startups and young leaders with leadership training and coaching, team/company growth programs and talent development services. With our support programs, we cultivate a new generation of strong and resilient startup leaders who will positively impact our society over many years. To foster the matchmaking between promising projects, high potential startups and talented (young) entrepreneurs we have created the platform StartupLeaders.

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.

Scope Law

Scope Law AG is a Zurich based business law firm providing expert legal advice and representation in all practice areas commercially relevant for companies, including Startup & Venture Capital; Corporate Law, M&A and Corporate Finance; Contract & Commercial; Employment & Social Security; Litigation & Procedures; Intellectual Property, Technology & IT; Privacy & Data Protection. As a dynamic law firm with a lean structure, we can offer you efficient and practical solutions – on the best terms and conditions.

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.

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.

Swiss Startup Association

The Swiss Startup Association (SSA) has been committed for over 5 years to supporting a successful local scene. SSA is striving for the vision to make Switzerland the number one startup hotspot in Europe. With a young, motivated team and a network of experienced supporters, the SSA acts as the common voice for Swiss startups. It represents the interests and opinions of startups related to economy, politics, and society.

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.

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

Zürcher Kantonalbank is the close bank and successfully positions itself as a universal bank with regional roots and international networking. Among other things, Zürcher Kantonalbank actively promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in Switzerland as an active investor and through various partnerships, such as its support for the RUNWAY incubator and the Pioneer Award.

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