Events & Awards

Networking is the A and O in the startup world. We organize interesting events, awards and conferences for entrepreneurs, startups, coaches, but also for investors and business angels throughout the whole year.


The Spirit of Entrepreneurial Leadership

How did the GetYourGuide founders manage to develop the start-up into a Unicorn and receive nearly $500 million in financing? Co-Founder Tobias Rein will be our guest at the next Pioneers’n’Legens Webinar on August 24! Please note that the Webinar will be held in German.

  Technopark Zurich

Energy Startup Day

Innovative Startups meet Industry

The Energy and Cleantech Startup day is a yearly event connecting ground-breaking startups to incumbent companies, public institutions and new actors to foster relationships and collaboration.

Business Ideas

Startup Stories

Get to know successful founders as well as alumni from past Innosuisse Startup Trainings who will talk about their personal startup stories (of success AND failure) and share their founding experiences with you. A real necessity for anyone who wants to take the plunge into entrepreneurship!


Our best startups

The best ideas of the Innosuisse start-up trainings (Business Concept, Business Creation, Business Growth) provided by STARTUP CAMPUS are awarded with the STARTUP CAMPUS Award.

Your Chance for up to $25,000!

Start your startup adventure with the ZHAW Startup Challenge! With or without an idea, with or without a team – it doesn’t matter! We’ll help and bring you together with startup-interested students. Experience an exciting time with great people, learn more about entrepreneurship and self-employment and don’t miss the chance of a trip to the USA.

Startup idea competition

The Young Entrepreneur Award for ideas and concepts with high development potential is awarded by the St. Galler Kantonalbank to an eastern Swiss start-up each year.

  Technopark Zurich

ZKB Pionierpreis Technopark

Empowering Swiss deep-tech spirit

Encouraging young entrepreneurs: this is the most important goal of the Pionierpreis. Every year, one particularly innovative, technology-driven start-up from Switzerland receives the prestigious award. The winning companies are about to enter the market with their novel product idea. Zürcher Kantonalbank, the largest Swiss cantonal bank, and the Foundation Technopark Zurich, a pioneer in technology transfer, are the sponsoring organizations of the award, which has been presented since 2001.

20.05.2020  Zurich

ETH EC Award

Dream Big

The ETH Entrepreneur’s Club rewards the best startup ideas and concepts. Requirements: Early Stage, Not Funded, Innovative

Big ideas start small

Founded in 2016, MassChallenge Switzerland has quickly become a leading driver of innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe by connecting startups with the experts and resources they need to grow.

Companies for tomorrow

“venture” is an initiative of ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company Switzerland, Knecht Holding, the innovation promotion agency Innosuisse and the EPFL. The leading Swiss start-up competition supports young entrepreneurs in setting up their own businesses.