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.


24.05.2022  Kraftwerk

Ecosystem Connect Event

Meet the Swiss startup ecosystem

Dieser Abend-Event findet im Rahmen des Innosuisse Start-up Trainings “Business Concept” statt. Es werden bis zu 30 spannende neue Startup-Ideen in einer Posterausstellung präsentiert. Kursteilnehmende haben die einmalige Möglichkeit, sich mit mehreren Vertretern des Schweizer Startup Ökosystems, u.a. Investoren, über ihre Ideen auszutauschen und wertvolle Kontakte für eventuelle zukünftige Kollaborationen zu knüpfen.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

  Technopark Zürich

ZKB Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award rewards a technical project on the verge of market launch that stands out due to its high level of innovation, proximity to the market and social relevance. It acknowledges the engagement and the risk-taking attitude of the startup and is presented by the Zürcher Kantonalbank and Technopark Zurich.