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.


19.02.2020  ETH Zürich

Startup Stories & Drinks

Innosuisse Business Ideas Event
Feel the Startup Groove

Meet successful entrepreneurs and spin-offs sharing their exciting startup stories (of success AND failure) and get to know the university support offered for founding and growing your business!

13.12.2019  Innovation Parc Zurich


The Spirit of Entrepreneurial Leadership

SUCCESS – such a big word! How does a former snowboard world champion and Olympic champion think about success? At our next Pioneers’n’Legends event on 13.12.19, professional sportsman GIAN SIMMEN talks about his entrepreneurial spirit and how he defines success for himself.

25.09.2020  Technopark Winterthur

Startup Night Winterthur

More than 1000 participants at the second event in 2018 proved it: Pioneering spirit and entrepreneurship are more present than ever in Winterthur! On Friday, 20. September 2019, the time has come again! Thanks to the third Startup Night, Winterthur will host one of Switzerland’s largest Startup Events.

09.04.2020  Zurich

FuckUp Night

In the startup world we hear too often only about the successes. Therefore, in the FuckUp Night all the mistakes, the FuckUps, will be thematized for a change and the gained insights will be pronounced loudly.

16.10.2019  Technopark Winterthur

Ready 2 start up?

Find your business idea!

Could you imagine starting your own business one day, but you still don’t know exactly how or still need a brilliant idea or the right team? At the Ready2startup Event you will meet like-minded people, interesting startups and discover the opportunities and offers for starting your own startup.

26.05.2020  ETH Zürich

Ecosystem Connect Event

Meet the Swiss startup ecosystem

The main goal of the Ecosystem Connect Event which takes place within the context of the Innosuisse start-up training ‘Business Concept’ is to connect participants with investors and representatives of the Swiss startup ecosystem and establish important contacts to enhance their business ideas. Investors and invited organizations of the Swiss Startup Ecosystem see up to 30 exciting new startup ideas and meet motivated aspiring entrepreneurs.

15.10.2020  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.

03.04.2020 - 05.04.2020  Technopark Winterthur

Hack Winterthur

Over the course of 48 hours, teams will develop highly innovative prototypes to four predefined challenges. The focus is on innovation, exchanging knowledge and having lots of fun!


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.

23.03.2020  Winterthur

ZHAW Startup Challenge

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.

22.04.2020  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.

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.

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

Tech for Impact

Social entrepreneurs are an important part of the startup ecosystem. The seif Awards for Social Entrepreneurship honors entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas who try to solve current social and/or ecological challenges with their business. The seif Award for Social Entrepreneurship is the first and one of the largest startup competitions in the German-speaking European region.

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.