In just one day – meet them all

startup days (SUD) are the nationwide business and networking platform for startups, investors, SMEs and corporates in Switzerland. Every year, the Swiss startup ecosystem meets to network and exchange know-how. At SUD, you are encouraged to think out of the box, grow your skills, and find your perfect match.

Unlock Switzerland

Rewinding #SUD23

Explore the impressions of the startup days 2023: from a picture gallery, interviews with speakers and participants to highlights on social media.

Shaping the future

Together as a community we shape the future of entrepreneurship, empower diversity, and create a world worth living in with sustainable businesses.

Sustainable Solutions

Sustainable Solutions

Our society faces many challenges, to name a few: Climate change, access to healthcare, food security, cybersecurity and privacy, and social inequality. By combining sustainable business practices with innovation, technology, and collaboration, startups are creating impactful and scalable solutions to increasingly address the most pressing issues.



In the Swiss startup ecosystem, many organizations are working to close the startup gender gap. Collective, founded by SICTIC and startup days, brings together all initiatives for more transparency, collaboration, and collective impact. Because together we are stronger. At #SUD23, several sessions discuss diversity and how to promote it in the Swiss startup ecosystem.

Venture as an Asset Class

Venture as an Asset Class

The Swiss startup success stories are increasing such as the venture capital volume reaching CHF 4 billion in Switzerland. The critical mass and stability are the promising basis for the excellent growth of the asset class. It provides diversification benefits to an investment portfolio. However, it also comes with higher risks.

How will Venture as an Asset Class further strengthen the Swiss startup ecosystem?

Pitching Battle

Every year, 40 impressive and inspiring startups out of four verticals Sustainable Solutions | Health Solutions | ICT | Autonomous Systems & Industry, pitch live on stage. Discover now the winners and runner-ups of the pitching battle 2023.

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Learn from successful entrepreneurs

Listen to our podcast episodes that we produced together with Switzerland’s #1 podcast for entrepreneurs. Silvan Kraehenbuehl, swisspreneur podcast host, has interviewed six outstanding entrepreneurs. Each interview guest has a personal passion for innovation and an extraordinary business story: