What are startup days?

startup days (SUD) is the leading conference for startup topics in Switzerland. As a place for meeting and networking, SUD brings young entrepreneurs in contact with investors, corporates, and other players from the ecosystem. The event format was founded and first held in 2004 by the non-profit association Startup INVEST. Since 2021, LINDEN 3L AG, led by Dominik Isler and Fabian Wassmer, has assumed responsibility for the implementation and further development of the platform. Whereas LINDEN 3L AG finally bought the startup days in 2022.

What’s our mission?

At our annual event, about 1250+ participants around the startup and entrepreneur ecosystem in Switzerland gather. That’s THE place to meet old and new friends and grow a strong and sustainable network based on face-to-face encounters. Furthermore, the conference is about learning from and inspiring each other, discussing the latest challenges in the ecosystem, and matchmaking between startups, investors, corporates, and other key players. Therefore a decentralized conferencing model provides an attractive program with insightful impulses and hands-on masterclasses from speakers around the world. One of the highlights of SUD is the pitching battle between all startup stages of the four verticals, Autonomous Systems, Healthtech, Sustainable Tech, and Fintech, Services & ICT. Furthermore, 1:1 meetings encourage startups to exchange their needs and solutions.

Unlock Switzerland!

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For Startups

Present yourself in front of top-notch investors and learn from the most experienced experts of the Swiss startup ecosystem.

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For Investors

Discover the best investment opportunities of the most promising startups in Switzerland at our Pitching Battles, Matchmaking events or in conversation.

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For SME and Corporates

Discover the best investment opportunities of the most promising startups in Switzerland at our Pitching Battles and Matchmaking events and initiate cooperation and innovation for your own business.

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For Enablers and Providers

Become part of this strong national community − where friends are made and deals are negotiated, where entrepreneurs can find support and investors are connected.

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For Politicians

Politicians tie new alliances with the startup ecosystem and work on appropriate framework conditions.

What are the goals?

Our goal with startup days is to develop a national platform for the innovation ecosystem in Switzerland. Universities, public and private supporters, investors, founders and politicians are given an effective forum and a powerful voice. We want to address current challenges and have an impact in the following areas:

  • Shaping an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Fostering female entrepreneurship and promoting diversity
  • Living Co-opetition: Running further together without exclusions
  • Promoting young Swiss entrepreneurs to courageously search for and develop solutions that improve our world


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