What are startup days?

startup days (SUD) are the nationwide business and networking platform for startups, investors, SMEs, and corporates in Switzerland. In just one day, participants meet the whole Swiss startup ecosystem in Bern. 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?

startup days‘ mission is to strengthen the Swiss startup ecosystem by providing a platform for growth, collaboration, and innovation.

As a business and networking platform, we bring together the brightest minds of the nationwide startup community. Together we learn and grow while addressing the most pressing problems of our times.

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:

  • Promoting young Swiss entrepreneurs to courageously search for and develop solutions in the fields of #health, #food, and #climate to improve our world
  • Fostering female entrepreneurship and promoting diversity with the initiative Collective
  • Establishing venture as an asset class
  • Shaping an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Living Co-opetition: Running further together without exclusions


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