Meet our partners

Thanks to our partners we are able to co-create memorable moments and spread entrepreneurial innovation.

Are you also interested in becoming a partner for our mission „unlocking Switzerland“? Contact us here.

Presenting Partners

digitalswitzerland is a Switzerland-wide, cross-sector initiative that aims to strengthen and anchor Switzerland as a leading digital research and innovation location. Under the umbrella of digitalswitzerland, more than 220 organisations from renowned corporations, SMEs, startups, cities, cantons, universities, associations, and NGOs are working towards this goal. Together, interdisciplinary and all about our digital future. The organisation deals with all matters of digitalisation and is committed to solving corresponding social, economic, and political challenges. This includes education and training, the systematic identification of new trends, and a functioning digital infrastructure.

Switzerland is becoming a global leader for Deep Tech innovation. We are proud to partner with the Swiss Startup Days, a lighthouse event for startups and the Swiss ecosystem.
Stefan Metzger, Managing Director

Gebert Rüf Stiftung was established by the entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation with the aim of strengthening „Switzerland’s economy and society“.

Gebert Rüf Stiftung is committed to the entrepreneurial vision of its founder, „Prosperity through Innovation“. With an annual budget of CHF 15 million, it promotes entrepreneurial science, innovation and education projects.

The Startup Days are the annual fixed star in the Swiss innovation sky. The whole ecosystem comes together enabling startups, investors and corporate partners to network effectively. As a science and innovation foundation and longtime partner of the Startup Days, Gebert Rüf Stiftung truly believes there is no other opportunity like it for Swiss stakeholders.
Pascale Vonmont, CEO / Direktorin, Gebert Rüf Stiftung

Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies. Outside Switzerland, Swisscom has a presence on the Italian market in the guise of Fastweb. To the end of the 3rd Quarter 2020 about 19,000 employees generated sales of CHF 8,201 million. It is 51% Confederation-owned. As one of Switzerland’s most sustainable and innovative companies Swisscom invests in new technologies and accelerates the developments of start-ups – as an ecosystem partner and venture capitalist.

«Startup Days will be the lighthouse event in Switzerland, uniting the entire ecosystem – startups, investors, education sector, enterprises & politics. I am proud that we can play a significant role in shaping the Startup Days.»
Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler, Head Digital Business

Main Partners

BEKB ⎼ more than just a financial service provider

Presence, trust and professionalism are important factors, particularly when setting up a business and getting it off the ground. As a bank, we not only act as a financial service provider, but as an all-round trusted and professional partner. We know the risk and success factors when it comes to setting up and running a business, and are on hand to provide businesses with professional advice throughout the entire lifecycle as part of our BEKB focus@kmu concept.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is the federal centre of competence for patents, trade marks, geographical indications, design and copyright.

Individuals and companies can register their inventions and creations with the IPI to protect them from being copied. In addition, the IPI provides information to the public about the potential of intellectual property rights.

Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland. It especially promotes the partnership between academia and the market with innovation projects, networking, training and coaching, laying the groundwork for successful Swiss start-ups, products and services.

The Innosuisse Guide helps you find the right support offer in just a few steps.

As Switzerland’s leading listed real estate company we want to be at the forefront of technology and actively shape the digital transformation of our sector. Therefore, we have been running our Startup Accelerator Programme since 2018, and impactful collaborations have resulted. These include prototypes and new products, more extensive PoC-studies, ongoing customer partnerships and venture investments.

Network Partners

Logo Network Partner –  Berner Fachhochschule
Logo Network Partner – BV4
Logo Network Partner – CSEM
Logo Network Partner – Dassault Systèmes
Logo Network Partner – EMPA
Logo Network Partner – EPFL
Logo Network Partner – ESA BIC
Logo Network Partner – ETH
Logo Network Partner – fongit
Logo Network Partner – FS Partners
Logo Network Partner – Groupe Mutuel
Logo Network Partner – helbling
Logo Network Partner – IMPACT HUB
Logo Network Partner – Innovaud
Logo Network Partner – Kellerhals Carrard
Logo Network Partner – Lexr
Logo Network Partner – Microsoft
Logo Network Partner – Niederer Kraft Frey
Logo Network Partner – Philip Morris
Logo Network Partner – P & TS
Logo Network Partner – Sitem
Logo Network Partner – Start Feld
Logo Network Partner – Swiss Entrepreneurship
Logo Network Partner – S-GE
Logo Network Partner – Swissnex
Logo Network Partner – Technopark Allianz
Logo Network Partner – unibe
Logo Network Partner – VIP Partner
Logo Network Partner – walderwyss
Logo Network Partner – wenger & vieli
Logo Network Partner – Wyss Zurich
Logo Network Partner – Zürcher Kantonalbank


Logo Host – be Advanced
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Host The Secret Launch

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Swiss Startup Network

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Community Partner

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Collaboration Partner

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Event Partner

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Official Time Keeper

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