Lifefair brings together decision-makers, implementers and innovators from business, politics, science and NGOs. Through critical-constructive dialog, we jointly advance sustainability: economically, socially, ecologically. Since 2011, Lifefair has stood for business and sustainability.
With 14,000 participants at Lifefair Forums and the Swiss Green Economy Symposium, Lifefair has become the most comprehensive dialogue and innovation platform for business and sustainability.
Around 1600 speakers share their expertise on topics including the world of work, digitization, energy, health, real estate, investing, climate, mobility, food, resources, smart city and tourism.
Lifefair brings together decision-makers, implementers and innovators at around 20 events each year, helping them to achieve their sustainability goals. The goal of the events is to: Learn new things, network, get (to) know other points of view, stimulate out-of-the-box thinking, real innovation and business opportunities.
Keynotes, lectures, publications, consulting and leadership coaching in the context of digital transformation, platform business models and ecosystems.
Disruptive technology, digital platforms, cross-industry ecosystems, open innovation, strategy and business development.
We are an independent association of Swiss financial institutions committed to collaboration and digital innovation in the financial services industry.
We develop and implement solutions to topics of common interest in our working groups or projects. Various members work together on topics of common interest with a clear goal and timeline. We shape industry standards at the regulatory level, test use cases for new technologies and promote knowledge transfer.
Innosuisse is the Confederation’s innovation agency and pursues the task of promoting science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in all disciplines. Therefore, it created the Innosuisse Start-up Training to help you develop your business idea, set up your company and implement a strategy for growth.
Venturelab was commissioned by Innosuisse to execute the trainings in cities all over Switzerland. The mission-based startup training enables entrepreneurs to execute their plan and bring their vision to reality. Our trainers – successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts – are here to equip you with the tools to build a world-class winning startup.
BUSINESS CREATION in ICT / Advanced Engineering / Biotech / Medtech
5-day intensive training for aspiring entrepreneurs. Build your startup with the help from the best trainers in your industry.
BUSINESS GROWTH in ICT / Advanced Engineering / Biotech / Medtech
5-day intensive training to grow your business. Successful entrepreneurs from different industries will help you grow a thriving company.
Network, Training, Coaching
elleXX is a finance and media platform and aims to reduce financial inequality between women and men. With an inspiring and holistic platform, elleXX aims to empower women to master their finances and close financial gaps.
elleXX offers its users content and products tailored to women. This includes sustainable, women-friendly and simple financial solutions and future-proof digital applications. elleXX has already built the largest female community for finance in Switzerland in just five months.
Women-friendly and sustainable financial products, financial education, marketing, community building
The Venture Leaders – the members of the Swiss National Startup Team – have a clear-cut goal. They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first step to their global expansion. The investor and business development roadshows for Swiss startups are specifically structured to help them achieve this goal. For the past 15 years, the Swiss National Startup Team travelled to Boston to discover the exciting entrepreneurial scene of the United States of America. In 2014, we extended the Venture Leaders roadshow to China and New York and then added Silicon Valley in 2017 and Barcelona in 2019.
Only the 10 most promising Swiss startups per vertical will have the unique chance to join the Swiss National Startup Team every year and experience the intense international roadshow. It is a unique and exclusive opportunity to meet top international investors and industry leaders to build an exceptional business network. By interacting with peers and discussing their experience, the founders will benefit from a group learning environment. The entrepreneurs will share their challenges, develop ideas and motivate one another, and return to Switzerland with a new outlook and drive to succeed.
Go international! Join the Venture Leaders and travel to:
As a member of the SWISS NATIONAL STARTUP TEAM
Networking, training, coaching
Every year the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award showcases the 100 most-innovative and promising Swiss startups.
What started as a one-evening award ceremony in 2011 has grown into a true benchmark in Switzerland, including a range of comprehensive activities that support the TOP 100 Startups. A strong and networked community has come together under the umbrella brand “TOP 100 Startups,” which provides deep insights into the latest proven concepts, strengthens networks, and establishes new business relationships for and with the 438 Swiss deeptech startups that have been featured in the ranking over the past decade. So far, these award-winning startups have created 11,100 jobs and raised CHF 6.1 billion—56 exits and three IPOs top off the achievements of these innovators.
GreenBuzz Zurich is a non-profit organisation founded in 2010 with a focus on sustainable business. We have a very diverse, cross-sector, 3,500-strong network of business changemakers who drive sustainability in and with their organisations. We organise 20-30 networking and knowledge transfer events per year on the most relevant sustainability topics.
Digital Health Nation is an NTN Innovation Booster powered by Innosuisse. We aim at transforming and improving the Swiss healthcare system, but more importantly, patients’ lives.
We help you with all the important aspects for the successful implementation of ideas right from the start: customer needs, feasibility and profitability.
With benefits such as personalised coaching, funding, visibility and access to our network you will be supported to transform your idea into a minimum viable product (MVP).
Digital health, entrepreneurship, innovation, acceleration, incubation
Administrative units and bodies of the Canton of Zurich make data that is not required to be protected available in a machine-readable form and free of charge as open government data. Anyone and everyone can access them, share them and use them freely.
Statistisches Amt Kanton Zürich
- Prepare data as easy-to-use, machine-readable resources
- Describe data with metadata and make it openly accessible
- Clarify requests for data not requiring protection with administrative units and bodies of the Canton of Zurich
The Entrepreneur Club Winterthur is the driver of Winterthur’s innovation ecosystem. We have our roots at the ZHAW. Today, we are a group of students, start-up founders and many others. What we have in common: We volunteer and are passionate about the innovation ecosystem and the jobs of the future in Winterthur.
Consulting, Support, Events, Networking, Community
The CLAIRE initiative aims to strengthen European excellence in research and innovation. The network forms a pan-European alliance of artificial intelligence research laboratories in Europe.
Its members from research groups and institutions are working together to achieve CLAIRE’s vision: European excellence in all areas of AI, for all of Europe, with a human-centered focus.
Lagerstrasse 5, Postfach
Artificial intelligence, ethics, technology
We make entrepreneurs!
genisuisse Zurich-Eastern Switzerland is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the the promotion of entrepreneurship in the Zurich-Eastern Switzerland region.
With our free, three-year coaching programme, we support ambitious founders with central questions about the startup world.
We have already coached over 80 start-ups and integrated them into our attractive genisuisse network.
If you are also interested in genisuisse coaching, we look forward to receiving your application via our homepage.
c/o Technopark Winterthur AG
The Life Science Zurich Business Network is an independent association with representatives from industry, academia, research, clinical and public sectors in the Zurich area. It advises and supports those who work at the interface between science and industry.
The Life Science Zurich Business Network is closely linked to Life Science Zurich (LSZ). LSZ is a joint venture initiated by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich to promote Zurich as an international center for cutting-edge research, first-class education and economic innovation.
Organisation of networking events and educational workshops; promotion of collaboration between academia and industry; representation of the Zurich life sciences cluster in Switzerland and abroad; central point of contact for life sciences issues in the Zurich area; overview of Zurich life sciences organisations.
Health-Trends was launched in 2016 with the ambition of tracking global trends in digital health and reflecting them against the backdrop of the market-specific characteristics of the Swiss healthcare system. Our motivation is to create more transparency about various trends and developments in the Swiss healthcare market and, in particular, to provide positive impetus for the development of startups and entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector. We run our activities as a hobby besides our professional engagement and provide most of the information for free. Health-Trends is not founded.
Swiss Digital Health Startup Map incl. detailed database; Swiss Digital Health Venture Capital Map incl. detailed database; innovation knowledge in healthcare; competence in digital transformation
Swiss Healthcare Startups is a non-profit organization that supports innovative startups that want to add value to the Swiss healthcare system. We support the startups by providing them with a meaningful platform and facilitating access to relevant stakeholders. As a neutral platform, we promote dialog, networking and exchange within our ecosystem.
We foster innovation in the healthcare sector by giving startups more visibility, building and expanding networks, and enabling all members to engage in dialogue with their key stakeholders at eye level.
feminno offers all female scientists (from life sciences, natural sciences, medicine, health, psychology and tech) the opportunity to bridge research from an academic perspective with innovation, entrepreneurship and industry.
Tannenstrasse 3, c/o ETH Zurich, CLA E 32.2
Entrepreneurship, Startup, Life Sciences