Meet the ventures who share our passion to unlock Switzerland. Thanks to them we are able to co-create memorable moments and spread entrepreneurial innovation.
The partner benefits
Add spices to your business with a tailored partnership:
Innovate faster. Collaborate better. Grow stronger.
- Showcase your business and service to the whole Swiss startup ecosystem.
- Network and share experiences with like-minded innovation enthusiasts.
- Explore innovative solutions and technologies from startups to enhance your own business.
- Gain fresh perspectives and new ideas to stay agile and innovative in your industry.
- Access new market opportunities that can help to remain competitive in your industry and grow your core business.
Gebert Rüf Stiftung
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
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
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.
Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)
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.