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Finance & Insurance

Based in one of the world’s leading financial cities, Kickstart is at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation in the finance and insurance sector.

Food &

Disruptive solutions tackling challenges in the Food and Retail sector to create positive impact on the current climate and health crises.

Health & Wellbeing

Innovative solutions that feed Switzerland's dynamic and rapidly developing startup landscape in the digital health sector.



We encourage, select and coach intrapreneurship teams of our partner companies to grow from prototype to a scaled solution.

New Work & Learning

Tackling the shifts that are influencing organizational work and the new cultures of learning by enabling innovative solutions and industry leaders for sustainable development.



Sustainable urbanization is key to successful development. Kickstart works to advance smart technology of businesses and cities.

Food & Retail

Some of the world’s leading food companies as well as very strongly positioned retailers with their own production plants are based in Switzerland and Europe. The food industry generates a turnover of over € 1 trillion yearly, making it the largest manufacturing industry in the EU. In addition, the retail market size in Switzerland including non-food items was CHF103.4 billion in 2021 and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 1% from 2021 to 2026.

Kickstart seeks to unite the most innovative startup founders with the most powerful food and retail corporations in Switzerland and beyond. These win-win partnerships aim to anticipate new food trends and result in more sustainable food and consumer goods production, distribution, packaging and consumption, which leads to a positive impact on the climate, health, and social crises we are facing today.

Moreover, Kickstart seeks to facilitate partnerships that materialize in increased customer engagement, behavioral analysis and findings enabling a more personalized shopping experience, as well as improved omni-channel distribution.

Collaboration areas

Food Technologies & New Product Development

Smart Retail Technologies

Healthy & Personalized Nutrition

Farm to Fork Value Chain

Alternative Protein Space


Vertical partners

Food Hack
Founder Institute
Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley

Vertical board

Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss

Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss

Founder Institute


Marc Van Ameringen

Marc Van Ameringen

Future Food Platform

Co-Founder & Director

Daniel Boehi

Daniel Boehi

Global FoodTech

Director Switzerland

Derek Van Brussel

Derek Van Brussel

Blue Horizon


Michelle Tulac

Michelle Tulac

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Snr Project Manager

Your team

Franziska Böhm

Franziska Böhm

Food & Retail Co-Lead

Suzanne van der Maarel

Suzanne van der Maarel

Food & Retail Co-Lead




Case studies

Reducing food waste

The City of Zurich and Prognolite joined forces to reduce food waste at the City Hospital Waid and Triemli by determining the influence of weather, public holidays and trends utilizing automatically imported receipts of the last two years to predict demand for the gastronomy sector.

The goal was to reduce food waste at the City Hospital Waid and Triemli. This resulted in a Successful pilot project. Prognolite now also works with Valora, Krafft Basel, FoodTruck Village and more.

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