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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 Swiss food industry generated exports of around EUR 8 billion in 2023, including coffee, tea, mate, spices, cocoa and its preparations, dairy, eggs, and honey as well as vegetables, fruit and nut preparations, and meat products.

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 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.

Collaboration areas

Food Technologies & New Product Development

Smart Retail Technologies

Healthy & Personalized Nutrition

Farm to Fork Value Chain

Alternative Protein Space

Vertical partners

IKEA Switzerland
Stadt Zurich
Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley
betty bossi

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 Expert

Suzanne van der Maarel

Suzanne van der Maarel

Food & Retail Lead

Tiziano Luccarelli

Tiziano Luccarelli

Sustainability & Circular Economy 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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