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.
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.
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.
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.