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All our

verticals

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 &
Retail

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.

Intrapreneur-

ship

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.

Smart

Cities

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

Health &

Wellbeing

Kickstart Health & Wellbeing vertical, co-founded by Swiss Healthcare Startups in 2019, is interested in innovative digital health and wellbeing startups with a validated business model and the potential to add value to the healthcare ecosystem. We welcome startups that are eager to enter / scale and to collaborate with our partners on improving patient experiences, efficiency, and real-world outcomes.

Collaboration areas

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Care coordination & Access

Health System & Process Optimization

Health Data

Health & Wealth

Diagnostics

Chronic Care & Prevention

Treatment & Rehabilitation

Public Health

Mental Health

Women & Men's Health

Longevity

Vertical partners

AXA
CSS Insurance
Galencia
La Mobilière
PostFinance
Sanitas
Stadt Zurich

Vertical advisors

Hicham Naim

Hicham Naim

Takeda

Head of Digital Strategy, Transformation & Innovation

Josephine Ritzel

Josephine Ritzel

Universitätsspital Zürich

Deputy Head Innovation Management

Fabian Sommerrock

Fabian Sommerrock

Galenica

Head Business Development & Cooperations

Your Team

Elena Siluyanova

Elena Siluyanova

Health & Wellbeing Lead

Anikó Ivanics

Anikó Ivanics

Program Manager

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Case studies

Online therapy for customers & employees

AXA started a first pilot project with ​Selfapy at the end of 2019 for B2B customers, offering online therapy for employees of SMEs. The aim was to prevent and detect absences from work because of psychological problems early. The successful trial phase convinced AXA of the programs’ positive effects on mental health. The current situation with COVID-19 reinforced their decision to set up a new pilot offering together with Selfapy – this time also addressing B2C customers and AXA employees.