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.
The digitalization of healthcare is necessary to provide access to personalized and connected care. Kickstart’s Health & Wellbeing Vertical, co-founded by Swiss Healthcare Startups in 2019, is focused on identifying innovative and sustainable digital health startups and scaleups which have a validated business model and the potential to disrupt and digitize the healthcare industry. The goal is to spot the right new products/services and technologies that will help reshape the areas of wellbeing and mental health, lifestyle and prevention, care coordination, chronic pain and health data.
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.