What we offer

We take an open innovation approach to helping organizations succeed at becoming more sustainable and inventive by accelerating collaboration with well established startups.

Kickstart builds innovation ecosystems with purpose

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Case studies

PostFinance created a digital coaching program on the Cognician platform

PostFinance and Cognician’s PoC produced exciting results in helping learners reach predefined program learning outcomes. Agile collaboration was key in activating learners’ commitment and planning, to ensure they got maximum value from this blended learning solution. Read the case study here

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.

News &

Events

Ellen and two more (at SSF)

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Events

Ellen and two more (at SSF)

Swiss InsurTech Summit & Awards 2022

24 Nov 2022

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Swiss InsurTech Summit & Awards 2022

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Why us

We have an unmatched ability to open doors at our partner organizations for well-established and forward looking startups. For organizations aiming to boost innovation through tailored services and global outreach, we make it happen.

Our

Experience

Since 2015 we facilitated 220 commercial partnerships and supported 323 startups in scaling. And our international alumni startups raised over CHF 1500 mns which makes us one of the most successful and largest european innovation platforms.