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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.

Intrapreneurship

The Kickstart Intrapreneurship Vertical is the perfect opportunity for corporate teams to ideate, validate, test and scale products or services in a real world scenario. Teams receive coaching and have access to an extensive network of experts who support them in reaching their milestones faster and offer support in developing their entrepreneurial mindset and upskilling. Potential partners from our ecosystem are ready to discuss collaboration opportunities - making the Kickstart Intrapreneurship an unrivalled opportunity for an innovative venture.

Partners so far

AXA
Axpo
CSEM
Credit Suisse
ETH Zurich
Energie360
Holcim
La Mobilière
Migros
PostFinance
Swisscom

Vertical advisors

Lorena Perrin Kreis

Lorena Perrin Kreis

Reverse

Co-Founder & CEO

Oliver Durrer

Oliver Durrer

SwissLEAP

Founder

Michael Hunkeler

Michael Hunkeler

Swisscom

Head of Intrapreneurship

Your Team

Andrea Bianchi

Andrea Bianchi

Program Manager

Fritz Seidel

Fritz Seidel

Intrapreneurship Expert

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Case studies

Plant based meat success

In 2019, Planted and Coop tested via a pilot project the demand and acceptance of plant-based meat products in several selected stores. Goal Be a frontrunner in offering quality plant based products Results / Coop became the first retailer to launch the popular pea-based chicken alternatives Planted products are now listed in the large majority of Coop's 994 sales outlets.

Testimonials

"Kickstart was really good for us: it helped us to pivot in the right direction and prove to our management that our project has value and is worth pursuing"

Nicolas Germiquet, Cybero, La Mobilière Intrapreneur

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