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.
New Work & Learning
The impact of new technologies and changes to the labor market have shifted the way organizations manage the workforce and respond to employee needs in terms of re- and upskilling, wellbeing and growth opportunities.
By 2025, over 50% of tasks will be automated, and 133 million new roles will be created. It is estimated that 1 billion people will have to be retrained by 2030.
New Work & Learning Vertical wants to shape the future of workplace engagement together with its partners, to formulate bolder and multidisciplinary solutions to dismantle silos in the organizations and retool the workforce in ways that point to a sustainable future.
Significant growth through participation in Kickstart program
Labster is the world’s leading platform for virtual labs and science simulations. Through Kickstart, the company was able to significantly grow their Swiss presence and collaboration with Swiss institutions, proven through the facilitated PoC with the University of Zurich. This continued partnership involves the co-production of digital professional development opportunities on the effective use of laboratory simulations and virtual reality in university science instruction.
Labster were also raising for its series-B financing round during their participation in the program during 2018, and gained concrete interest and subsequent investment from Swiss-based investors as a result. As of 2022, Labster has raised a groundbreaking $147m to support their massive growth opportunities worldwide.