This year, Kickstart welcomed 52 later-stage startups and intrapreneurship teams from over 16 countries as part of our 2022 program. Together with our partners, we announced a record number of 55 deals at our annual Closing Ceremony on 17th November following the 10-week program. Read all about the achievements of our scaleups, intrapreneurship teams, and partners here.
Year Wrap-up 2022 Highlights
Check out our 2022 Kickstart Lookback Video for a highlight reel of all of our main events, including our Opening Ceremony, CEO Dinners in Zürich & Lausanne, collaboration announcements, and insights from our cohort and partners.
Throughout the 10-week program, we shared weekly Digests with our community, re-capping each week, highlighting vertical news and successes from our 2022 cohort & alumni, and more. You can find them all on our website here.
#Kickstarter22 Spotlight Series
This year, we spotlighted a number of incredible startups through the means of fun & quick interviews to gain further insight into their startup journeys, unveil their driving forces, and expose what it REALLY takes to be an entrepreneur in 2022. Find out more about finmarie from Finance & Insurance, eevie from New Work & Learning, meersens & Happy Bob from Health & Wellbeing, Urbanistic from Smart Cities, and Purcell from Food & Retail by clicking on the links.
Intrapreneurship Academy Launch
Initiated Intrapreneurship projects in 2022 include Gridsteer’s multi-year and EU-wide research project in partnership with EPFL, local operator Romande Energie and the fast charging station operator GOFAST We also launched the Kickstart Academy with more support for organizations with access to hackathons, innovation sprints, expert sessions, and more. Organizations engaged have included: Credit Suisse, Hirslanden, Swisscom, CSEM, La Mobilière, AXA, Holcim, PostFinance, Axpo, and energie360.
Pre-registrations are open for Kickstart 2023: If you are a later-stage startup in the fields of Health & Wellbeing, Finance & Insurance, Food & Retail, New Work & Learning or Smart Cities, looking for strategic partnerships to scale your venture, you can pre-register now for our 2023 Program here.
Apply to be an Expert and Advisor for Kickstart 2023: If you are a later-stage startup in the fields of Health & Wellbeing, Finance & Insurance, Food & Retail, New Work & Learning or Smart Cities, looking for strategic partnerships to scale your venture, you can pre-register now for our 2023 Program here.
In other news...
Are you looking for an inspiring venue in Zürich for your next conference, event, workshop, or meeting? Check out Kraftwerk at Bahnhof Selnau ( there is also Colab at Limmatplatz, and Viadukt, incl. catering & tech support) and book directly online or email.
Happy Holidays & See you in 2023! 🎊