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Fast forward innovation

The Kickstart program focuses on innovation areas in which Switzerland has a competitive advantage. We work with scaleups, corporates and institutions that are developing, applying and searching for deep technologies in and around the following areas:

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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 &

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.



Sustainable urbanization is key to successful development. Kickstart works to advance smart technology of businesses and cities.



So far, we have facilitated over 310 publicly announced commercial partnerships, bringing added value to more than 500 organizations. Meanwhile, we’ve supported more than 450 startups from over 80 countries in scaling. Our alumni have raised over CHF 2.5 billion.




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