22.11.2016 10:51

European Startup Monitor: Some surprises regarding Swiss start-ups

The German Startups Association and the European Startup Network have published the 2nd European Startup Monitor report. The study represents 2,515 start-ups from 18 different countries, including Switzerland, one of the newly added countries this year. In comparison to start-ups from other European countries Swiss companies have a high number of employees, are able to attract more money and have experienced founders.


16.11.2016 16:45

Hackathons 2017: Prepare your ideas

Hackathons are continuously gaining popularity. Four Hackathons have already been confirmed for 2017. These include; SixHackathon, StartHack, Swiss Cultural OpenData Hackathon and Digital Festival During the intensive days, teams of programmers, designers, tech-enthusiasts come together to work on their business ideas and develop new products.

16.11.2016 14:15

ActLight launches Heartrate Sensing Project with ON Semiconductor

ActLight, a photonics technology startup recognised for its breakthrough Dynamic PhotoDiodes, has announced a project of next-generation sensors for low energy heartrate sensing for wearable devices in cooperation with ON Semiconductor. ON Semiconductor provides energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use.

16.11.2016 08:30

Swiss start-up ecosystem climbs the ranks to no. 2 worldwide

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Index has been released. The major surprise this year is the movement of Switzerland from eighth place to second place, making it the best in Europe. The reasons for the climb: very strong scores in product innovation, process innovation and high percentage of businesses that intend to employ at least ten people and plan to grow more than 50 percent in five years.


11.11.2016 13:54

“For banks, everything is on the table”

At the 30th SICTIC Investor Day, the two keynote speeches on fintech were made by Thomas Puschmann, professor at the University of Zurich and head of the Swiss Fintech Innovation Lab, and David Shrier, Managing Director, Connection Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We talked to David Shrier on the sidelines of the event.


10.11.2016 08:50

"machIQ brings Industry 4.0 to Switzerland"

A few days ago MassChallenge Switzerland rewarded 6 startups in Renens. One of the two Diamond Level winners is machIQ, an industry 4.0 company. had the opportunity to interview Roy Chikballapur, the CEO of the company to learn more about its activities and the relocation to Switzerland.


09.11.2016 13:55

Lunchgate mit Appetit auf mehr

Im Zuge einer Kapitalerhöhung von CHF 350’000 hat eine Investorengruppe um den M&A-Berater Nikolaus Wein und den Business Angel Yves Latour die Mehrheit an der Lunchgate AG übernommen. Neuer Geschäftsführer wird Martin Weisskopf.

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24th - 25th Jan 2017 08:00-18:00

WorldWebForum 2017 Stage one, Elias-Canetti-Strasse 146, 8050 Zurich

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25.01.2017 17:00

Technologie- und Innovationsförderung: Welche Finanzierungsquellen gibt es? Auditorium Hochschule Luzern - Wirtschaft, Luzern

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