Navigating the waters of entrepreneurship

20 years sailing the waves of innovation

Venturelab set sail in 2004, and has been designing and operating flagship startup programs to support the best entrepreneurial talents in Switzerland, including Venture Kick, Venture Leaders, the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award, and Innosuisse Start-up Trainings. Together with successful founders, top academic collaborators, and leading industry partners, we support the best startups on their way to success.

90% of Swiss startups have been supported by Venturelab and our guided startups have attracted over CHF 15 billion in investments and created more than 25,000 active jobs.

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Programs for startups

Apply to our free programs and events in your industry. These initiatives are led by accomplished founders, industry experts, and investors. Whether you're starting out and need support for training and funding, aiming to expand internationally, or prepare for your exit or IPO, we have you covered.

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Meet and pitch to investors to raise capital for your startup.

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Business Development

Grow your startup with access to corporates and international roadshows.

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Upcoming Event deadlines

Application deadline: 29.07.2024

Venture Leaders Medtech 2024 (Boston)

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Application deadline: 04.08.2024

Ask the Expert: Term Sheet

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Application deadline: 05.08.2024

Academia-Industry Training India 2024

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Our flagship startup programs


Innosuisse Start-up Training: Mission-based training for the next generation of Swiss-based entrepreneurs.

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1 Million Plus:

Venture Kick: Startups from Swiss universities can get more than 1 Million in cash plus support and great networks.

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Going global:

Venture Leaders: Global investor and business development roadshows with the Swiss National Startup Team.

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Oscars for Swiss startups:

TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award: Discover the most promising Swiss startups, the world shapers of tomorrow.

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IPO Readiness Workshop 2024: Swiss scaleups gain IPO insights from industry experts

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What our partners say about Venturelab

Karim Maizar
Partner, Kellerhals Carrard

Karim Maizar

'As long-standing partner of Venturelab we can definitely say that the Swiss startup ecosystem would not be where it is today without their inspiring, pioneering work in finding and promoting the most promising Swiss startups!'

Pascale Vonmont
Director, Gebert Rüf Stiftung

Pascale Vonmont

'It’s fantastic to see how Venturelab is constantly spotting top-level entrepreneurs and successfully executing support programs with partners, allowing startups to reach their best potential.'

Stefan Kuentz
Partner, Swisscom Ventures

Stefan Kuentz

'Supporting Venture Leaders Mobile since the beginning, it’s been an amazing ride to bring the top-tier Swiss startups to the Mobile World Congress. We are excited to help Swiss entrepreneurs to build a strong network in the international telecom industry'

Our partners in growing world-class startups

Alpian | AMAG | Debiopharm | dpd | EPFL | ETH | ESA BIC Switzerland | Gebert Rüf Stiftung | Helbling Technik | Huawei | IFJ | Innosuisse | Kanton Zürich | Kellerhals Carrard | Novartis | PostFinance | Rentsch Partner | Romande Energie | Rothschild & Co Bank | SAK | SIX Swiss Exchange | SVC | .swiss | Swiss Biotech Association | Swisscom Ventures | Swiss Prime Site | Swissnex | UBS | Unicorn Anchor | VAUD | Vischer | Walder Wyss | Wenger Vieli | ZKB | Zühlke & many more