13.10.2017 09:18

Service companies discover startups

More and more companies offer specific services for start-ups. Current examples are two offerings for hardware startups: An industrialization workshop for free by Zühlke and a business trip to the “Silicon Valley of Hardware” in China for startups planning offshore manufacturing organised by And with “Rent a PR” the first PR agency fousing on start-ups was launched recently. 

13.10.2017 09:14

Polyphor starts project for inhaled antibiotic therapy for chronic infections

Polyphor develops an inhaled dosage form of its novel breakthrough antibiotic Murepavadin. To support and accelerate the development, Polyphor will leverage a European program dedicated to the development of inhaled antibiotics, iABC. The project will receive funding from Polyphor and the IMI to develop new, life-saving antibiotic treatments to manage chronic lung infection.


05.10.2017 17:10

Augmentation des nouvelles start-ups en Suisse romande

En 2015, 39 526 nouvelles start-ups ont été créées en Suisse. C’est 2952 de moins que l'année précédente (-6,9%). Dans les cantons de Vaud et à Genève, à contrario, le nombre de nouvelles entreprises a nettement augmenté. La taille moyenne des équipes aussi. C’est ce qui ressort des derniers résultats des statistiques de la démographie de l'entreprise (UDEMO) publiés par l'Office Fédéral de la Statistique (OFS).

05.10.2017 14:19

SpiroChem ready for further growth

SpiroChem is a Swiss fine chemicals company specialised in creating novel building blocks for use in drug discovery by its pharma and biotech partners. Customer base, number of employees, revenues and the breadth of the solutions and collaboration packages SpiroChem offers has been growing. The company relecated its business to state-of-the-art facilities in Basel. In addition, Anthony Baxter joins the Board of Directors.  


03.10.2017 11:31

Silicon Valley: the story continues

The Swisscom StartUp Challenge ended officially last Friday, but two start-ups are still in the US, as they were able to arrange further promising meetings with investors and well-known large companies. The week in Silicon Valley also led to tangible results for the remaining three start-ups.


02.10.2017 10:49

Drittstaaten-Kontingente erhöht – Probleme bleiben

Im kommenden Jahr sollen 500 Spezialisten mehr aus Ländern ausserhalb der EU und der EFTA in der Schweiz arbeiten können. 2017 waren die Kontingente in Basel-Stadt, Genf und Zürich bereits im ersten Quartal aufgebraucht. Die niedrige Zahl der möglichen Bewilligungen ist allerdings nur eine Hürde für Startups. 


28.09.2017 10:51

Swiss Startup Factory strengthens Advisory Board

The Swiss Startup Factory has welcomed Dietmar Grichnik a Professor at the University of St. Gallen and the Institute of Technology Management to ramp up their collaboration with the University. Grichnik brings first-hand experience from the Academia and startup fields.

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24.10.2017 09:00 - 25.10.2017 18:00

Swiss Startup DAYs 2017 Stade de Suisse


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01.11.2017 18:00 - 21:00

Startup Stammtisch – “Security” with Google Impact Hub Zürich, Colab

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