We strengthen Switzerland as a location for innovation and business by connecting both our own and associated initiatives for the Kick Program and creating optimum links and interfaces in order to accelerate the innovation process.
We coordinate and cross-link initiatives in Switzerland and consolidate the international network for the benefit of the Swiss entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.
Kick Foundation connects our own and associated initiatives under one roof.
THREE CRITERIA ARE RELEVANT:
The following key initiatives are part of the
KICK FOUNDATION PROGRAM:
KickStart Accelerator – Idea Generator – Gateway:
The summer camp with a broad and international focus generates business ideas for the Swiss innovation pipeline and is the entrance hall of the Kick program.
Venture Kick – Incorporation – Core:
The fast-track business development and incorporation program for high-quality business cases. Venture Kick is the backbone of the acceleration landscape and the core of the Kick program.
Impact Hub – Network – Community Home:
The impact hub is the center of gravity and community home of the Swiss innovation and startup ecosystem.
CTI Invest – Matchmaking – Finance:
The leading financial platform designed to matchmake startups, investors and industrial partners.
Startupticker – Promotion – Showcase:
The Swiss news channel for entrepreneurs, innovators and supporters to generate visibility.
The KickStart Accelerator exploits untapped business potential nationally and from abroad.
The program targets:
KickStart offers the best startup accelerator package in Europe:
KickStart – The gateway for entrepreneurs to start their business idea in Switzerland
The KickStart Accelerator is an initiative of the Kick Foundation in cooperation with DigitalZurich2025.
Early identification, structuring & promotion of high-quality, knowledge-based business ideas with the vision to:
A structured, three-step business development process plus risk capital lead to the creation of high-impact startups in 9 months.
The Venture Kick community has its home at the Impact Hub.
Venture Kick is the backbone of the acceleration landscape and the core of the Kick program.
Venture Kick – We turn your business idea into a successful venture
A do tank and co-working space for the Swiss innovation ecosystem:
The ecosystem's center of gravity with an international reputation.
Impact Hub – We prototype the future of the business
The leading financing platform for innovative startups in Switzerland designed to matchmake and network startups, investors and industrial partners:
CTI Invest – The Swiss Leading Financing Platform
The Swiss startup news channel
Startupticker – The independent Swiss innovation news channel
Kick-Start Accelerator Program (2016 launch)
Venture Kick (since 2007)
Impact Hub (since 2010)
CTI Invest (since 2003)
Startupticker (since 2010)
To be set up at a later date
To be set up at a later date