Blog and Events




19.07.2017

"10 Fintech Startups Ready to Kickstart"

It's been one week since the selection bootcamp of this year's Kickstart Accelerator took place that we, as a sponsor of the fintech vertical, were part of.


24.05.2017

“We need a new image for coffee”

Coffee connoisseurs are hardly in short supply. One who has completely devoted himself to the subject is Benjamin Hohlmann. The 34-year old is a...


22.05.2017

The Power of Communities in the Digital Age

From Kelly Hungerford to Alisée de Tonnac, 8 incredible women have been invited to talk about their role as a community builder...


26.04.2017

"The angel community is still incredibly monolithic"

Brigitte Baumann is the Co-founder of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing and part of this year's jury of the Swisscom StartUp Challenge.


21.04.2017

Swisscom StartUp Challenge: Why You Should Apply

The fifth Swisscom StartUp Challenge is under way: Penny Schiffer, Head of Startup Initiatives at Swisscom, tells you what to expect and...


27.03.2017

A success story: Startup Challenge winner Advanon

As one of the most successful fintech startups in Switzerland, Advanon closed its second financing round in January 2017, including an investment...


15.12.2016

Scouting for Startups – Learnings from our 1st Call for Innovation

Last Friday, 11 successful startups from Europe, Israel and North America pitched their solutions as part of our newly introduced Call for Innovation.


27.09.2016

Lessons Learned: Five Fintech Startups from the Kickstart Accelerator

They have been selected among the ten fintech startups from the Kickstart Accelerator being part of the 3 month program that aims to push...

26.06.2017

Call for Innovation – The Inside Out Approach to Scout Startups

Call for Innovation (C4I) is a new initiative to scout startups. What is it about and why do we need it? André Schraner, initiator of the C4I, is answering...


15.06.2017

StartUp Challenge 2017 –
201 Startups Have Applied

201 startups have applied for our StartUp Challenge! To get some background information about them, we summarized some key...


01.05.2017

"Signing a deal with three of the largest Swiss companies gave us a lot of credibility"

Janis Graubins, CEO of Notakey hit the jackpot of last year's Kickstart Accelerator.


26.04.2017

One year later: Nanolive, Winner of the StartUp Challenge 2016

It's been one year since the startup Nanolive applied for the Startup Challenge – had the chance to go to Silicon Valley and...


27.03.2017

"When the start-up adviser becomes a regular customer"

Swisscom employs a nine-person advice team specialising in new businesses. The team helps customers in the exciting start-up phase and...


15.02.2017

"Come with a product or even revenues – not just slideware"

These days, many large corporates work with start-ups. From the start-ups’ point of view, these opportunities raise numerous questions...


10.10.2016

Playing in the Top League: The Startup Challenge Winners in Silicon Valley

Imagine the most exhausting day you could have in your job. One where you couldn’t take a single minute to relax...


29.09.2016

A live demo @ Stanford, crazy VC meetings and lot of great advice

Last Sunday, the five winners of the Swisscom Startup Challenge boarded LX38 to fly out to San Francisco for a week full of business meetings...


08.08.2016

«Passengers are impressed like they would be of a magic trick»

One year ago, one of the ten finalists of the Swisscom Startup Challenge, the startup BestMile was selected as the audience’s darling...