Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ)
The IFJ has been supporting young entrepreneurs with courses, events and professional advice for 25 years. The venturelab accelerator programme for the best Swiss start-up talents was developed from the IFJ. In 2007, the IFJ was given a mandate to manage Venture Kick, which has provided 16 million Swiss francs in starting capital to around 400 spin-off projects. IFJ operates in St. Gallen, Zurich and Lausanne with a team of 25 start-up supporters.