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«A volte nella vita si deve osare»



Martina Aichhorn è una specialista in marketing online, mamma di due bimbi piccoli e da poco imprenditrice. Siccome a Zurigo...


Intrapreneurship vs Startup Scouting – Do we want to make or buy Corporate Innovation?

In my role as Head of Startup Initiatives at Swisscom I am not only responsible to scout the “right” startups for the different business units...


“We have additional potential to link available data together better"


HackZurich 2017 was remarkable, inspiring… and is already consigned to the history books. Five international teams worked on the Datasport...


Swisscom StartUp Challenge: Off to Silicon Valley!


August 17th, a hot, sunny day in Biel. While others were enjoying the sun, the ten finalists of the Swisscom Startup Challenge were preparing there...


"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.


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...


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...


"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.


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...


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...


"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...


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...


«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...


"The power of networking is so big here in the Valley" – about the 2017 Acceleration Program

Sunday 24 September, 4pm. The CEOs of the five winning start-ups AlgoTrader, ecoRobotix, 1Drop Diagnostics, OneSky and Advertima have just....


A fast jump into Silicon Valley



For its fifth time in a row the Swisscom StartUp Challenge brings five Swiss startups to the Silicon Valley for a tailor-made acceleration program...


Big Data for Big Impact:
Improving quality of life


As we are enjoying summer, we are all frustrated when we plan to meet friends in the city centre and end up in a traffic jam...


8 Smart-City Start-ups and 1 Intrapreneur team will join the Kickstart Accelerator in September

This year’s Kickstart Accelerator boot camp took place in beautiful Zurich and Swisscom, as a partner of the Smart City acceleration program...


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...


«Serve una nuova immagine per il caffè»


Di intenditori di caffè ce ne sono molti. Benjamin Hohlmann è uno di loro e vi si dedica anima e corpo. Il barista...


"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.



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 why you...


«Quando la consulente StartUp diventa una cliente abituale»


Swisscom dispone di un team di nove consulenti specializzati in neoimprenditori. Il loro compito è assistere i clienti nella frenetica fase di...


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.


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 but...


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...


Dalla fondazione alla crescita in un batter d’occhio


Con il suo ciclo di formazione sul make-up, la giovane imprenditrice Karin Streuli ha chiaramente soddisfatto un’esigenza.