Energy & Environment
ICT & Digital
Life Sciences & Health
Nutrition & FoodTech
Precision Engineering


FIT Investors, a platform that connects investors and start-ups

Tested and launched in the second half of 2020, FIT Investors has the dual objective of facilitating contact between qualified and recognized investors and start-ups supported by FIT (Foundation for Technological Innovation) that are in the process of raising funds.


Vaud innovation hub rises to current and future food challenges

Relying on its long agricultural tradition, the canton of Vaud has seen the agri-food sector develop over a century ago with the creation of Nestlé in 1905. Since then, the local foodtech ecosystem has become a world reference in sustainable food and nutrition innovation.


7 new companies join the Scale Up Vaud program

Seven companies, Akselos, bNovate Technologies, Inait, Iprova, Predictive Layer, SwissBorg and Visium join the Scale Up Vaud program in 2021. In total, 34 Vaud-based firms are part of the label, today.



Are you interested in the latest trends in business creation or financing? Come and keep your entrepreneurial knowledge up to date at the STARTIMPULSE conferences. Every month, new speakers share their experience with you during free sessions.


UpScaler programme with solid results

International growth always poses a challenge for start-ups, and the corona pandemic has added extra hurdles. The Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation’s UpScaler programme, which was launched 18 months ago, came at just the right time. Now, it supports eight young growth companies as they build up their international business.


Nexthink plans to hire up to 200 people in Lausanne

Nexthink recently completed a financing round that enabled it to raise 162 million francs. The Prilly-based company will invest mainly in research and development, with many jobs at stake in the canton of Vaud.


RAW Labs Raises $5.5M

Ecublens based startup and EPFL spinoff RAW Labs has completed a USD 5.5 million pre-Series A funding round to support the surge in demand for its revolutionary data management solution. New and existing investors participated in the round.


Défi Source 2021

Do you have an idea for an innovative nursing solution, or would you like to help a team develop one based on your professional or personal experience? Come submit your project and co-create innovative prototypes for the future of health and care.


EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Are you a visionary entrepreneur who stops at nothing? If so, then participate in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program! EY is looking for entrepreneurs based in Switzerland, employing at least 40 people (start-ups: 10) with a minimum turnover of CHF 10 mio (start-ups: 1 mio). You can apply online from now until April 16, 2021.