What insiders think of the Swiss startup ecosystem


What are the weaknesses and strengths of Switzerland as a startup hub? What are the risks for the Swiss research system? And are there success recipes for start-ups? Find out what one of the most successful entrepreneurs, a top official and two prominent supporters think. Our start-up press review.


Intelligent CIO  Pedro Bados: The Swiss tech scene – a force to be reckoned with Pedro Bados, CEO and Co-Founder of Nexthink, tells us why Switzerland is set to become one of the most prosperous tech hubs in the world. horizons Martina Hirayama: “Switzerland is going to have its work cut out” Martina Hirayama was appointed State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in January 2019. She used to be a chemistry professor; now she wants to convince the Swiss universities of the future path they’ll have to take. Horizons wanted to find out more. Aperture  James Miners : Startup Success Recipes Together with James Miners, serial-entrepreneur and now Senior Advisor at Fongit — Switzerland’s premier startup incubator — we explore what it takes to make the journey from scientist to startup founder, transforming ideas into successful mass-market products and what is the key to startup success.   Swisscom Magazine  Nanja Strecker: ‘Swiss high-tech start-ups reach for the stars’ Nanja Strecker (ESA-BIC Switzerland) on innovation, Switzerland as a start-up hub and why people should stop comparing Zurich to Berlin. (SK)