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We collaborate closely with some of the best universities in Switzerland as we want to see their Master- and PhD-students well represented in our cohorts and ensure that their best talents get access to Talent Kick. 


With university ambassadors and task forces at the most important campuses we ensure together that the students going through Talent Kick also easily integrate with the many great entrepreneurship programs offered locally and actively use synergies with their academic programs.


Talent Kick is always open for new academic partners to provide the best environment for interdisciplinary teams to form and develop across Swiss universities. 


To become a partner university reach out to us!



Swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting Switzerland and the world in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talents. We thereby contribute to strengthening Switzerland's profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.



Venture Kick was launched in 2007 with the vision to double the number of spin-offs from Swiss universities, to accelerate their speed-to-market and to raise the attractiveness of these young companies among professional investors and industry partners. We encourage our teams to go onwards to the nine-month kicking process to solidify and strengthen their journey from science to market. 


Venturelab has been improving and expanding the support offered to Switzerland's top entrepreneurs, continuously developing and deploying new tools and programs. To date, Venturelab has backed more than 1,000 startups in their global growth, supporting over 50,000 people in the startup ecosystem across various programs and events.


«First Ventures» provides up to CHF 150,000 for students and graduates of Universities of Applied Sciences eager to launch their own spin-off.


The Swiss Startup Association (SSA) is the umbrella organization of the Swiss startup ecosystem. The SSA focuses on bringing all stakeholders closer together to achieve two main goals: more startups and improving conditions for existing ones in Switzerland. With 1,600 members, the SSA serves as the central point of contact and provides startups with a comprehensive range of services.


S2S Ventures is an independent students-2-students Venture Capital fund. S2S helps teams demystify the funding process, offering personalized feedback and support, and investing CHF 25'000 pre-seed capital into promising startups. 


Rready is a Zurich-based startup that engages third party employees to unleash their full potential. They stand for a playful approach without buzzword-bingo or innovation theatre. Talent Kick uses their KICKBOX method in our program, KICKBOX, based on a methodology used by +1000 of companies, works bottom-up by tapping into the distributed knowledge of their employees and allows them to go from a raw idea to a successful implementation. 


Are you interested in supporting the best entrepreneurial talents in Switzerland through Talent Kick?

Fill out the form and join our community of mentors, business angels, and domain experts. We will save your contact details and share those with selected teams that can benefit from your experience. If a team is interested in your expertise, we will facilitate an introduction.

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