Based in Bern, the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation was founded in December 2017 under the patronage of Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann.
The aim of the foundation is to support start-ups and entrepreneurship within Switzerland and to promote a Swiss innovation ecosystem with improved basic conditions for the commercialisation of innovative technologies.
The foundation pursues both a public and non-profit approach. It does not seek to make a profit and does not represent commercial interests, with the foundation’s profits and capital used exclusively for the purposes mentioned above.
«Startups are the fuel of our welfare. The SwissEF is supporting them, so that more innovation and new jobs are created here in Switzerland.»
Former Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation (SwissEF) is financed by its sponsorship and the donors. The interdisciplinary Board of Trustees is supported by a high profile international Advisory Board.
Stadler Rail AG
APCO Technologies SA
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO