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1. Faster growth  
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation (SwissEF) is under the patronage of Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin, which he took over from former Federal Councilor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann. SwissEF promotes…  
2. Partnership with Westhive  
Westhive is the fastest growing provider of flexible office solutions in Switzerland. Nearly 1,000 workstations with full service infrastructure are available at the locations in Zurich and Basel.…  
3. Top ratings for the SwissEF UpScaler program (Kopie 1)  
Participants are particularly enthusiastic about the high utility value and the quick and positive impact on their business development. All participating startups now receive an exclusive CHF 80,000…  
4. A message from President Guy Parmelin  
To conclude our partnership with Swisspreneur, President Guy Parmelin looks back on a challenging year and is impressed by the innovative power and perseverance of the Swiss startup scene.  
5. Successful completion of the UpScaler program for PXL Vision  
Startup PXL Vision, winner of the Swiss Economic Award 2019 and EY Entrerpreneur of the Year Award 2020, increased its revenue by more than 50% last year and doubled its headcount. PXL Vision has…  
6. Handover at SwissEF  
Due to time constraints, Peter Stähli handed over his function as CEO to his former deputy Simon Enderli as of December 1. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his extremely…  
7. Progress in the taxation of employee shareholdings  
On 30 October 2020 the Swiss Federal Tax Administration published welcome changes to its circular on the taxation of employee shareholdings. This has created the basis for a uniform tax practice…  
8. Five Startups in the UpScaler Program  
Recently the UpScaler program was launched with the company Zippsafe. Zippsafe manufactures a novel locker room solution utilizing flexible textile locker bags instead of metal sheet allowing space…  
9. Investment in Yamo  
During the summer, the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund realized its fourth direct investment. Yamo calls itself a «foodtech company» and produces fresh organic baby food using an innovative process. All…  
10. SwissEF UpScaler Financing Module  
As a result of the Corona-crisis, questions concerning the financing of startups are even more in focus than before. SwissEF has adapted its UpScaler program and now offers a specific financing…  
11. Liquidity support for startups  
Last week the Federal Council communicated its liquidity support for startups. Applications for support must be entered on the EasyGov website. They are then forwarded to the responsible cantons for…  
12. Innovative startups receive additional support  
SwissEF has been at the forefront of support measures for startups for the past three weeks. Together with other key players and personalities from the startup scene, efforts were made through all…  
13. Fund invests in Lunaphore Technologies  
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund invests in another promising Swiss company with great potential. The Lausanne-based startup produces innovative equipment for cancer research and tissue diagnostics.…  
14. SwissEF experts support startups in the Corona crisis  
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation has a broad network of proven experts who are involved in our UpScaler program. Due to the exceptional situation, SwissEF has decided to make this know-how and…  
15. Launch of the Swiss Entrepreneurs & Startup Association (SWESA)  
Following the founding of the Parliamentary Group on Startups and Entrepreneurship by National Councillors Judith Bellaiche and Andri Silberschmidt, the Swiss Entrepreneurs & Startup Association…  
16. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch new member of the SwissEF Advisory Board  
We are very pleased to welcome the Head of SECO (Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs) to our Advisory Board. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch has a wealth of unique experience, which is very…  
17. SGS is a new member of the SwissEF industry network  
The internationally leading goods testing group SGS SA, based in Geneva, has joined the SwissEF industrial network. SGS supports the successful internationalisation of growth companies in SwissEF's…  
18. Medienmitteilung_SwissEF_2._Closing_final_E.pdf  
Media release Successful first year of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund Fund achieves milestone with quarter of a billion francs. The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund launched in February by the Swiss…  
19. Fund achieves milestone with quarter of a billion francs  
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund launched in February by the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation has successfully completed its second fundraising phase. At a quarter of a billion francs, the target for 2019…  
20. Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin meets the most successful Swiss startups  
On the initiative of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin met representatives of the most successful Swiss start-ups in the Federal Palace. The discussions focused on…  
22. Starting signal for the SwissEF UpScaler  
Following the successful pilot at the end of 2018, the SwissEF UpScaler growth program is now being launched on a broad basis. Growth companies in the internationalisation phase will be supported by…  
23. Factsheet_SwissEF_UpScaler_E.pdf  
The SwissEF UpScaler Result-driven growth program for companies in the internationalization phase Growing faster and more successfully Creating new jobs Increasing the company value …  
24. New Board Members  
The Foundation Board and Advisory Board were supplemented by other well-known personalities. Claudio Cisullo, IT entrepreneur, investor and board member with various mandates, was newly elected to…  
25. SwissEF Fund raises CHF 190 million and begins investing  
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, launched in February this year by the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation, has successfully concluded its first round of fundraising, in an amount totalling CHF 190 million.…  
26. 20190628_MM_1st_Closing_SwissEF_final_E.pdf  
Media release, Blackout period 2 July 12pm Key milestone reached by Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation Fund raises CHF 190 million and begins investing The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, launched in…  
27. 1st Advisory Board Meeting  
Last week the 1st Advisory Board Meeting of SwissEF took place. In addition to an interesting and multi-faceted discussion, Aude Pugin reported on the challenges facing Swiss companies in terms of…  
28. SwissEF_Medienmitteillung_20190206_def_EN.pdf  
Press release (Embargo until 7. Feb. 09:30am) Future-looking initiative for start-ups and innovative SMEs Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation jumps the first hurdle The private sector and politics are…  
29. ScaleUp Network Switzerland  
In order to optimally promote the scale-up of start-ups in Switzerland, EPFL Lausanne, EPFL Innovation Park, Innovaud and SwissEF have joined forces to form the ScaleUp Network Switzerland. The…  
31. Media Conference 7.2.19  
The FINMA approval for the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund was communicated at the media conference held on 7 February in Berne. Urs Berger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, stressed that investing in the…  
32. SwissEF_TwoPager_20190206_def_EN.pdf  
Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation (Embargo until 7.2 - 09:30am) A forward-looking Swiss initiative to promote startups and innovative SMEs Vision: The Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation (SwissEF) is a…  
33. SwissEF_Fund_TwoPager_20190206_def_EN.pdf  
Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund – At a glance (Embargo until 7.Feb. 09:30am) The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund: Swiss start-ups and innovative SMEs need capital to achieve growth. The fund, created jointly by…  
34. New Members for the Foundation Board  
The foundation board warmly welcomes further important members. We are delighted with the commitments made by Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL Lausanne, and Beat Vonlanthen, Member of the Council…  
35. FINMA Approval  
Thanks to an efficient FINMA process and our motivated, interdisciplinary and hard-working team, we were able to obtain approval for the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund at the end of January. An extremely…  
36. Media / Contact  
Management Board Simon Enderli CEO simon.enderli@swissef.ch Media enquiries media@swissef.ch Head office Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation Bundesgasse 35 3001 Bern …  
37. Honorary President  
Former Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann was one of the initiators of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation and made a significant and committed contribution to the successful establishment of…  
38. Pilot Project  
The UpScaler program for growth companies was tested in a pilot project with two Swiss start-ups. Both are in the midst of internationalisation, i.e. exactly in the phase on which the SwissEF…  
39. 1st Parliamentarian Meeting  
During the winter session, we were able to successfully hold the first parliamentary event. SwissEF President Urs Berger and the SwissEF Foundation Councils Ruedi Noser and Pascale Vonmont discussed…  
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41. Sponsorship  
Will you help us? Donators Corporates Private Persons Founders Do you or your company want to make a donation to our foundation and thus play your part in supporting start-ups and…  
42. Fund  
Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund Important  The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund invests only in start-ups and SMEs in the growth phase (internationalisation) with a financing requirement of between CHF…  
43. Projects  
«Growth and success in international markets are key to successful Swiss entrepreneurship» SwissEF UpScaler and Shaper «Becoming a successful entrepreneur is a lot like being a world-class…  
44. Foundation  
Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation (SwissEF) President of the Foundation Board Foundation Board Structure and Activities The Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation (SwissEF) is financed by its sponsorship…  
45. Hearing @ Federal Palace  
Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann and SwissEF have invited 30 start-up representatives from all over Switzerland to a hearing at the Federal Palace. An intensive two-hour hearing was held…  
46. Female Entrepreneurs  
The SwissEF Advisory Board was further strengthened. Three successful female entrepreneurs were recruited as new members. Annette Heimlicher (Contrinex AG), Bettina Ernst (Preclin Biosystem) and Lea…  
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49. Disclaimer  
Disclaimer Person Responsible Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation Bundesgasse 35 3001 Bern Data Protection Officer Peter Stähli peter.staehli@swissef.ch Any person concerned can contact our…  
50. Legal Notice  
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51. Newsletter  
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52. Alain Chuard  
The successful Swiss entrepreneur, who sold his startup Wildfire to Google in 2015, will become a member of the Advisory Board of SwissEF. Alain lives in Silicon Valley and visits Switzerland…  
53. New Managing Director  
Peter Stähli – founder and long-standing CEO of the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) – takes on the role of Managing Director at the Swiss Entrepreneurship Foundation (SwissEF).  
54. Establishment SwissEF  
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation is founded under the patronage of Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, with Urs Berger as President.
 
55. Letter of intent  
Declaration of intent for establishing a Swiss fund for venture and growth capital signed by Credit Suisse and UBS, two major Swiss banks. It is now planned to establish the fund in the coming months…