Scouting Partner

Unter dem Titel The Next Global Hot Thing geht es um die nahe globale Zukunft. Wo sind die bahnbrechendsten, disruptiven Projekte und Start-ups, die sich noch in der Entstehungsphase befinden? In einem ganzjährigen Scouting werden die vielversprechendsten digitalen Ansätze gesucht und zur Auszeichnung vorgeschlagen.

CV Labs

CV VC is an early-stage venture capital investor with a focus on startups which build on blockchain technology. Based in the heart of Switzerand’s Crypto Valley, the company invests in all stages of crypto and blockchain development, from incubation to growth capital. In addition to venture capital investments, it oper- ates its own incubator and ecosystem business under the CV Labs brand, consisting of co-working spaces, advisory and events. Blockchain technology has the potential to significantly impact many industries, and CV VC believes that the next, third wave of large tech companies will be driven by catalyst technologies like blockchain, alongside AI, machine learning, automation and IOT.


ETH Zurich – Entrepreneurship

ETH Zurich supports and advises ETH Zurich graduates and employees interested in turning research results into marketable products and incorporate spin-off companies.



F10 is a global innovation ecosystem with offices in Zurich, Singapore, Madrid, Barcelona. With its incubators and accelerators covering the fields of FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, and DeepTech, F10 supports and guides startups in transforming their ideas into successful companies while stimulating collaboration with international organizations. Our founding partner is SIX, a global financial infrastructure provider and operator of the Swiss and Spanish stock exchanges. It has since been joined by a growing number of leading banks, insurances, consulting, and tech firms.


University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons is an innovative and entrepreneurial university of applied sciences with over 2,000 students. It trains people to become responsible and skilled professionals and managers. As a university of applied sciences with strong regional roots, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons attracts students from beyond the canton and even from outside Switzerland with its welcoming atmosphere. University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s and further education programmes in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computational and Data Science, Digital Science, Digital Supply Chain, Management, Mobile Robotics, Multimedia Production, Photonics, Service Design and Tourism.


Impact Hub Zürich

Impact Hub Zürich is a community of 1000+ makers, leading a diverse innovation network with a proven track of 10+ years. Impact Hub manages sustainability-driven projects and programs on a local, national and international level. Its business sectors include vibrant communities, beautiful co-working spaces, award-winning gastronomies, co-innovation facilities and partnerships in the corporate, institutional, NGO and startup sector. Impact Hub Zurich is part of a global network of over 100 Impact Hubs - including in Berlin, London and San Francisco. In Zurich, Impact Hub currently operates 3 locations.



The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) is a non-profit association established in 2014 that connects smart money investors to Swiss early-stage tech startups. SICTIC organizes the deal flow and matchmaking of startups and investors, and facilitates the process until the investment round closes, with an aim to grow the quantity and quality of local seed stage investments. However, SICTIC does not invest itself nor does it hold shares in startups.



Located in the heart of Switzerland's commercial center, Trust Square provides a space for innovative ideas to flourish. With disruptive technologies as the common denominator, Trust Square connects entrepreneurs, early-stage ventures, businesses, investors and academics and allows them to pursue their visions in an open, versatile and diverse environment. Trust is not only about technology per se, but also about open dialogue and the integration of appropriate applications into society. It's beyond technology.No matter what technology you’re engaged in, join us and our network of experts, find inspiration and the resources to pursue your vision.


University of St. Gallen – Startup@HSG

Becoming an entrepreneur - this is another career opportunity available to students at the University of St.Gallen. Startup@HSG is the control center for entrepreneurship at the HSG.