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Last-minute marketing campaigns for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and you still have no idea what to do for your Christmas marketing campaign? No problem! These ideas will help you make customers, partners and employees happy in time for the festive season. more…

Patent law in a nutshell – What is a patent?

Anyone who founds an innovative start-up may have to apply for a patent to protect his ideas from imitators. Find out in the article what exactly a patent is, how it works and what it does for you. Swiss patent law is governed by the Federal Act on Patents for Inventions (PatA) and the associated […] more…

Report on Company Foundations October 2020: Record series remains unbroken

Despite the more severe corona measures, the number of start-ups continued to rise in October 2020. A total of 3956 companies were founded last month. In comparison to September 2020, this corresponds to an increase of 168 start-ups or 4.44%. The increase is even more significant compared to October 2019, the difference amounts to 224 […] more…

What is going on with the blockchain?

Things have become quiet around the great hope of the financial world: the blockchain. Find out in the article how the technology, celebrated as revolutionary, is doing. At the end of 2017, blockchain technology rapidly gained importance as the price of the digital currency Bitcoin rose to over 20,000 dollars. Suddenly everyone was a small […] more…

Due diligence when purchasing a company

As a test drive and reviewing a vehicle’s paperwork part of the process of purchasing a vehicle, due diligence is required in the course of purchasing a company. This is the terminology for the detailed review by the potential buyer of a company that is up for sale. We will explain to you, which areas […] more…

What Should Be Considered When Transferring Shares

There are many reasons why shares change their holders. Well, they can be sold (hopefully at a profit), handed down to an offspring or donated to the successor who is going to take over your business. It is important, however, to perform such a share transfer properly because otherwise there could occur some disadvantage for […] more…

Report on Company Foundations September 2020: Records continue to tumble

The rollercoaster ride continues: never before were as many records broken as in 2020. With a total of 3788 company foundations, September 2020 is now the strongest September since the beginning of STARTUPS.CH’s records. The 2019 figure was surpassed by more than 18 percent. Strong September In September 2020, 3788 new companies were founded. This […] more…

The most valuable unicorn in the world is planning its IPO

With a market value between 150 and 200 billion US dollars, the Chinese financial technology company Ant-Financial is the most valuable unicorn in the world. Now the subsidiary of the Alibaba Group wants to take the leap to the stock market. In the financial world, unicorns are defined as a start-up that is not yet […] more…

ETH wunderkind founds start-up

Gnanli Landrou grew up in a clay building in Togo and only went to school at the age of 16. Today he is a star at ETH and has founded a start-up for ecological concrete. Read his unusual story here. The 31-year-old ETH researcher Gnanli Landrou grew up in Togo, West Africa. He came to […] more…

Digital advertising at SBB: kick-starting start-up growth

Pascal had a really great idea for a business. He founded a start-up full of motivation and gave it his all. There was only one thing missing: customers. But what’s the best way for him to reach the early adopters who can put the wind in his young business’s sails? more…