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Start-up Report for May – Strong Growth Following Weak April

After a recorded decline in start-ups of 8.02% in April, growth rose by 10.52% in May compared with the previous year. Virtually all cantons registered growth. Cantons with an already strong proportion of start-ups benefited in particular. more…

Interview with Silvio Trionfini of sakku SWISS SOLAR BAG

Zurich-based start-up sakku SWISS SOLAR BAG makes bags and rucksacks that are classic in design but driven by the latest technology. With their integrated solar panels, they can be used to recharge electronic devices when you’re on the move. But design and technology aren’t the only benefits. The products and their components are produced and […] more…

Annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders

In a public limited (or joint-stock) company, the AGM is the highest authority. Its powers, which extend to audit, cannot be transferred. So what can the AGM do exactly, and how is it convened? The following blog post explains. more…

Apprenticeship contract

An apprenticeship contract is a special type of individual employment contract. The employed party is deemed worthy of special protection, which is therefore provided for by law. Conversely, in the interests of successful training, the employed party also has certain obligations. Here we explain what you need to be aware of when you employ an […] more…

The dream of flying gets a step closer with the Flyer

US company Kitty Hawk has dedicated itself to bringing the dream of flying within the reach of everyone. The Mountain View start-up has just produced its first aircraft, The Flyer, which has been specially designed to be used over water. Deliveries are expected to begin later this year. more…

Take advantage of Swisscom’s new starter kit

Swisscom supports start-up founders in launching their ventures. Every new customer whose start-up was founded within the past year receives a welcome bonus along with their communication solution. more…

Startup Report for April 2017 – Strong Decline

A very weak April followed a strong March. Only 3247 new legal forms were registered in commercial registers throughout Switzerland. This corresponds to a decline of 8.02% compared with April of last year. Compared to the previous month, this even represents a decrease of 22.10%. Especially Ticino recorded a sharp decline. more…

Contractual Penalty in case of infringing the Non-Competition Clause

A non-competition clause is often included in an employment contract if an employee is of particular importance to the company. To ensure the employee’s compliance with this clause it often also stipulates a contractual penalty. This penalty should, however, not be excessively high, as otherwise the court may reduce the amount. more…

Startup Easy – The banking solution for young entrepreneurs

When creating a business many questions may arise. Regardless of whether it concerns the choice of a company name, the drafting of a business model or the necessary registrations, the Business Easy platform from Credit Suisse answers all your questions. You can also take advantage of the Startup Easy Package for new companies and remember […] more…

Start-up report for the first quarter of 2017 – strong growth

A total of 11,023 new legal entities were recorded in the Swiss Commercial Register in the first quarter of 2017. During the same period the previous year the number was 10,356. This corresponds to a growth figure of 6.44%, as revealed in the latest surveys published by STARTUPS.CH. more…