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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…

Company Foundation, Office and Fiduciary Services in Zug

On 1 February 2016 STARTUPS.CH entered into a partnership with AbaFin Treuhand AG in Zug, which means that new entrepreneurs now have the possibility to receive personal advice in Zug. more…

Commercialize Your Product and Grow Your Business Globally With a Commercialization Grant?

Do you have a prototype you would like to commercialize? Are you ambitious to bring it to the rest of the world? If this is the case, the EU’s SME Instrument might be for you – a program Switzerland has just joined as of this year. more…

New entries in the commercial register for February 2017: number of new companies down on last year

In February 2017, a total of 3,552 new companies were entered in the commercial register. This is 40 fewer than for the same month last year – a decrease of 1.11%. But in comparison to the previous month, it represents a welcome growth of 7.54%. more…