Venture Kick


Venture Kick is a philanthropic three stage funding model initiated to support Swiss startups with enough funding to kick-start their entrepreneurial success. Startups can qualify to receive up to CHF 150,000 in start capital, and an opportunity for an additional CH 850,000 in equity funding from the Kick Fund. After each stage, promising entrepreneurs are also offered professional guidance in developing their business through the 2-day kickers camps and connection to an incredible network.

14 Years of Kicking

Venture Kick was launched in 2007 with the vision to double the number of spin-offs from Swiss universities, to accelerate their speed-to-market and to raise the attractiveness of these young companies among professional investors and industry partners. Selected members from a jury pool with more than 150 leading startup experts in Switzerland evaluate 20 startup projects at different stages at three sessions every month.

800+ startup projects supported
36,000,000+ Swiss francs start capital from Venture Kick
8,100 active jobs created
4,500,000,000+ Swiss francs raised by supported startups
84% survival rate of incorporated companies
37% have women in founding team

Contact in German

Venture Kickc/o Venturelab Ltd

startup space
Wiesenstrasse 10A
8952 Schlieren

Phone: +41 (71) 242 98 68
Fax: +41 (71) 242 98 99

Contact in French

Venture KickEPFL Innovation Park
Bâtiment C
1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 (21) 533 09 82
Fax: + 41 (71) 242 98 99



Database Details

Current Research
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Thematic Focus
Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, Digital Communication / ICTs, Life Sciences and Health, Open Topic


Applicant’s Country

Allowed Usage

Applicant’s Position
Undergrad, PhD Candidate, PostDoc, Researcher

Cycle Type

Partner Required

Last Modification
3. October 2021