«At Sintratec we take entrepreneurship to be the pursuit as a team of a shared vision, to have fun, to let off steam once in a while, and to never be beaten. Youth entrepreneurship in particular for us means to be allowed to be carefree, while providing for ever greater demands on us just as competitors do on themselves.»

Gianluca Peduzzi, Sintratec.com

«Young entrepreneurs recognize needs, identify market opportunities, discover new ideas, and start businesses. We provide assistance along that path: from the venture concept to the business plan to financing.»

Arie Verkuil

SWISS UPSTART CHALLENGE

Would you like to realise a business idea? Perhaps you are considering the idea of starting your own business. Are you wondering if you have what it takes to create a start-up?
Then apply now and start your own enterprise.

Overview

The competition lasts nine months and is divided into three phases. There will be a selection process at the end of each of the three phases. Participants who reach the final round have the opportunity to win prize money amounting to 20,000 Swiss Francs.
We offer you the following support:

  • Consultations with experts in the field
  • Personal coaching
  • Free continuing education
  • Networking opportunities and events

Contact people

Stefan Philippi, Head Business Office
swissupstart@fhnw.ch

Prof. Stefan Adam, contact person for the social business category
stefan.adam@fhnw.ch

Prof. Dr. Claus-Heinrich Daub, Business and Academic Head
clausheinrich.daub@fhnw.ch

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
School of Business
Institute of Management
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch