2020 has been quite the year, hasn’t it?

We want to thank you all for sticking with us in what has proven to be quite a journey with a lot of last-minute changes, new innovations and key learnings for all of us. Looking back, we realise that we’ve finished the year having developed some serious webinar skills, a new-found knowledge of hosting hybrid […]

NEW PUBLICATION: Building the Swiss Tech for Impact Ecosystem

Zurich, September 16th, 2020 – As a world leader in tech and innovation, Switzerland is home to a growing number of impact tech entrepreneurs with innovative business models addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Swiss Tech for Impact sector is on the rise, and Switzerland has the prerequisites to establish itself as a […]

The industry as game changer for growing impact tech sector

Photo: Chris Zueger

A profitable and scalable solution to boost business growth and maximize positive impact? Yes, we are talking about the innovations of today, and the leading companies of tomorrow. Where having an impact driven business does not exempt you from building a robust, and profitable, business case. In 2013, Forbes published an article describing social entrepreneurship […]

Announcing the Winners of the SEIF Awards 2020

During the first virtual SEIF Awards Ceremony on June 17, we saw amazing pitches from all 10 finalists of the SEIF Awards 2020. Selected amongst a record high number of applications from all over Europe, the competition was very strong. With close to 400 competitive applications from more than 30 different countries spanning across various […]

Samsung For Impact Startups have been chosen!

With pride we announce the final selection for Samsung For Impact Switzerland 2020. A batch of 5 impact startups will participate in accelerator program “Samsung For Impact”. An overview of the startups and a short description can be found below.  We received 43 registrations from various sectors and different technological solutions. But the field of […]

Join us for the first virtual SEIF Awards Ceremony – June 17th

Join us from all over the world + 2 more reasons why this is really exciting We invite you to join our very first virtual Awards Ceremony, June 17th! Of course, we would have loved to celebrate with you in person, but health and safety comes first. And it’s definitely not all bad news. We are […]

True Art is to Embrace the Lows – a contribution from CARU

As an Age-Tech startup in Switzerland, what does your journey look like? Founder and co-CEO of CARU Susanne Dröscher describes in the blog below what it’s like to be a founder of an impact startup, including some helpful recommendations! What is CARU? CARU is grandma’s and grandpa’s digital flatmate. In short, CARU brings the family […]

Meet the 10 finalists for the SEIF Awards 2020 Tech for Impact

The 10 finalists for the SEIF Awards 2020 Tech for Impact have been selected! Learn more about who they are and what they do below.  With 365 applications, the number of applications for the SEIF Awards 2020 Tech for Impact hit a record high. The competition was very strong, with high quality applications from more than 30 […]

Applications for the SEIF Awards Tech for Impact hit record high

With 365 applications across 34 countries, the number of applications for the SEIF Awards Tech for Impact has hit a record high. Switzerland is in the lead representing more than 40% of the impact startups who are now competing for a total of CHF 40’000. Looking at the number of applications, Germany represents the second largest […]