Our network

We work with these partners

We value our partners, and it is together with them that we shape the future of PostFinance in different areas.

Kickstart

Kickstart is an innovation and start-up platform that brings together later-stage start-ups, corporates, cities, foundations and universities to promote deep-tech innovation in Switzerland.

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F10

F10 – the home of fintechs is an eco-system of start-ups, corporates, experts and investors that is changing the world of finance through talent, technology and commitment. As a fintech incubator and accelerator based in Zurich and Singapore, F10 helps start-ups transform their ideas into successful companies whilst fostering cooperation with international organizations.

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Impact Hub Bern

An impact hub consisting of three different elements. A living community of passionate, entrepreneurial-minded individuals who want to achieve positive change through their projects and endeavours. An impact hub is a source of inspiration for  events, businesses and start-ups, as well as a physical space that provides a flexible infrastructure for working, meeting, learning and networking.

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University of St. Gallen

Through human-centred design, the design thinking@HSG programme offers companies looking to innovate new ways of approaching complex problems in the field of innovation. 

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Department of Business Management

The Department of Business Management at the University of Bern holds the Bernese Business Creation Competition annually where students can present and evolve their business ideas. PFLab supports participants by running workshops on design thinking and visual communication.

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St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences

The Competence Center for Banking and Finance at IFU-FHS (Institute for Business Management at the St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences) combines theory with application, specializing in areas including blockchain technology and the tokenization of assets. In addition to providing financial institutions and SMEs with advice, the center also conducts applied research, and provides basic and advanced training and information events.

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Booster magazine

Booster – a start-up that publishes a magazine for start-ups This Swiss start-up magazine is published four times a year, and features stories about founding companies, entrepreneurship, technology trends and innovation at Swiss companies. They can also be found on a number of digital platforms.

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Action Jam

Action Jam is the Swiss network for innovation management where the people in charge of innovation at large Swiss companies meet up several times a year at events to discuss the challenges faced by the Swiss innovation eco-system.

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IFJ

The IFJ – the St. Gallen-based start-up support service – has been supporting company founders for over 30 years now,  helping entrepreneurs with their initial concept, the founding process and getting the company off to a successful start. Courtesy of partners, the start-up support it provides is free of charge.

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The IFJ start-up space in Schlieren

Twice a year, PostFinance offers six free workspaces at the IFJ start-up space in Schlieren (canton of Zurich).

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INNOArchitects

The InnoArchitects provide support in various phases of innovation, including exploration, validation, implementation, scaling and consulting.

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ConnectSpace

At the start of 2020, the ConnectSpace co-working space opened its doors in Münsingen (canton of Berne), and offers 17 flexible workspaces, two modern meeting rooms as well as an event room for seminars, training sessions and innovation/creativity workshops. It also opened its “future office”: the go-to place for innovation and digitization-related issues.

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Startup Academy Bern

Startup Academy Bern supports start-ups right from their initial business concept to the end of their first year in business. Startup Academy Bern’s support programme is tailored to the needs of the start-ups it supports, and lasts between 18 and 24 months.

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e.foresight

e.foresight monitors signs of innovation all over the world, analyses their impact and helps key players in banking in Switzerland and Liechtenstein prepare for the future.

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Westhive

Westhive is a co-working space in Zurich that specializes as a consultancy firm in growth hacking.

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Innoveto

Innoveto helps companies come up with ways to innovate, and focuses heavily on design thinking and lean start-up methods.

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HYVE Switzerland

Hyve Switzerland is a one-stop shop for open innovation providing advice, software, useful methods and co-creation.

Swiss Startup Factory

Swiss Startup Factory is a privately financed Swiss venture-builder for corporates and start-ups that specializes in enhancing innovation in new technologies.

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ZID Center for Innovation and Digitization

The ZID Center for Innovation and Digitization acts as a partner to start-ups, spin-offs and SMEs, helping them to turn innovation projects into successful business ventures. It supports them by providing expertise to help implement their ideas, a wide network in business and politics, access to capital and a workspace.

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