Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ)

Support when founding a company

PostFinance supports young entrepreneurs in their first steps towards independence through its partner organization IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen).

PostFinance has maintained a partnership with the Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ) since 2009. By offering professional support in the start-up scene, IFJ has established itself as the leading authority for company founders. More than 110,000 entrepreneurs have already taken the step towards independence with IFJ since 1989.

IFJ’s services:

  • Easy, quick and secure company founding online
  • Founding of a sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited liability company (GmbH) or private limited company (AG) free of charge if opening a PostFinance business account at the same time
  • Free courses on setting up a company, business plans, acquiring new customers, online advertising and bookkeeping
  • Support with finding financing through participation in the Venturelab accelerator programme, or access to start-up capital of up to CHF 130,000 through the Venture Kick initiative
  • Free Innosuisse training programme for projects and start-ups in the ICT, advanced engineering, medtech and biotech sectors
  • Workplaces and offices at the startup space in Schlieren, Zurich


The IFJ BusinessPlan Tool provides simple, step-by-step guidance on the contents of a business plan. In addition, your access rights allow you to work on one or several plans individually or in a team. Learning videos and templates are also available.

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