Company founders and start-ups

Hit the ground running

You need more than one good idea to take successful steps towards independence. It requires business acumen, perseverance, expertise, a good network and professional support. Together with various partners, PostFinance supports up-and-coming start-ups by offering attractive services, valuable expertise and helpful tools.

Our start-up package for company founders

The start-up package is perfectly tailored to start-ups’ needs so that they can successfully enter the business world. It covers day-to-day financial needs, combined with exclusive special offers and services upon request.

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Workplaces that inspire

Get your business up and running – at the startup space in Zurich Schlieren. Together with the Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ), PostFinance is offering up-and-coming company founders and start-ups free workplaces, as well as reduced rates for meeting and workshop spaces with modern infrastructure. Swap stories about your experiences with other start-ups there and benefit from IFJ and PostFinance’s expertise and services. Apply now for the next moving-in date in January 2018.

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Equity financing

PostFinance invests in promising, innovative or highly specialized start-ups. It prioritizes participations that relate to PostFinance’s core business in the field of financial technology (fintech). Does your business model meet our requirements? Are you interested in receiving equity financing from PostFinance? If so, please send us the basic information on your business model by e-mail.

Overview of PostFinance investments
  • Founding in 10 steps

    Do you want to bring your business idea to life? To make founding a company simple and successful, PostFinance has mapped out the company founding process for you.

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    KU magazine “Company foundation”

    The KU magazine “Company foundation” provides valuable basic information, tips and checklists on all aspects of founding a small company. Topics include developing a business idea and business plan, identifying your own skills and your type of company, networked financial planning, legal challenges and insurance matters.


    Attend free intensive courses offered in your region, such as “How to Start a Company in Switzerland”, “Businessplan Basic”, “Accounting”, and much more.

  • 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.

  • Institut für Jungunternehmer (IFJ)

    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 a leading authority for company founders. 100,000 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 free of charge and cost savings of up to CHF 1,100 when setting up a limited liability company (GmbH) or a private limited company (AG) if opening a PostFinance business account at the same time
    • Free courses on setting up a company, acquiring new customers, online advertising, administration and bookkeeping
    • Support with securing financing by creating a professional business plan and through participation in the venturelab accelerator programme, or access to start-up capital of up to CHF 130,000
    • Workplaces and offices at the startup space in Schlieren, Zurich


    PostFinance has been working since 2017 with its partner Netnotar to support young entrepreneurs with founding a company. Netnotar has an excellent platform where future young entrepreneurs can found a limited liability company (GmbH) or private limited company (AG) online. Having been present on the market for several years, Netnotar has good access to the start-up target group and can give young entrepreneurs the best possible advice when founding their companies.

    Netnotar offers you:

    • Easy, quick and secure company founding online
    • Inexpensive founding of a limited liability company (GmbH) or private limited company (AG) when opening a PostFinance business account at the same time
    • Other appealing offers for private customers online

    Swiss Finance Startups (SFS)

    PostFinance actively supports the association Swiss Finance Startups (SFS) since 2016. SFS was founded in May 2014 in Zurich by a group of pioneers of the Swiss fintech industry to create synergies, join forces and to drive innovation, inspiration and change in the world’s financial epicenter. SFS is a non-profit organization run by the ventures involved. More than 100 fintech startups have already teamed up under the umbrella of SFS and together, they foster the common Swiss startup spirit and are at the forefront of the digitization of the financial industry.

    SFS offers you the creation of a start-up-friendly environment in Switzerland based on collaboration and a strong network which offers young entrepreneurs support and the scope to be creative, bold and successful

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