Company founders and startups

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 startups by offering attractive services, valuable expertise and helpful tools.

Our startup package for company founders

The startup package is perfectly tailored to startups’ 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 startups free workplaces, as well as reduced rates for meeting and workshop spaces with modern infrastructure. Swap stories about your experiences with other startups there and benefit from IFJ and PostFinance’s expertise and services. Apply now for the next moving-in date in July 2019.

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Exciting start-ups wanted

Helping to shape a promising future: PostFinance continuously supports start-ups in clearly defined business fields by providing them with expert know-how, offices and/or financial resources. In doing so, it establishes the optimal conditions to enable you to drive forward your business model. How do we cooperate? We seek to create a win-win situation in all circumstances, whether by means of close cooperation or even through an investment. Take advantage of the opportunity and apply on behalf of your start-up now.

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  • 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.

    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.

    Courses

    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.

  • Institute for Young Entrepreneurs (IFJ)

    PostFinance has maintained a partnership with the Institute for Young Entrepreneurs 
    (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, creating a business plan, acquiring new customers, online advertising and bookkeeping
    • Support in the search for financing thanks to 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 in the startup space in Schlieren

    Netnotar

    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 startup 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

    venture leaders Fintech di Venturelab

    Since 2017 PostFinance has been a partner of venture leaders Fintech, part of the venturelab support programme. venturelab has been supporting the best startup talent in Switzerland since 2004. These startups benefit from venturelab’s large international network with industry partners and investors as well as from unique support programmes.

    venturelab holds a competition every year to select a Swiss startup national team in the fintech sector. The ten winning companies from the banking and insurance services sector take part in a business development programme in New York as venture leaders Fintech, gaining access to a global platform.

    Thanks to its partnership with venture leaders Fintech, PostFinance has the opportunity to position itself as a startup partner, to get to know fintechs and their founders and to look into the possibility of working together. 

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