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).

Competition “My business idea”

Since 1989, our partner, IFJ, has helped more than 125,000 people make their entrepreneurial dreams become a reality. Do you also have an innovative business idea? Win one of 30 founders’ packages and support from start-up professionals now.

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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