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Change the world with a start-up. Go for it!

Make the world a better place with your start-up. Go for it.

Whether you're a B2B entrepreneur, a shop owner, a young designer, a game developer, or an artisan: You want to be your own boss, bring innovative ideas to life, and do your own thing. We share your enthusiasm and are here to help you – with practical tips, a valuable network, and helpful solutions.

Tipps und Links

You need to be well prepared to venture into self-employment. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started. As the Bank for Entrepreneurs, we are happy to hear your concerns if you'd like more specific advice. Go for it!

  • 12 steps to success

  • A professional start

  • Successful networking

  • Get the right insurance

  • Clarify tax issues

  • Precise accounting

  • Save money

  • Become more profitable

  • Record the value-added tax

  • Or outsource your accounting

Simple banking solutions for young entrepreneurs

Our practical and comprehensive Startup Easy range includes the most important products and services for your start-up's everyday needs in the first three years after establishing the business. The first year is free of charge, and then it's just CHF 5 a month. Best of luck!

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Get a new banking relationship digitally

f you have already launched your company, it's really easy to open your new banking relationship online, and the entire application for the Startup Easy Package is digital.

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Startup Easy Package

Two corporate accounts, two savings accounts, Maestro cards and credit cards,* plus more.

* Credit Cards issued by Swisscard AECS GmbH.

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Personal consultation

Direct access to advisors and experts along with efficient processing of banking business by phone or email: everything from FX and payment transactions to liquidity management.

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Clear overview of costs

Transparent pricing system, thanks to modular structure for basic offering and add-ons.

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Flexible solutions

Thanks to overdraft limits, you can avoid any liquidity bottlenecks from an overdrawn account.

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Attractive credit card products

The Startup Easy Package includes credit cards* with many insurance benefits for when you travel and an attractive bonus program.

* Credit Cards issued by Swisscard AECS GmbH.

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Comprehensive add-ons

The Startup Easy Package has interesting options you can add, particularly for foreign currency transactions and overdraft limits.

Convinced? Open an account now!

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Open an account online

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Open a capital payment account

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Arrange a personal consultation

Reliable support for self-employment.

STARTUPS.CH is a partner of Credit Suisse with 20 branches throughout Switzerland. So far, 20,000 start-ups have been successfully launched through this information portal for start-ups. Perhaps soon, even yours. 

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Save start-up costs

As your bank and a partner of STARTUPS.CH, Credit Suisse will cover some of your start-up costs. Find out about the conditions.

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Gain expertise

STARTUPS.CH Academy offers courses around Switzerland. They cover topics such as founding a company, trademark protection, insurance, client acquisition, and much more.

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Successful business planning

STARTUPS.CH gives you access to several tools as well as the assistance to develop your business idea into a business concept.

More visibility for your start-up

The Top 100 Startup Award recognizes the most innovative and promising start-up projects in Switzerland and has already put many SMEs on the map.

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Qualifying

Even though you can't apply for the award yourself, it is a good idea to showcase your company on startup.ch, where you can catch the attention of experts.

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Inspire investors

If you are one of the winners of the Startup Award, not only do you get a great deal of PR, but you also get the chance to introduce your business to international investors. 

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Find inspiration

You can find short bios on the best start-ups on top100startup.ch. Get inspired!

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As Kitro, Anastasia Hofmann and Naomie MacKenzie are using a new approach to reduce food waste. Find out here how they are running their project and what their next goals are.

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