Switzerland Global Enterprise works all over the world to support entrepreneurs and promote Switzerland as a business location. On behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO), the role of S-GE as a center of excellence for internationalization is to foster exports, imports and investments, to help clients develop new potential for their international businesses, and to strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub. S-GE is a strong and trusted partner for clients, the cantons and the Swiss government, with a global network of experienced advisors and experts.
The Swiss Venture Club (SVC) is an independent, nonprofit organization formed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, with the aim of supporting SMEs and creating and preserving jobs in Switzerland. Along with a valuable network of relationships, SVC offers services and events that are specially tailored to SMEs.
SVC – Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs (SVC Ltd.) invests in SMEs with growth potential, helping to ensure Switzerland remains one of the world's leading industrial nations. SVC Ltd. provides small and medium-sized enterprises and young entrepreneurs with up to a total of 100 million Swiss francs in venture capital. The beneficiaries thereof are innovative companies in different stages of their life cycle from around the country. The focus is on strengthening Switzerland's position as a center for business and employment, and as a pillar of Swiss prosperity.
The Center for Family Business of the University of St. Gallen (CFB-HSG) is positioned as leading national and international expert in research, teaching and executive education in the domain of family businesses.
swissVR is committed to enhancing the professionalism, quality and interests of Swiss boards of directors. As an organization, swissVR is exclusively dedicated to boards of directors and their professionalization. swissVR also offers a wide variety of events designed to reflect the current challenges facing boards of directors, as well as training specifically tailored to their particular needs.
The Swiss export association is engaged in the practical transfer of up-to-date knowledge and networking for the benefit of its member companies. Enhancing the competitiveness of export businesses and the environment in which they operate is at the heart of what we do.
The Association of Swiss Foreign Trade Chambers in Switzerland and its members make a private sector contribution to the promotion of Swiss foreign economic relations in general and of Swiss exports of products and services in particular.
The League of Leading Ladies (LLL) was founded in 2014 by 40 leading international business women in Zurich. The LLL sees itself as a business club for "women with a vision." The founder and president is Sandra-Stella Triebl, owner of the women's magazine Ladies Drive. Membership of the club is by personal invitation only.
Since its foundation in 2007, the primary objective of GetDiversity has been to bring together experienced female managers and entrepreneurs as well as active and prospective female board members with the decision-makers of the Swiss economy and to facilitate discussion about important strategic topics relating to the business location. GetDiversity also supports women on their journey toward a directorship.
Helvetica, together with entrepreneurial families, Credit Suisse, and Mobiliar, is building the Entrepreneurial Investor Platform for Switzerland. This platform brings the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in Switzerland together with the most attractive SMEs, thus ensuring an active, long-term, and autonomous development of these SMEs.