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From a Start-Up to a Market Leader

With E-GUMA, Idea Creation GmbH has specialised, as one of the first companies in Europe, in software solutions for vouchering. What started with first projects in 2005 resulted, via STARTUPS.CH, in the 2009 foundation of an official company. With more than 600 successfully implemented projects and several thousand companies using the system on a daily […] more…

A Start-Up Based in Zurich Provides Perspective

Glass Doc, a Zurich start-up, has developed a procedure to repair glass damage. The method used applies to damage caused by scratches, flying sparks or caustic burns. It has made the company very successful, especially with transport operators. more…

Shareholders’ Right to be Informed at the General Meeting

Each and every shareholder is by rights entitled to be properly informed. This is intended to let shareholders exercise their rights as they really wish. As no duty of loyalty for shareholders is stipulated in the law, the right to be informed runs up against its limits when business secrets and legitimate interests need to […] more…

Bits & Pretzels: Munich’s Start-Up Event Invites Again

From 24 to 26 September 2017 the start-up event Bits & Pretzels invites again, this time to Munich. This unique gathering connects start-up enthusiasts not only with each other, but also with established big names of the scene. The whole event is harmoniously linked to the Oktoberfest, delivering a perfect framework to learn each other […] more…

Start-Up Report for June 2017: Strong Growth Continues

June is traditionally a good month for start-ups. With a total of 4,125 new trade register entries, this year the development turned out to be especially good. Compared with the last four years, this is a new peak value. Compared with the previous year, this means a growth rate of 1.25%, compared with the previous […] more…

Agreement on jurisdiction

In Switzerland, freedom of contract is wide-ranging. Under Art. 17 of the Civil Procedural Code [Zivilprozessordnung – ZPO], parties can even specify the local jurisdiction themselves. In some cases, this can be done in advance, in others, only once a dispute has arisen, although for some types of dispute it is precluded entirely. But in […] more…

Digital Festival Zurich: Inspiration, innovation and fun!

This year the Digital Festival Zurich will once again be all about inspiration and the future. The festival will take place from September 13th through 17th at the Kaufleuten and Technopark in Zurich. A diverse program with keynotes, workshops, labs and parties awaits you. STARTUPS.ch will be accompanying the event as a media partner. more…

Start-up Report for May – Strong Growth Following Weak April

After a recorded decline in start-ups of 8.02% in April, growth rose by 10.52% in May compared with the previous year. Virtually all cantons registered growth. Cantons with an already strong proportion of start-ups benefited in particular. more…

Interview with Silvio Trionfini of sakku SWISS SOLAR BAG

Zurich-based start-up sakku SWISS SOLAR BAG makes bags and rucksacks that are classic in design but driven by the latest technology. With their integrated solar panels, they can be used to recharge electronic devices when you’re on the move. But design and technology aren’t the only benefits. The products and their components are produced and […] more…

Annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders

In a public limited (or joint-stock) company, the AGM is the highest authority. Its powers, which extend to audit, cannot be transferred. So what can the AGM do exactly, and how is it convened? The following blog post explains. more…
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