Swiss Start-up Monitor Project

What is the Swiss Start-up Monitor?
The Swiss Start-up Monitor consists of the Start-up Directory and the Protected Member Area. The Directory can be found here and is open for everyone. It depicts the geographical distribution of innovative Swiss start-ups. The Protected Member Area is open for registered members and offers start-ups lots of tools and benefits for free.
How is it organized?
The Swiss Start-up Monitor is a joint excellence initiative of three leading institutes of ETH Zurich, University of St. Gallen, and University of Basel.
How does your scientific approach look like?
The scientific approach behind our monitoring system is based on best practices in international entrepreneurship research as it encompasses internationally developed measurement items and sophisticated data analysis methods.
How is the project financed?
The initiative is financed by leading start-up promotion organizations, and private and public partners. Current supporters include CTI, AVINA Stiftung and Gebert-Rüf Stiftung, Swisscom, Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit Zürich, and Die Post.
Can I join the project as research collaborator?
Sure, but access to anonymized data is only possible for qualified researchers. For more details please contact Dr. Uwe Gross.

Start-up Directory

I found my start-up. How can I update my data?
Make sure to claim your start-up by sending us an e-mail to info@startupmonitor.ch.
I did not find my start-up. How can I add it?
Send us an e-mail to info@startupmonitor.ch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
A start-up I know is missing. How does it get into the directory?
Send us an e-mail with their information and logo and we will add them to our directory.
How can I search for start-ups?
You can search for start-ups by using the filter menu. It allows you to search by name, canton, industry, founding year, and university affiliation.
I do not wish to be listed in the directory. How can I remove my data?
Simply contact us and we will process your inquiry.

Protected Member Area

Who can access the data of my start-up?
Your basic data on the Swiss Start-up Directory can be seen by any visitor. Further data in the protected area is visible according to your privacy settings.
How do you make sure that my data stays private?
Data in the protected area are visible according to your privacy settings.
Who register for the Swiss Start-up Monitor?
Only registered users that pass an intensive background check can get access to our system. Specifically, start-ups or projects that are innovative and not older than 5 years.
What security measures do you use to prevent unauthorized access?
We are using latest security technology to prevent unauthorized access.


Who are current project sponsors and financing partners?
An overview of all partners can be found here.

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