The SSUF and CTI Invest join up to create a stronger platform for startups to accelerate.

Starting 1.1.2016 the leading financing platform for innovative Startups in Switzerland, CTI Invest and the independent Accelerator Swiss Startup Factory will start a close cooperation in order to further develop the Swiss Startup Ecosystem.

The Founding Partner of the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur, is appointed Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest. Mike Baur is foreseen as successor of Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, currently Managing Director of CTI Invest.
To further strengthen the relationship between the two organizations, Jean- Pierre Vuilleumier joins the Swiss Startup Factory Core Team and is appointed Managing Partner of the Swiss Startup Factory as of 1.1.2016.

The two organizations will cooperate in different fields such as co-organizing events (e.g. Swiss Startup Day), offering training for Startups (Swiss Startup Training) and launching a website with Podcasts and Videos of Swiss Startups (Swiss Startup Pitch). As both parties are certified as Playing Lean Facilitators the Lean Concept will be part of the offering. CTI Invest will co- organize the Demo Days of the Accelerator program of the Swiss Startup Factory as well as support the project with coaching and mentoring.

About CTI Invest

CTI Invest is the leading financing platform for Swiss Startups. With about 100 investors members CTI Invest is organizing Match Making events (Swiss Venture Day), Networking events (Swiss Startup Day) and educational events (Angelday). Furthermore CTI Invest has published the 7th edition of the Swiss Venture Guide. After more than 10 years of supporting the private association CTI Invest the Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI published an evaluation report with the conclusion, “CTI Invest is a key actor of the Swiss Startup Ecosystem”.


About Swiss Startup Factory

Launched in 2014, the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) is a Zurich-based Accelerator looking for thriving digital entrepreneurs. The Swiss Startup Factory runs a three month-long Startup Accelerator program in which they provide a unique platform of services, finance, coaching, mentoring and office space in the heart of Zurich as well as entrepreneurial network. Start ot the next Accelerator batch is planned for 18th January 2016. www.ssuf.ch

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