That’s what we are offering you! The Startup Academy assists, accompanies and links startups starting with the first business idea over a period of 18 to a maximum of 24 months for CHF 80 per month. Under a cooperation agreement the startup company receives services which are custom tailored to its needs. Services include mentoring by an experienced professional person, business checks and counseling sessions with experts, participation in the monthly Brown Bag – information events, exchange with other startups and much more.


What to expect! Developed by the Startup Academy the accompanying process involves eight steps and is - if required - individually adaptable. The initiative for a successful passage through the whole process rests with the startup companies, the Startup Academy provides optimal conditions and a target-oriented network. The accompanying-process will be supported by people in different roles: start-up, mentor, expert, Startup Academy and -  if available - students.

Startup Academy Venture Caffè

Come by and take a look! Once a month the Startup Academy Venture Caffè brings together all those interested, people with business ideas, startups and experts. The aim of this initiative is to sensitize, motivate and activate students, local residents and the interested general public for entrepreneurship. Presentations and discussions are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month –at 18:30 in the Stellwerk at the Vogesenplatz 1 in Basel.

Calendar of events

Alumni of the Startup Academy

Participants who drop out from the accompanying-program are not forgotten. The following companies are now alumni:

Admin Kuhn
Complex software solutions for libraries of all sizes in Switzerland and abroad

Andiamos Basilea
Day trips for enterprising and mobile people

Balkan Tango
Designer bags and accessories made from recycled bicycle tubes.

Drug safety management by an automated IT-system

Building a bridge between IT and marketing through storytelling for indoor and outdoor communication

The Swiss Reliability Architects

A blog for the exchange of intercultural experiences among the Spanish speaking part of America and Europe, especially in the German-speaking countries

Lehreragenden Jatho
The new teacher agenda for your everyday life as a hero

Personal Shopping by Sandra Müller
Shopping execution and assistance, color type determination, style advice and wardrobe check.

Manufacturing and sales of premium chocolates
Von K wie Kakao bis T wie Tafel

rihm kommunikation
More than 15 years of experience in communication and process management in the field of urban development, planning and construction.

Two architects with international experience, ambitious plans and strong ideas; e.g. mobile urban living in shipping containers

Xpreneurs & scheuererOE
With your own strengths to more effectiveness, success and satisfaction,

Management of sociocultural projects

“Do what you love for people who love what you do”: skillharbour is the new exchange platform for talents and hobbies. Without any costs, members can publish their talents and hobbies and are able to exchange them on a temporary basis with other members
20 Minuten - Skillharbour sucht Talente zum Tausch

Augmented reality games with social benefits
Tagxy-CEO: «Im Silicon Valley gibt es weniger Neidgenossen»
Basler App zaubert Smartspider aufs Handy
Basler App soll Spätwählern helfen
Blick am Abend - Coole Ergänzung für Facebook

Agency functioning as a hub for cultural management and art sales

veit immobilien
veit immobilien offers real estate services

Vezanta is a online platform providing an efficient way to send mail with the help of private individuals travelling in the same direction. With Vezanta you can both send your own mail and deliver someone else's mail.

The innovative "flower subscription service" of regularly delivers fresh flowers to your home or office.

Homemade spice mixes consisting of pure natural products, free from additives, flavor enhancers, artifical enhancers or release agents

Contact person

If you have any questions Markus Fischer is happy to answer them either on the phone (+41 61 271 80 45) or by email