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The Digital Manifesto is here

It is a vision for the digitalisation of Switzerland. The goal is clear: Switzerland creates within the context of the digital transformation jobs with high productivity as well as added value and as a result safeguards its wealth.

What started as a workshop in October 2016 between 50 Swiss Pioneers of the Swiss Digitalisation scene, entrepreneurs, Financiers, and Politicians as a statement of intent, has developed further – together with digitalswitzerland – to a full manifesto. You can download it in German and French here or on our Blog. English Version will be available very soon.


 

Kickstart Accelerator 2017


Kickstart Accelerator, one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, an initiative of digitalswitzerland and Impact Hub Zurich, has today announced that applications are open to international startups for its second programme, predominantly based out of ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, the old transformer station in the city centre. Read more here.

Roundtable Challenge

With the challenge digitalswitzerland is launching a competition, which focuses on the concrete realization of digital transformation through its members. The ambitious program puts Switzerland at the heart of digitalization. With full throttle.

If you want to become a world champion in digitalisation, you not only need a clear vision, but above all, concrete projects that are moving fast forward. Surely, Switzerland has a good chance of taking a global pole position in one or the other digital discipline. However, this can only be achieved by a joint effort of large companies, SMEs, startups and the Swiss universities, which are at the forefront of global rankings. In other words: through collaboration between companies, organizations and sectors, Switzerland shows its strengths to its neighbours and the world. And its conviction to start tomorrow. Read here the full Challenge idea.



Investor Summit 2017 

On the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, 18 Swiss Startups got the chance to present their business ideas on the second digitalswitzerland Investor Summit at Zurich Airport.

Over 200 Investors and Guests attended. But the main focus was on the startups. Most of them already have some kind of liquidity. The attractiveness of founding in Switzerland seems to lay in the concentration of talents and network and not the money.
Read more on our Blog.


 

WORLDWEBFORUM 2017

WORLDWEBFORUM 2017 is already history. This years event brought together the “Who is Who” among Swiss managers, innovative strategists and entrepreneurs from the U.S. According to the credo “transform yourself”.

Listed among the Swiss top events in the digital field, WORLDWEBFORUM was held already for the 6th time in Zurich – given the motto “transformation”.

Regarding the omnipresence of the topic of digitization, presentations and discussions based on the idea: “Who knows how to transform themself can also transform everything else”. Read more here.


 

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