BLUELION STARTUP HUB

All you need to launch successful tech ventures

We are committed to empowering driven entrepreneurs from all walks of life, across diverse industries, and from every corner of the globe. Within Bluelion’s Startup Hub, founders find the ideal launchpad to grow sustainable companies. Profit from Bluelion’s well-curated network of industry experts and entrepreneurs who will share their personal success recipes and help you leverage your business.

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Startups supported by bluelion
+150
YEARLY GUESTS AT our EVents
+7000
MONEY RAISED BY BLUELION STARTUPS
+400M

BENEFITS

Added value for startups

Market access

Gain a competitive edge by gaining access to a network of esteemed industry partners, opening doors to expertise, resources, and markets that can drive your venture to new heights.

Top-notch mentors

Serial founders and well-proven experts help with their guidance and experience to navigate challenges and seize opportunities in order to accelerate your journey.

Facilitated funding

Our curated investor network consists of experienced angels, venture capitalists, and industry insiders who all share a passion for backing promising startups.

Startup Space

The Bluelion Startup Hub offers you a calm and private office space as well as a vibrant atmosphere with inspiring events, talks, workshops, seminars, and programs.

Curated Ecosystem

We provide you with an expansive network and pro-active introductions, to facilitate your access to key persons within and outside of Switzerland’s Startup Ecosystem.

STRONG FOUNDERS COMMUNITY

Join like-minded entrepreneurs and some of Switzerland’s leading Startup Companies

We are committed to empowering driven entrepreneurs from all walks of life, across diverse industries, and from every corner of the globe. Within Bluelion’s Hub, founders find the ideal launchpad to grow sustainable companies. Profit from Bluelion’s well-curated network of industry experts and entrepreneurs who will share their personal success recipes and help you leverage your business.

FROM FOUNDERS FOR FOUNDERS

Priceless hands-on advice

Our programs and activities offer direct access to serial founders, who bring invaluable insights from their own entrepreneurial successes and challenges. Benefit from their tried-and-true strategies, as they guide you through the intricacies of building and scaling your startup.

Manuel Hartmann
MANUEL HARTMANN Founder & CEO SalesPlaybook

“Bluelion & I share the passion to help founders build & scale fast-growing, but sustainable businesses. Sales is the #1 driver of enterprise value for B2B startups, which is why I love sharing hands-on insights with founders from my 10+ years myself in sales, the last 5 helping 250+ startups such as Boostbar, Beekeeper, Archlet & Kyan Health from (near) 0 towards scaling sales quickly to 7-figure annual revenue in my role as Founder & CEO of SalesPlaybook.”

Jeremias Meier
Jeremias Meier Partner at session.vc & Bexio Co-Founder

I enjoy getting to know the next generation of entrepreneurs. For investors, it is important to get in touch with high-potential startups at an early stage and establish a foundation of trust to evaluate their progress.

Lisa Falco
LISA FALCO Expert in Data & AI for HealthTech, former Director of Data Science at Ava

As a science geek that has worked in multiple startups before, it is great to see the passion for innovation and entrepreneurship among the Bluelion Community. 

PROGRAMS

Acceleration for ambitious founders.

Through a curated mix of mentorship, resources, and strategic guidance, we are here to help founders turn their vision from concept to sustainable companies. Join likeminded entrepreneurs in one of our immersive programs to speed up your startup journey.

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Acceleration Program

Fast-track your business in our jam-packed 10-week program that covers the most important topics, from team setup to fundraising strategies, in the pre-seed phase.

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KlimUp Program

The KlimUp Startup Funding Program is a pioneering initiative designed to support climate tech startups with up to CHF 250k non-dilutive funding.

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Impact Academy

Boost your startup with the tailored support of a corporate coach duo and benefit from tools to bring your impact to the next level during this 5-month program

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Tech for Impact Awards

Make your startup shine thanks to the reputation of this EU-wide competition. Get access to a flourishing community of experts, corporates and investors. The winners will receive a total of CHF 30’000.

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PARTNER PROGRAMS

Leading industry partners looking for startups.

Do you offer an innovative product or service which could be relevant for one of our corporate clients? Then apply for the open calls and get direct access to our partner organizations as well as a facilitated onboarding process to their innovation department.

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AEW Call for Innovation

AEW and Bluelion join forces and call for all startups solving the challenge of energy surplus in summer and energy deficit in winter

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Sustainability

Axpo Call for Innovation

Axpo and Bluelion join forces for a greener future. Together we support disruptive tech startups that contribute to Switzerland’s Net Zero targets.

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Axa Call for Innovation

AXA is looking for collaborations with promising tech startups to jointly support SME’s reaching their Sustainability & Climate goals.

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ZKB Züribox Academy

Are you an aspiring impact driven entrepreneur? Take part in the Züribox workshop series focusing on the hot topics for early-stage startups.

Accelerate your startup journey with Bluelion

For over a decade, we are passionate about entrepreneurship & made it our mission
to support tech startups in building up sustainable and fast-growing ventures.

OFFICES AND CO-WORKING SPACE

Get out of your garage

Looking for a flexible home for your fast-growing startup? Don’t worry, because we have something for everyone. Whether it’s individual workstations or a dedicated office, we offer hip workspaces for startups at two central locations in Zurich.

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Ready to take your startup to the next level?

Contact us for a personal meeting and let’s figure out together how we can support you best. We look forward to learning more about your challenges and expanding our startup offerings.

UPCOMING EVENTS

What’s buzzing at Bluelion

Join us for different events and workshop formats, meet potential investors and suitable organisations, be an expert on one of our panel discussions, pitch your idea or join as a best practice example and benefit from the exposure and networking possibilities. We offer you the perfect platform to expand your personal network.

Upcoming
Wednesday, 04 September 2024

Pitch for Impact

The Pitch for Impact event celebrates the end of the Impact Academy coaching program and showcases the most…
Bluelion Hub, Josefstrasse 219, 8005 Zürich
1024 683 Bluelion – A Foundation for Entrepreneurs
Upcoming
Tuesday, 17 September 2024

Climate Tech Investor Day

Explore the climate-tech startups selected for the 1st and 2nd batch of the KlimUp startup program!
Bluelion Hub, Josefstrasse 219; Zürich 8005
536 302 Bluelion – A Foundation for Entrepreneurs
Event Upcoming
Thursday, 14 November 2024

CH’s Hottest Emerging Climate-Tech Startups

Join us for an event with GreenBuzz Zürich where we are excited to introduce to you ten up-and-coming…
Bluelion Hub, Josefstrasse 219; 8005 Zürich
1024 683 Bluelion – A Foundation for Entrepreneurs