Webinar: The Basel-Stadt COVID-19 credit guarantee program for tech start-ups

Date

14.01.21

Time

13:00 - 14:15

Location

Online

Language

English

Organizer

Karin Sartorius, AWA BS
Phone
+41 61 267 65 05
Email
Karin.Sartorius@bs.ch

Technology-based start-up companies are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a special way. The canton of Basel-Stadt is providing specific support for these companies in the form of a credit guarantee programme. The programme allows start-up companies based in Basel-Stadt that have run into difficulties due to COVID-19 to receive subordinated loans. Within this framework, guarantees from the canton can be granted to the total amount of up to 40 million Swiss francs. Basel-Stadt partners with the Eckenstein-Geigy-Stiftung and the Basler Kantonalbank (BKB).

This webinar will cover the details of the COVID-19 credit guarantee programme, the requirements and will include a Q&A part with the opportunity to discuss specific situations and questions.

Please submit your questions beforehand here to allow the speakers to prepare.

Program

13:00

Welcome and short survey

Karin Sartorius, Manager Life Sciences, Economic Development, AWA Basel-Stadt

13:05

Key Elements: Cantonal COVID-19 credit guarantee programme for tech start-ups

Samuel Hess, Head of Economic Affairs, Office of Economy and Labour (AWA) Basel-Stadt

13:15

How does COVID19 affect biotech start-ups and what support is planned in Switzerland?

Michael Altorfer, CEO Swiss Biotech Association

13:30

How to apply the BS COVID-19 credit guarantee programme

Felix Kohlermann, Business Economist, Deputy Head of Finance, Department of Economic, Social and Environmental  Affairs (WSU) Basel-Stadt

13:35

Q&A

14:15

End

Participation is free, however registration is required before January 13, 2021.
The webinar is organized by the Economic Development Unit, AWA, Canton of Basel-Stadt, and supported by Basel Area Business & Innovation.