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Networking Series : Sustainable funding for sustainable startups (EN)

We invite you to learn and discuss funding opportunities for startups and impact startups in particular.

Startups play a crucial role in renewing our economy. They are even more important when it comes to the transition to a sustainable economy. Is Switzerland well prepared to lead this transition? Do innovative entrepreneurs find enough funding opportunities?

In our panel, we will discuss these questions and introduce solutions that support entrepreneurs on their journey to a more sustainable future: After learning from Thérèse Schmutz from the FHNW about the latest study about sustainable startups in Switzerland, we will hear from Prof. Dr. Mariana Christen, Founder of SEIF, how impact startups reach investor readiness. Lukas Hotz from Purpose Schweiz is supporting entrepreneurs in making sure that a company’s mission is locked in the constitution of the company and cannot be easily replaced by financial interests.

You also get to know two impact startups. They will pitch on stage and share their views in the panel.

We are looking forward to meeting you at Markthalle Basel.

The Event is part of our networking series and is powered by Innosuisse.



Door Opening


Welcome & Introduction
Johannes Bohren, Maurus Basler, Basel Area Business & Innovation


Startup Pitches
Stefano Grassi, Co-Founder and CEO of Gilytics,
Manuel Seiffe, Co-Founder and CEO of MPower


Introducing the latest study about sustainable entrepreneurship in Switzerland 
Thérèse Schmutz, Hochschule für Wirtschaft FHNW


Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob, Founder and Managing Partner of SEIF


Lukas Hotz, Purpose Schweiz AG 


Panel discussion




Networking Apéro

Participation is free, however registration is required before March 15th, 2023.

For further information

For further information regarding the event registration process, please do not hesitate to contact
Mariana Rado
Manager Digital Events
Tel.: +41 61 295 50 00