Grants & Loans

Our list of Grants and Loans includes programmes that give start-ups financial support and financing offers for start-ups on a debt-to-equity basis; these range from à fonds perdu contributions to special risk loans from banks. The list does not include investors or programmes that enable equity-based financing; minor support – for example, for trade fair visits – is also not recorded.

First listed are the offers that have been mentioned by startupticker in news articles. The list is then sorted according to various financing options. The offers are listed alphabetically within each category.

The purpose of this list is to provide an overview. If you are interested in an offer, we recommend that you contact the organisation concerned. Each entry in our list contains a link that will lead you to further information.

We are pleased to receive suggestions and feedback on the list at

To find funding you also may look at our investor directory. A general overview of sources of financing provides the SME portal of the EAER / WBF / DEFR. Other overviews can be found in a news article published in October 2020 on our platform.

Actively communicating international

Wellcome Trust

Biotech & Pharma

Actively communicating Swiss


Deep Tech


Deep Tech


Deep Tech


Deep Tech


Deep Tech

Klimafonds Stadtwerk Winterthur

Energy & Cleantech

Klimastiftung Schweiz

Energy & Cleantech

Krebsliga Schweiz


Technology Fund

Energy & Cleantech

UZH Bioentrepreneur Fellowship

Biotech & Pharma Medtech

Venture Kick

Deep Tech

Wyss Zurich

Biotech & Pharma ICT Medtech Micro- & Nanotech

Loan guarantee

Swiss Food Research Calls