Building a start-up has never been easy. Very specific challenges such as balancing time and money resources while at the same time defining your strategy and brand positioning. We love start-ups and have been giving them the right boost for a whole decade now.

We offer business model assessments, reviews of strategic directions, and practical advice on every aspect concerning the growth of your business. We continue to develop SEF.Growth into THE growth programme to promote entrepreneurship in Switzerland.

Sandro SchmidCEO and founder, AAAccell Ltd

We found working with the SEF.Growth team of experts to be a professional, understanding and fruitful experience. The experts asked lots of important questions, which helped us to hone our profile and reflect on our strategy. The journey was the aim in itself, and the label was the cherry on top.

Jean Marc TassettoCEO and co-founder, Coorpacademy

The SEF.Growth process included discussions with a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and domain experts. We received some highly valuable insights and feedback that confirmed our profitable growth strategy.

Michael De VivoCEO, DEPsys

The SEF.Growth programme brought us together with highly qualified people. Expert feedback is immensely important at every stage of a company’s development. The SEF.High-Potential Label makes the process more official and lends the company credibility.

Patrick VogtCEO, ErvoCom International Ltd

Thanks to the growth initiative and the feedback from the team of experts, we were able to optimise the organisation of our family business and perfect our corporate strategy, meaning that we are equipped for the future and for growth.

David AllemannFounder, On Ltd

Being recognised as a SEF.High-Potential by an independent team of experts vindicated our growth strategy and facilitated access to growth capital.

Marc BolligerFounder and CEO, Pickwings Inc.

The SEF.High-Potential Label has enabled us to expand our network, massively boosting our recognition and confidence in us as a start-up.

Christian SchaubCEO, Redbiotec AG

The SEF.High-Potential Label smoothed our access to new investors. We now have an excellent basis for achieving our ambitious growth targets.

Alexander CurigerCEO, Silverbogen AG

The invaluable support from the expert team and the SEF.High-Potential Label enabled us to very quickly secure debt financing on favourable terms.

Richard EttlCEO, Skycell AG

As a SEF.High-Potential, we have benefited from access to a wide network and and enhanced presence in various media channels and at events.




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Business Model Check

  • Pitch training with independent experts
  • Practical feedback
  • Identification of development potential
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Strategy Assessments

  • Detailed evaluation of your growth strategy
  • Personal meeting with highly regarded entrepreneurs
  • Preparation for discussions with investors and partners

Quality Label & Award

  • SEF.Growth High-Potential Award
  • Recognition of your potential
  • Information about exclusive support services


  • Measures to protect your intellectual property and innovation
  • Risk analysis of current and future business activities
  • Accompanied strategic situation analysis
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  • Analysis of the maturity of the product roadmap
  • Technical milestone and potential cost reduction checks
  • Tailor-made team of experts to give legal, financial, and strategic advice.

Banking & Funding

  • Access to qualified banking and financing solutions
  • Finding investors and securing growth loans

Conference Offers

  • Access to the SEF conference portfolio
  • Exclusive presentation opportunities
  • Opportunity to apply for limited Free tickets
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  • Participation in network events
  • Access to the SEF.Founder network
  • Practical discussions and presentations

Meet Industry Leaders

  • Direct access to decision-makers
  • Networking and presentation opportunities
  • Industry-specific meetups
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Participating is as easy as 3 Steps


Select the Modules that are relevant to you and complete your non-binding registration.


We arrange and an individual interview to determine whether or not we are a good fit for each other.

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We identify your ideal entry point into the SEF.Growth programme.