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Precise Foundation Process

Founding your company with STARTUPS.CH is a fast and easy process. These are the 5 steps.


1. Calculate Offer

Calculate an offer and chose your preferred legal form. Afterwards you can sign up and fill in the details of your foundation.

Duration: 30 minutes


2. Personal Consultation

We also offer a personal meeting at a location near you in which we analyse your business model, advise you on your start-up and, if desired, show you the company's domicile. This meeting is included in our foundation costs.

Duration: 1 hour


3. Receive foundation documents

Upon receiving your documents, these are checked and, if necessary, corrected by one of STARTUP.CH's lawyers. After that, STARTUPS.CH will contact you and discuss the details of your company foundation. You can also seize this opportunity to ask any remaining questions. After the phone call you will receive all documents via e-mail.

Duration with STARTUPS.CH: max. 24 hours (weekdays)


4. Sign and return foundation documents – deposit capital

After you have confirmed that all the information in the foundation documents is accurate, you have to print out and sign the documents. The signatures on the registration for the commercial registry have to be authenticated by a notary public or municipal administration (varies by canton). After that, return the documents (including the confirmation of capital deposit from the bank—when founding an AG or GmbH).

To receive a confirmation of capital deposit, you have to deposit the corporate capital in a Swiss bank, which will issue a receipt.

STARTUPS.CH and Credit Suisse offer this service at special terms to our customers.

Duration with STARTUPS.CH: 1 – 3 days


5. The company is founded and registered in the commercial registry.

After we have received your authenticated documents, we found the company in your name and forward the necessary documents to the commercial registry office. If needed, we order the VAT form and help you fill it in. Upon special request we can also help you with the protection of your company name or logo.

Duration with STARTUPS.CH: 10 – 12 days on average


Calculate an offer and found your firm