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Founding a company in Switzerland

Founding a company brings many freedoms and enables you to be your own boss. You will, however, also be faced with all kinds of issues and legal regulations. The most common questions which those seeking to start up a business need to tackle relate to matters such as legal forms, the trade registry, the inaugural meeting, social security contributions, other insurance, the business plan, financing, tax, VAT, company name, registration of the business and much more besides.

During this course, the experts at STARTUPS.CH will take you through all the basics and address the most important topics you will need to consider when setting up a company. There will also be time for you to ask any questions you may have. Everything is presented in a practically related, compact and comprehensible form.

If you are looking to start up a successful business, then this is the course for you.

Course contents

  • Legal forms
  • Financing and business plan
  • Social security contributions and insurance
  • Tax and VAT
  • Bookkeeping
  • The founding process and a chance to ask questions

Cost: the course is offered free of charge.

Language: English
We also offer courses in other languages. Find them here: German; French; Italian.

Customer Feedback:

«Thank you for the course. Was useful and very well explained.»

«Excellent course, good material and well presented.»

«Isabelle was a great and articulate presenter. She came prepared and had an answer to almost everything! Looking forward to starting my company!»

«It was a really good presentation, with lot of informations, and friendly stuff.»

«Very professional and informative!»


Next courses


Date Time Free places Register
31.07.2019 17:00 - 19:00 4 Register


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27.08.2019 18:15-20:00 30+ Register

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Aron Büche / Zurich and Lucerne

Business Planning & Academy

The classic academic career brought Aron Büche to the University of St. Gallen, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Accounting und Finance. As a working student, for more than five years he was the manager of a renowned bar in St. Gallen, where he could gain valuable experience in various areas of entrepreneurship. Apart from his commitment to business planning and academy, Aron Büche is the ideal person to share his own insights and knowledge with fresh start-up founders.


Maxime Bossy / Geneva

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Managing Director, Findea Romandy

Maxime Bossy is the executive director for the whole Western Switzerland. After obtaining his law degree, he became a federally certified trust administrator. Maxime Bossy has 10 years of professional experience in fiduciary and business consulting. He is also a federally authorized auditor.