Boost your Business

About RUNWAY Incubator:

- We support you and your start-up in the pre-seed and seed phase through a targeted coaching and mentoring program.

- We support business ideas from all industries and geographical regions in Switzerland.

- We are located in Technopark Winterthur - 20 minutes away from Zurich.

- We are part of the Zurich start-up ecosystem and offer access to services such as workshops, training and events of the STARTUP CAMPUS.

- We are a program of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Year of foundation

More than100

startups supported

More than33

% received funding

More than50

mio CHF

RUNWAY Boost Packages

How we support you:

Product Boost
• Value Propostion Design
• Product Development
• Product Management Tools
• MVP Essentials
• Intellectual Property
Marketing & Sales Boost
• Marketing Platforms & Tools
• Go-To-Market Plan
• Marketing Plan
• Sales For Founders
• Pitching & Storytelling
Investment Boost
• Term Sheets
• Due Diligence Check List
• Capitalization Table
• Business Model & Plan
• Investor Relations

Onboarding & Administration

Online registration

Online registration and application deadline

Fill out the registration form and submit your Pitch Deck.

Application deadline for a start in the following quarter: February 15th / May 15th / August 15th / November 15th.



We will evaluate your application.



After a successful evaluation we will invite you to a personal interview.

What happens after the evaluation of your application and the first interview?

If your application is complete and we see potential in you, your team and your idea, we will forward the documents to the Runway Evaluation Committee. The committee consists of representatives of the ZHAW Center for Entrepreneurship, Technopark Winterthur and the Zürcher Kantonalbank ZKB. After you will receive a decision from us on your acceptance into the Runway Startup Incubator.

We can help you

Our Team

We're happy to support you with any request.

Just send us a message and we will get in touch with you.


Dr. Matthias Filser

Head, Runway Cluster


Melanie Binggeli

Project Lead, RUNWAY Incubator


Beata Dinger

Project Lead Büro Züri Innovatinspark


Vanessa Mohrig

Marketing & Community Builder


Nicole Barth

Cluster Assistent

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