The SEF.Growth programme offers solutions for young enterprises, scale-ups and SMEs. We help companies with their development, including over a lengthy period where necessary, and support them through a range of suitable services.
Successful participation in any of the solutions is subject to the following basic requirements:
Even with a high level of innovation, outstanding products and high-quality services, a company’s growth plans can often only be implemented in part:
The SEF.Growth initiative offers support in all these areas with the aim of helping young enterprises and SMEs overcome these problems. Thanks to our long-standing relationships with our partners, all services are provided to companies free of charge.
The Swiss Economic Forum follows an SQS-certified assessment process, guaranteeing high quality and absolute confidentiality. A similar process has been used for more than 20 years to judge the Swiss Economic Award for entrepreneurs – with a success rate of over 90%.
Advice from leading experts
The SEF.Growth initiative is based on the principle that entrepreneurs strengthen companies. More than 50 renowned and highly experienced entrepreneurs from the Swiss Economic Forum’s national network are personally committed to strengthening Swiss young enterprises and make their expertise available to the initiative. The pool of experts includes leaders from a diverse range of industries along with experts in strategy, technology and finance. This unique network of expertise offers substantial advantages for participating young enterprises and SMEs, which benefit from independent, expert analysis of their business models and growth strategies.
Our platforms also bring the spheres of business and politics together and create the basis for new ideas to be developed, while our firmly established position enables you to make the right contacts.
Provided you meet the above criteria, you are in principle eligible to participate in the growth programme and take advantage of the various support services on offer. SEF.Growth will make the final decision on acceptance and access to the various services. Please get in touch if you have any questions about the process. We will work with you to identify suitable services based on your company’s stage of development.
Thanks to the support and cooperation of our various programme partners, the SEF.Growth initiative is able to provide its wide range of services free of charge to a limited number of participating young enterprises and SME every year.
It goes without saying that we handle all your data in the strictest confidence. It is only shared with other parties such as our expert teams or partners with your prior consent. All our experts are bound by a non-disclosure agreement. Before sharing any kind of information, we will send you an overview of the intended recipients together with their condensed CVs. Should you object to the composition of the expert team, for example due to an existing competition situation or similar, we would immediately look for a suitable alternative solution.