Entrepreneurship and Start-up culture
Encouraging the next generation and a globally competitive start-up scene
Establishing businesses is in the Swiss DNA. With 99% of all companies being SMEs or family businesses, they are the backbone of the Swiss economy and employ two-thirds of its workforce. However, Switzerland lags behind in entrepreneurship education for the youth and a start-up culture. As start-ups are crucial drivers of innovation and prosperity, Switzerland must do more to facilitate an innovative and globally competitive start-up scene by further dismantling regulatory barriers and integrating entrepreneurship more strongly in the education curricula. Companies can do their part by creating a culture of innovation, actively encouraging and learning from mistakes and failures and cooperating more closely with start-ups.
Here are what policymakers and businesses need to do to power up the entrepreneurial spirit and start-ups in Switzerland to drive innovation and the country’s growth in turn.
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Power Up Swiss Start-ups - how can Switzerland promote a globally competitive start-up scene?