We are stronger together! Here you find an overview of organizations and initiatives that play a vital role in the Swiss startup ecosystem and support diversity in entrepreneurship or other relevant fields. We also invite you to join the Female Founder community on LinkedIn – a place for inspiration, exchange and support!

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Advance to Amplify

Advance to Amplify (AtoA), is a venture born out of the Roxbourg MBA program focused on social impact. The goal of our venture is to make a difference in gender diversity for women who are professionally at-risk. We are a volunteering team of six women with diverse personal, cultural and professional backgrounds and seek to support and accompany women who are professionally at risk. Our mission is to enrich each woman's professional journey with access to relevant learning based on self-assessment, exposure to trusted networks of peers and mentors, and amplify their visibility for potential employment.


Be Like Grace

Be Like Grace is a network for women in Tech and Innovation. We strongly believe that diverse teams produce better results. As there are still too few women in this field, we offer a platform for exchange and better networking among women with our events and tech challenges. Job offers, role models and information events at schools are also part of our portfolio.



Biased180 aims to create a more diverse and inclusive startup eco-system. We increase awareness and advance scientific knowledge about stereotypes, prejudices and other group biases in the (Swiss) startup eco-system and provide programs to reduce the effect of bias.



Diversify helps women to build their startup career and startups to become more diverse and inclusive. They're an Inclusion and Diversity Consulting Company working with Corporations, Startups, Startup Education, Funding for female founders and are active/interested in societal topics as well.


elleXX – Finance with love

elleXX is a one-stop financial hub for women. The digital platform combines the imparting of financial knowledge specifically for women with female-friendly and digital financial products. While there are already many financial blogs, elleXX makes financial topics more accessible and draws attention to gender gaps that exist in society. With regards to financial products, elleXX offers full-transparent, hand-picked co-created sustainable products. elleXX has already built Switzerland’s biggest community of female finance within only 5 months and wants to become the most trusted and biggest platform for female finance in Europe.


Empowr International

EmpowrInternational enables the competencies of women-achievers in alignment with their personal expressions through awareness, through the uplifting of our humane characteristics in harmony and embracing our nature. We do that by hosting Workshops and offer mentoring programs.


FE+MALE ThinkTank

As an NGO our strategy lies in investigating the challenges and blockers that women, as entrepreneurs, face in today’s world ecosystem and providing strategies, tools, and frameworks to ultimately drive a change to this narrative.


FEM’UP Switzerland

We want to build a network of diverse women from different industries and offer regular and interesting exchanges. Sharing our experiences and questions is incredibly valuable! In line with our motto "Empowered Women Empower Women" we can inspire each other and bring each other forward.


Female Founder Initiative

Women are still highly underrepresented in the startup sector with a share of around 20% – looking at science and tech-based startups the share is even 10% female founders. The reasons for these disparities are complex, but women clearly have to overcome a whole range of obstacles on their way to the top. The underrepresentation of women in the startup scene is not only a societal and systemic issue for gender equality, but also a missed opportunity for the economy. With our project, we aim to tackle these problems and alter the narrative about women entrepreneurs in Switzerland.