From climate change solutions to electric mobility services: 10 Zürich startups you should know

Zurich, the first Swiss city to join the Startup Guide book collection, is the birthplace of the Dadaist movement, boasting crystal-clear waters, a fabulous old town, cultural diversity and great nightlife – techno culture is now recognized as a part of its UNESCO cultural heritage. However, the city is also well known for its balanced economy, efficiency, quality of life and, more recently, its fast-growing startup ecosystem.

We’ve put together a list of 10 Zurich startups and their elevator pitches, which are also featured in our Startup Guide Zurich book, that you should definitely keep on your radar. Just so you know how we selected the startups for the guide: we sorted through hundreds of nominations from the community before a local advisory board helped us curate the final list of startups to be featured. See them all below…


1 – Balboa

Balboa aims to become a lifestyle, a spirit, a global brand. It places the human body at the center of the experience, and connects body movement, mind and social activities.

Carbon Delta

2 – Carbon Delta

Carbon Delta is a Zürich-based environmental fintech startup that analyzes climate change risks and helps banks and insurance companies understand and quantify these risks within their portfolio. Its Climate Value-at-Risk tool is designed for institutional investors.



CUTISS aims at significantly improving the life quality of patients worldwide who suffer from skin defects such as burns, scar revisions and tumor resections. It bioengineers customized skin that minimally scars after transplantation and which surgeons can apply using standard techniques.


4 – ElectricFeel

ElectricFeel provides a platform to build, run and scale shared electric mobility services in cities. Its customers operate the services using our platform and have already enabled more than six million kilometers of clean mobility across Europe with e-bikes and e-scooters.


5 – Farmy

Farmy is an online grocery market for ethical food. It brings regional and responsibly produced food products straight from the farm directly to your home.


6 – ImagineCargo

ImagineCargo’s mission is to totally revolutionize logistics. It dramatically reduces the negative impact of deliveries in and between cities by creating an environmentally and socially responsible alternative to the conventional logistics networks.

7 – combines IoT sensors with blockchain technology to provide data integrity for transactions involving physical products. It offers a passive monitoring solution to streamline the supply chain processes in many sectors.


8 – TestingTime

TestingTime is the world’s largest online test-user recruitment platform for UX designers and market researchers.


9 – UrbanFarmers

UrbanFarmers is the fresh produce revolution from the roof. It provides systems and solutions that enable enterprises to grow the freshest vegetables and fish in your city reliably, and on a large scale.

Wildbiene + Partner

10 – Wildbiene + Partner

Wildbiene + Partner multiplying mason bees with the help of our community to sustainably pollinate fruit orchards

Read more about these startups and how they kicked off their businesses in the Startup Guide Zurich book available to be purchased online here

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Irem Topcuoglu