Startups

Want to grow your startup to the next level or just getting started? Join our events, apply to our startup programs or submit your investment request! We look forward to get to know you!

Programs & Trainings

Sign up to join our program, events and workshops!
 
Breed

Create your vision and establish your business model

In this course you’ll learn how to get from your vision to your goal. In the next step, we’ll look at how you can establish and validate your business model.

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Hatch

Bring your business to market and get your first customers

In this course you’ll learn how to bring your business to the market. Furthermore, we’ll look at how you can get your first customers.

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Scale

Get ready for external investment

In this course we’ll teach you everything you need to know to successfully complete an external investment.

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What our network says

  • We got guidance and support on our pricing strategy and on our legal setup of our investment round through Sandborn – They organized some helpful events with their network partners.

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    Tanja Koch
    Co-Founder @ Amplo
  • Sandborn helped us not only get fundraising ready, they also connected us to valuable network of investors

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    Nadia Fischer
    Founder, CEO of Witty.works
  • I have been coached by Isabelle and she helped me work through my first business steps and I now welcomed her as a valuable board member and angel investor in my startup.

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    Laura Matter
    Co-founder @ Noii
  • Thanks to the collaboration with Sandborn, we were able to launch a digital interior design service for Interio in a lean and agile way. Furthermore Sandborn built up the company behind the service, VIZU 3D, which is now one of our trusted business partners

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    Salome Harte
    Manager @Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
  • Working with Sandborn gave us an external perspective on our strategic project. The broad entrepreneurial knowledge helped us to provide concrete market size and positioning of our product to the stakeholder.

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    Dimitri Grieder
    Entrepreneur @ Die Mobiliar

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Our Team

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Isabelle Siegrist

CEO & Founder

Isabelle has been helping to build up companies across Switzerland since 2014, first for 2 years at Startups.ch as CIO and then with her own company builder Sandborn. She supports entrepreneurs and corporates from various industries in scaling (from idea validation, product/service development, market entry to growth financing), builds companies of her own, and invests in Startups. She was recognized as one of the TOP 100 Businesswomen in Switzerland 2018, 2019, and 2020 and is a Forbes 30 under 30 Alumna (2019), studied Business Innovation at HSG, and majored in Social Entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe. She is a coach at Innosuisse and regularly teaches at various colleges and universities on entrepreneurship topics.

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Leonie Stöcklin

Business Developer

The inquisitive woman in the team of Sandborn. Leonie has a passion for creating content, especially with the ulterior motive that it should also appeal to the younger generations. Through her education at the business school and her experience in various sectors, she brings all-rounder knowledge to the team. She is also passionate about engaging with the startup community and facilitating events. She loves learning and producing new things not just at Sandborn but in her everyday life.

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Keith Gunura

Startup Coach

Keith is working as a startup coach to help and train startups to grow – he has a great direct way to push the startups to succeed. Prior to coaching he has founded and built a business of his own, Noonee AG, back in 2012 which went international in B2B industrial exoskeletons. He is by training a mechatronic and robotics engineer and enjoys working on hardware startups. Since 2015 his an active Innosuisse Coach where he focuses on B2B Sales and mentors Startups at ETHZ IE Lab Startup Mentor since 2016.