Startup Resources

Preparing for due diligence

In order to speed up the investment process, SICTIC provides startup with this free SICTIC Due  Diligence Checklist that will help you get ready with the most important documents that investors typically want to see as part of the due diligence process.

Free legal sessions for startups

Startup experienced attorneys at law provide free 30 minute legal consulting sessions for startups. The only condition is that you must have submitted your SICTIC Funding Application before the legal session takes place. Depending on the focus of your questions, we recommend you to book sessions provided by the following attorneys at law specialised in:

Ask A Lawyer

EMBARK.LAW offers Legal services for startups in all stages of development.
Free Call for Startup Founders and Entrepreneurs.

Ask your legal questions in a free 30min call with one of the EMBARK.LAW startup lawyers (in German or English).

Barbara Nägeli , Legal Advisor –

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Inspire people to question their «shoulds» and «can’ts», so we can all be free to create our own true place in this world.

My HOWs:
Jump & the net will appear – Take responsibility for yourself and trust others to do the same – Relentlessly question preconceived ideas – Make it simpler – Never stop growing.

Free IP Strategy Consulting

RENTSCH PARTNER supports young tech start-ups in legal matters relating to contracts and clarifications regarding rights to an invention, licenses and confidentiality agreements as well as other related issues.

Please reach out to for a free initial consultation.

Leaders League has ranked RENTSCH PARTNER as one of the leading law firms in Switzerland in the field of Patent prosecution. Furthermore, RENTSCH PARTNER was rated “excellent” in the fields “Trademark & Copyright litigation”, “Trademark Prosecution” and “Patent Litigation”.

Free Tax, Accounting or Legal Session

TREUFiN Reuter AG is a Swiss Trust company and offers a free assessment/ consultation in the value of CHF 1,000 for services from accounting, consulting and legal to small startups looking to set up their business for the first time or large enterprises that need to structure a division or branch in Switzerland. Please contact:
to schedule a free consultation.


Corporate Law and Beyond

Wicki Partners supports startups, entrepreneurs, and investors in all corporate law topics (e.g., company incorporation/structuring, restructuring, shareholder agreements, investment agreements, etc.). Furthermore, they are experts in advising their clients on financial market law matters (e.g., regulatory aspects, FinTech business models, and Blockchain) as well as on questions regarding digital business models (data protection, IP, contract law, platform models).

Click here and book a FREE 30min. initial consultation with Wicki Partners attorneys.

Startup journey support

During different stages of your entrepreneurial journey, big chances are that you will need support from one of the expert service providers below.

Struggling with UX/UI design?

Seeking advice from Cloud and Security specialist?

Please reach out to to book a free 60 min call with our UX, UI, Cloud & Security experts.

ITEO is a Digital Product Studio. In 2011, we started quite humbly, with making simple mobile apps. Today we are a 300+people company with complementary skills – we consult, design and develop digital products for both web and mobile. Iteo supports enterprises and startups across the globe in starting lean digital transformation. We made an app for the startup, which is now one of the biggest logistics in central Europe with 10M downloads and 5.0 rating from 1M users. Last year we opened a company in Zug, to be even closer to our Swiss-based customers.

Partner offer: As a SICTIC partner we offer a special discount on our services.


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The Hypergrowth Programme: For Tech Start Ups
How do you harness public cloud to drive growth – in revenue and operations – as you scale?
Nordcloud, the European cloud-native leader, is here to help – with a special Hypergrowth Programme for SICTIC-funded start-ups.
Through the Hypergrowth Programme, you get a free high-level evaluation of your ambitions and current technical estate – looking at the infrastructure, data and applications development needed to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. You’ll receive an overview plan based on our findings.
Read more here

Start your hypergrowth journey here today

Free Sales Acceleration Call for Founders

SalesPlaybook helps B2B startups hit Product-Market-Fit and scale up sales faster without hiring expensive sales reps. Unlike traditional expensive sales trainers, this provides you with entrepreneurial, affordable, sales boost that really works.

To book your spot, schedule your free 60 min sales consultation call here.
You can also download your free whitepaper on how to build your own SalesPlaybook in 20 actionable steps here.

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Free Product Growth Power Hour with what.

About what.  what. powers new ventures with our growth and product services. what. was founded on and uses the principles of the lean start-up method that favours experimentation, user-feedback, and adaptive iterative approaches that greatly reduce the time and financial investment as well as increase chances of success.

Since our inception in 2015, we’ve built a name for ourselves as an elite, multinational firm with the people and passion to craft meaningful experiences and a methodology that delivers results.

While our headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a team of over 50 experts around the globe serving businesses across industry. From Top 100 Swiss startups, modern SMEs and corporate product ventures, our systematic use of the lean start-up model has been implemented in operations of every size for guaranteed, consistent quality and efficiency rarely seen in agencies.

Partner Offer
Product Growth Power Hour with what.

what. helps product ventures validate their product and grow faster. We power startup founders with years of know-how, proven shortcuts and experience in lean product development and international ‘go to market’ strategies. 

The power hour offer goes to all startups who want to talk directly to the lead growth strategist or product architect at what. Prior to the call we need to understand your challenges better and ideally access your performance data. 

How to redeem?

To book the power hour write to Luke by emailing with the subject “SICTIC power hour“. In your email please provide more information about your biggest pain points and available 60 min slots.

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Are you ready to take off as a founder?

We’re here to help you build your company from the ground up.

We understand that starting a business is hard. It’s even harder when you don’t have the time or resources to fill in the gaps in your team. But we do! We have a network of professionals with years of experience across industries.

We’ve helped founders build legendary companies all over the world. We focus on data-backed decisions, executed with agility, flexibility, and risk management.

We’re here to give you all the tools and resources you need to make sure your business hits the ground running and sticks the landing.

Be sure to reach out to and book a free 30 min call to accelerate your venture.


Partner offer: As a SICTIC partner we offer a 10% discount on all our startup services from ideation up to growth stage ranging from UIUX to development, marketing and beyond.


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Free call with the legal experts for tech companies

LEXR is the legal partner for tech companies in Switzerland & Germany. As a law firm tailored for tech, fintech, and digital businesses, we’ve got you covered from start to exit, be it in financing rounds, crypto / FinTech advice, data protection & AI, IP protection, contracts, HR, and taxes.

What you can expect:  

Expert know-how: More than just legal expertise in tech & fintech matters – we understand the law, your tech and your business.

Fast delivery: With efficiency, streamlined legal process and business-first mindset, we actively accelerate your startup’s business transactions & growth.

Transparent pricing: Upfront pricing and competitive flat fees enable you to plan ahead.

Book a 30-min free call with one of our 30+ legal experts based in our Zurich, Lausanne, St. Gallen and Berlin offices here.


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Tech startups that are selected to pitch at a SICTIC Investor Day or receive investment from SICTIC Investors, get special deals from the following SICTIC Technology Partners:

Special Offers

Venture Finance Masterclass (Special Offer)

Venture finance expert Brad Furber has distilled his 30+ years of experience researching and working with several thousand global startups, to create and produce a multimedia course on the essentials of raising third-party funding.

The subject areas are:

– The foundational knowledge of venture finance, including the range of the eleven most common sources of venture finance.
– Preparing the business to become investment ready through detailed due diligence.
– Creating an investor-centric offer to attract and convert venture financing sources.
– Successfully marketing the proposal with an essential toolkit and key approaches.

Click here and enter the discount code: SICTICstartups to enjoy the SICTIC special offer saving of €200 on the Basic or Premium Masterclass

Waived sign up fee

BOARD OWL is a digital matching platform and community for companies looking to succeed by leveraging a powerful board, and individuals looking to share their expertise and develop through holding board positions. They match remarkable people with exceptional organisations for board positions to empower growth and make an impact. In addition, they provide education and resources to accompany their members in their board journey.

Partner offer: SICTIC startups can join Board Owl and the signup fee will be waived (of CHF 100 for startups, of CHF 200 for scaleups) with the coupon code S1CT1C

Office LAB Coworking Spaces

As your team grows, a dedicated office becomes a necessity. But do you want to be stuck in a 5-year lease, have to furnish your space, setup internet and office equipment? Office LAB coworking spaces provide dedicated offices for your team, fully furnished, with all you need to plug-&-play(work), flexible contracts, affordable rates, great locations, for teams of all sizes. Let them know your needs:, and mention the SICTIC referral and get up to 50% discount.

Free "DevOps" Consulting for Startups

The VSHN Startup Boost is a technical mentoring program for startups in the software, technology or online areas. Usually the CTO or Head of software engineering would be the right person to attend. You can apply here – typically VSHN accepts one startup per month although exceptions may occur.

Complete your team with VRMandat is an online platform to find board members, advisors, and partners for your startup. Claim your startup-deal voucher to access the platform for CHF 90 instead of CHF 290 by completing the form.