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 on:

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”.

Ask A Lawyer

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).

Every Thursday, 9:45 am-12:30 pm. Please sign up here at least 24h in advance.

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.

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.

Cofounding Strategy Session

Cofounding strategy expert Dr. Jana Nevrlka provides a free 30 minutes consulting session for startups. The only condition is that you must have submitted your factsheet or pitch deck to SICTIC before the consulting session takes place.

Possible topics of the session:
– selecting the right cofounders
– roles and responsibilities allocation in the cofounding team (and why it matters)
– equity splits – what are the options, considerations and best structuring
– cofounding agreements – when and what they need to cover
– cofounders disputes​

To book your spot, send an email to

Free Startup Assessments for Founders

BV4 Ltd. is the leading specialist in Startup assessment and valuation, based in Zürich.
Their offer to Founders: Get a free rating and a 1-hour debriefing on the BV4 assessment.

The BV4 assessment methodology – developed with the University of St. Gallen – provides a fair and independent assessment of your Startup’s team, product, market and business model. For you as Founders, the rating offers an independent view on your proposition and can help you to improve your investment case.

Send an email with your pitch deck to, and you will get their feedback within 2 weeks.

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.

CFO Services for Startups

Are you in need of an experienced CFO but you don’t want to afford a full-time employee?

FS Partners, the CFO Company based in Zürich, offers a wide range of financial support for your Start-up:

– Preparation of a business plan

– Development of KPIs, solid preparation for investment rounds and fundraising support.

– Cash flows runway modelling and liquidity planning.

– Budgeting planning, project valuation and run rate modelling.

– Development of financial models for KPI sensitivity and scenario analysis.

– Elaboration of pricing strategies, growth strategies and risk management plans.

– Setup of monthly reporting, bookkeeping and consolidation of financial statements.

– Digital Transformation: Business Intelligence, Machine Learning and Process automation.

– Implementation of ERP and CRM systems.


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

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.

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

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.

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.