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Foundation of companies in the Canton of Zurich
Every year more than 2,300 companies are founded in the Canton of Zurich.
Various surveys highlight the broad diversity of business sectors in the Canton of Zurich (e.g. "New companies and employees" published by the Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich, available in German).
Thanks to the efforts of the technology-transfer agencies at the universities (e.g., Unitectra and ETH Transfer), an increasing number of innovative companies are being established and new jobs created in that sector too.
Our support package
If you are interested in setting up a company we are pleased to offer you the following information and support:
- Information on the gruenden.ch website (overview of legal structures and checklist for founding a company)
- Answering questions within the competence of the gruenden.ch partners (including questions concerning permits, financing, registration in the commercial registry, social insurance
- Free printed information, such as:
> gründen 2.0 – from an idea to a company
> Nachfolge 1.0 – manual for company succession(in German)
- Setting up a two hour initial consultation (maximum) at the StartZentrum Zurich or with the Advice Centre for Young Entrepreneurs Zurich Oberland
Furthermore, to the extent possible, we support platforms considered useful or that create value for those seeking to found a company. These platforms are run by organisations that do not pursue purely commercial goals.
A general overview and some practical advice about Zurich as a business location is available from the navigation bar "Good to know".
Consult the StartZentrum Zurich
about general questions on founding and managing companies
Phone +41 (0)44 455 60 60
Information about choice of location and permits
Business and Economic Development Division
+41 (0)43 259 49 92
Fax +41 (04)43 259 51 71