Join our SINGA incubator
Follow our selection process to register 1 of 4
Welcome to our incubator !
Phase 1 will lead you to analyze your motivation, validate your idea and present your business feasibility!
During the phase 2, you will consolidate your idea and learn to communicate it!3 of 4 Find a match with a mentor !
Our expert offer individual support for your specific needs. 4 of 4
Want to start your own business in Switzerland ? If you fulfill our application criteria, you will be invited to a 1 ½ days selection boot camp and get feedback from expert. The selection criteria are based on entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and teamwork.
Assessors together with SINGA will select the participants and let you know about the decision. The selection criteria are based on entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and teamwork.
Who can apply
People from non-EU/EFTA/UK countries or with a project idea to support people with refugee backgrounds.
EU/EFTA/UK citizens can participate if they team up with the target group.
Minimum a B1 level in German (in Zurich) / French (in Geneva) is necessary.
If you do not speak the local language but English on a B1 level or higher you can participate if you find translation support.
People with a F-, B- C- or S-Permit can take part.
Unfortunately, in Switzerland people with N-permit are not allowed to found a business, but could join the incubator if they have team members with the mentioned permits.
The required time commitment is 15-20 hours per week.
– 5 hours workshop and coworking on one afternoon (ZH: Tuesday /GVA: Thursday)
– 6-11 hours independent work time to implement learnings and inputs
– In the SINGA Factory + 4 hours of meetings with experts and your mentor.
With SINGA the costs of the incubator depends on your situation:
Administration fees: CHF 100.-
+ CHF 50.-/month for limited income or CHF 100.-/month for regular income.
If you are supported by social welfare or an unemployment fund, then the institution should pay for the program costs.
The total cost of the program (including all incubator program offers, mentoring and SINGA Business) is CHF 15,000.- per participant. If this amount cannot be fully covered, SINGA can find a solution with the institution.
The entrepreneurs' success is
what makeS SINGA's Impact!
PHASE 1 : ideation lab
PHASE 2 : SINGA FACTORY
In order to effectively consolidate your business/project idea you will receive tools and methods to work on your communication strategy and your brand image.
Over a period of at least eight months (parallel to the SINGA Factory and four months beyond), each participant is accompanied by an expert who offers individual support at eye level and shares its (professional) network.
During eight months, you will have regular meetings (at least twice a month) with your mentor who supports you strategically, gives you inputs and connects you with a (professional) network.
In the remaining four months after the incubator you will analyze together with your mentor about next steps regarding needs, implementation and establishment of your business/project idea.