Robin Gnehm and Nicholas Hänny founded the sustainable clothing start-up Nikin in 2016 without any funding from investors. They’ve grown to a team of 17 employees and are especially popular among the millennial set. Their promise? They plant a tree for every product sold. And now they’ve been nominated for a Swiss Economic Award.
Sure, you need smarts to succeed, but you don’t need to be a genius. So says leadership professor Ingo Stolz from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He also tells us that Swiss start-ups shouldn’t compete on price.
Astrocast’s first satellite was launched from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and now the Swiss start-up is developing a nanosatellite network for the Internet of Things. The EPFL spin-off has been nominated for a Swiss Economic Award this week, and its founder Fabien Jordan tells Tanya König about the worldwide potential of its low-cost technology.
Pioneering spirit, know-how and growth are the basis for BB Biotech's success over the past 25 years and have made the investment trust one of the world's largest biotech investors. Learn more about the key factors of this success story.
“China is a hard market,” says Mark Greeven of IMD Business School, but don’t let that put you off. He says that the freedom to fail there means that start-ups can afford to take risks and try out new ideas.
PriceHubble is a Swiss proptech start-up with locations in France, Germany, and Tokyo. It is now tapping into the Chinese market with the help of Chinese insurance company Ping An. Founder Stefan Heitmann tells us why their strategy was to expand abroad quickly. The start-up is nominated for the Swiss Economic Award this week.
As oil prices edge higher amid mounting geopolitical tensions, Carsten Menke, commodities expert at Julius Baer, says any further rise in price could prompt China to defy U.S. sanctions on purchases of Iranian oil.
“Escalation is a dangerous game,” says Guy Miller, chief economist at Zurich Insurance. In his view, the financial markets are still seeing a positive outcome in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
With Swiss President Ueli Maurer meeting Donald Trump at The White House on Thursday, Rudolf Minsch, chief economist of economiesuisse, sees potential for a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Switzerland.
According to global equity fund manager Brice Prunas, Oddo BHF’s new fund uses artificial intelligence to pick stocks with the most to gain from the rise of machine learning. Could that explain why you may not recognize many of them?
The U.S.-China trade clashes sparked a sell-off in emerging market stocks last week. But Roger Merz of Vontobel Asset Management says the tensions will be an opportunity for emerging market investors focusing on China.
xTech analyst Reto Huber of Research Partners sees three potential takeover candidates in the Swiss tech sector. Find out more.