You Want to Found a Start-up? The Hasler Foundation has helped innovators for years in supporting their ideas with significant amounts of money. The conditions: 1. You are a startup based in Switzerland, typically out of a university. The founders have only recently completed their education, be it a PhD or a Master’s degree. 2. Your company’s offering is an innovation in ICT itself and not only an innovative application of ICT. The intellectual property rights are with your company either through a licence from the university, based on your own patents, or trade secrets thus giving you a technological USP. 3. The market potential of your offering is clear. You have a business plan on how you want to enter the market and already have a proof of concept of your technology and its application.