An umbrella entity for initiatives benefiting the Swiss startup and technology communities including:

Startup Grind Zurich

We host monthly fireside chats featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies....

Exit Accelerator

Exit Accelerator is a grass-roots, not-for-profit association, with the aim to boost the Swiss start-up and SME ecosystem by promoting conversations about exits....

Living Startups

A reality film series that gives an authentic look at startup ecosystems, talks to the heroes about the challenges and successes, to promote the opportunities and innovation happening outside Silicon Valley....


FailCon is a one-day conference for entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for success....


Social Axle is a project of Zurich-based entrepreneur and connector David Butler.
Connecting people ~ Making a difference

David Butler

An expert in startup culture and entrepreneurship, known as the “Go to guy” in the Swiss entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Involved in the Zurich startup scene since 2009, David has been managing events for entrepreneurs such as Startup Grind, Zuripreneur Meetup, Failcon, FintechDay, and mentoring / judging at Mass Challenge, Startup Weekend, Founder Institute.

Always connecting founders and investors, advising startups, with a passion to inspire the next big thing.