Summerpreneurship 4 Entrepreneurs

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Looking for talented interns?


Summerpreneurship brings impact-driven startups together with talented students for a summer internship. The program is taking place in Zurich.

Through Summerpreneurship, entrepreneurs like you will get valuable support to drive their ventures. At the same time, the program offers a lean and effective HR guidance about the essentials of hiring from a startup perspective. Scoping, screening, interviewing and legal aspects are just some of the topics covered. Furthermore, your interns get support to get a unique experience of the startup world. An innovative education program, the Summerpreneurship Academy especially created for the needs of students, complements the internship over summer.

Application soon open!

The 2018 edition opens soon (February 26!). Leave your contact here and get reminded automatically.

«Thanks to Summerpreneurship we found Pere, a highly motivated and skilled student, who took responsibility and helped us grow. He behaved like a real entrepreneur! Plus, the integrated HR training taught us a lot about successful recruitment, enabling us to put it immediately into practice.»

-  Tom Strobl, Wildbiene und Partner

What you get

Access to Talent

Find an Intern

Get access to a large pool of pre-selected talented students and find a top-notch intern.

HR Training

HR Training

Develop relevant recruiting skills with experts and put into practice what you learn.


Guided Process

Get navigated through the hiring process. Plus, the search and the pre-selection will be done by us.



Access to the networks of Impact Hub Zürich and open yourself to unexpected opportunities.

Inspiring Network


Get broadcasted and gain visibility for your startup through our program channels.

Timeline 2018

Feb 26 - Mar 25
Application open for startups to join the program
Apr 11 - May 4
Matching between selected startups and students
+/- June - Sept
Internship taking place in combination with the Academy for students

Participation Criteria

You are an impact-driven startup and looking for young talents as summer interns? You are interested in giving interns responsibility from the start, integrate them into core management processes and dedicate enough time for a close mentoring? Then go through the following steps:

Step 1: Check if you meet the participation criteria

  • impact-driven / purpose-driven
  • must be less than 5 years incorporated
  • operating in Switzerland
  • ice cream lover! (not really, just joking around)

Step 2: Read carefully through the InfoBooklet of 2017 (version of 2018 coming soon).

Step 3: Define your job offer for the internship and clarify its elements (i.e. intern godfather, wage, expertise area, work location, internship duration, internship start/end, potential project content, skills & values needed, your offering).

Step 4: Apply, latest March 25, midnight, 2018 and get informed if you are selected by end of March. 

  • IMPORTANT: Spots in the program are limited, so hand in your application on time! If selected, please save the dates from the InfoBooklet above.

Costs for Startups

Participation Fee: CHF 275* (incl. VAT) per startup
Matching Fee : CHF 550* (incl. VAT) per successful match

  • this fee only applies if an intern is found of course
  • incl. 3 month Impact Hub Nomad membership for your student during the summer internship if needed
  • incl. the Academy Kick-off and Wrap-up events which additionally contains support/training for the participating entrepreneurs, relevant for this hiring experience
  • incl. the Summerpreneurship Academy for your intern. The Academy complements and facilitates the students‘ experience of the startup world. One day per week the students join the so-called „HUBday“ (mid June – mid Sept) where different formats convey entrepreneurial, innovative, agil and collaborative thinking

*DISCOUNT: Impact Hub Zürich member (- 100 CHF) 

NOTE: It’s possible to send your intern to the Academy, even if you haven’t found your intern through Summerpreneurship (if there are still open spots). Given that your startup fulfills the participation requirements, get in touch with Annina or Isa, if you are interested.

Who organizes and supports the program

Summerpreneurship has been created and organized by Impact Hub Zürich since 2013; 2017 will be the 5th edition. Since three editions Impact Hub Geneva is organizing the program in their city and focusing on the french-speaking part of Switzerland.

This year, we are partnering here in Zurich with the ETH Zurich and the ZHdK and thanks as well to the support of our long-term partner the Emil & Rosa Richterich-Beck foundation, we are able to conduct Summerpreneurship in 2017. Our collaboration with the ETH Entrepreneurs Club enforces the connection with students and startups of the ETH.

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In case you have questions about participating in the Summerpreneurship program, get in touch with Annina or Isabel – you have the choice;-).

Annina Menzi

Annina is Startup Program Manager & Entrepreneurial Career Lead at Impact Hub Zürich. After having spend time in fields as sociology,...

Isabel Käshammer

Isabels’ main interest centers on what drives people and on how they can be supported to achieve their goals. Therefore she studied social,...

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