Summerpreneurship 4 Entrepreneurs

Looking for talented interns?


The success of any organisation – even more so for a start-up – lies in its team. Summerpreneurship brings impact-driven startups together with talented students for a summer internship.

Highly motivated young career starters bring in additional skillsets into your entrepreneurial team. Entrepreneurs get valuable support to drive their ventures and boost growth. On top of that, Summerpreneurship guides through the recruiting process and saves time and headspace normally necessary when hiring. Benefit as well from the access and exposure in the eco-system of the Impact Hub Zürich.

Your interns get an unique access and experience of the startup world. A top-notch ‘entrepreneurial’ Academy is taking place parallel to the internships from June to September. It enables the interns to understand better an entrepreneurial, innovative and collaborative way of thinking and acquire necessary skills to work in the innovation sector.


25. March 2018

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«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


Access to Talent

Find an Intern

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

Stratetic Growth

Recruiting Support

Save time in the recruiting process through the program & learn the essentials of hiring.



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.


Feb 26 - Mar 25
Application open for startups to join the program
Apr 11 - Apr 30
Matching between selected startups and students
+/- June - Sept
Internship taking place in combination with the Academy for students


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 (means you contribute at least to one SDG)
  • 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 2018.

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 Info Booklet above.
  • The selection is based on the following criteria:
    • a) Startups of our partner have preferential access
    • b) first come, first served rule.
  • @Newbies: If it is the first time you are applying to Summerpreneurship, it is mandatory to have a personal interview with the Summerpreneurship team. You’ll find a link for slots within the application form.


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

  • incl. legal hiring support. You get access to our Legal Help Desk. Every participating startup gets one coaching session (1-on-1; 20 min) for free (sign up here).
  • incl. an Impact Hub Zurich membership. Your student gets 3 month Impact Hub Community membership during the summer internship. If needed your intern gets additional co-working days for max. 3 month.
  • incl. hiring guidance. The Academy Kick-off and Wrap-up events contain additional recruiting support/training for the participating entrepreneurs.
  • incl. 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 Academy Session” (always Tuesday 3-7pm, mid June – mid Sept) where different formats convey entrepreneurial, innovative, agil and collaborative thinking

Impact Hub Zürich member: 20% on regular participation and matching fee.
Early Bird Discount: 195 CHF (instead of 275 CHF) for participation fee. Benefit and apply 
until March 11, midnight, 2018.

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.


Entrepreneurs can book a Legal Help Desk Session with Adrian Bieri from Bratschi AG. One 20 minutes 1-on-1 coaching session is free of charge for every participant of the program. You can clarify legal questions about your the hiring process for Summerpreneurship, eg. if your intern would need to apply for a work permit. Sign up for a session here.

Please read first through the application requirements and the InfoBooklet, many answers are already in there.


Summerpreneurship has been created and organized by Impact Hub Zürich since 2013; 2018 will be the 6th edition. This year, we are partnering with the University of Zurich, FHNWUBS and Swisscom. Thanks to them we are able to conduct Summerpreneurship in 2018.

Impact Hub Zürich

We provide a space where entrepreneurs and all kinds of innovators come together to prototype new models for a world that works for all. We offer...


UBS is Switzerland’s largest and strongest universal bank. And Switzerland is the only country where we’re active in retail banking, corporate...

University of Zurich

The University of Zurich (UZH) is one of the leading research universities in Europe with the widest range of study courses in Switzerland. Pure...


FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern is one of Switzerland’s leading universities of applied sciences and arts, actively...

Pirates Hub by Swisscom

The Pirates Hub is supporting and enabling open innovation within Swisscom and building an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship. It acts...

Friends of Summerpreneurship

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well-known...

ETH Entrepreneur Club

The Entrepreneur Club is a student initiative aiming to bring entrepreneurial-minded people together and to foster entrepreneurship among...


Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is a vibrant centre for teaching, research, and production excellence. While firmly anchored in Greater...

Bratschi AG

Bratschi Ltd. is a full-service law firm with branch offices in Basel, Berne, Lausanne, St. Gallen, Zug and Zurich offering its clients a wide...


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 the co-founder of Futurepreneurship, an Impact Hub Zurich spin-off. Since 2013, she is part of the Impact Hub family and was in charge...

Isabel Käshammer

Isabel co-founded Futurepreneurship, a program supporting young career starters to engage in more entrepreneurial career paths. Futurepreneurship...

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