Located in Europe’s Healthcare hub
Healthcare innovators don’t have it easy. From navigating legislation to accessing networks, getting to market is a lengthy, challenging process. But here in Switzerland, we make it easier for you to overcome these barriers. With simple regulations and access to collaborators and world-leading research institutes, there’s no better place to shape the future of health.
DayOne is one of the leading digital health and medtech accelerators in Switzerland. Our competitive, equity-free initiatives connect you to one of Europe’s strongest network of health innovation partners – including global players such as Novartis, Roche, Bayer and Takeda – as well as major European destinations in which to scale your startup.
Ready to fast-forward your startup journey?
Why choose our accelerator
The startup accelerator you need to succeed
We partner with Europe’s largest digital health ecosystem to launch, connect and grow over 25 ambitious startups each year. With a portfolio valued at over CHF 80+ million, our leading health tech accelerator has a track record of success, enabling ventures in digital health, medtech, AI, health monitoring, and more to reach the market faster.
”Through our participation in the DayOne Accelerator we have gained invaluable knowledge which we have been able to apply to our own business. It gave us a safe space in which to grow our ideas and investment pitch. The support and input we received from both the accelerator coaches and the rest of the cohort has really helped us to shape the future direction of our business.Emily BridgesCOO and co-founder IBDrelief
Grow, learn and connect in the heart of Europe’s healthcare hub
Based in Basel, we open the door to Europe’s capital of healthcare and life sciences, with access to key industry leaders, universities and advanced technologies.
Our dynamic community is one of the first to unite academia, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, patients and governments, each driven to implement radical change. And when it’s time to expand, you can build your company from the most extensive and productive pool of life science specialists in Switzerland.
Each of our initiatives has its own range of unparalleled benefits enabling you to beat the odds and reach your next goal on the way to becoming a profitable business venture.
No equity, no fees
We’re your partner, not your shareholder – secure up to CHF 100,000 of non-dilutive funding to turn your idea into a successful digital health or medtech company
Connect and collaborate with an international network including major pharma and Medtech companies, researchers, academic partners, patients, and Europe’s top healthcare startups
Money-can’t-buy individual coaching and personalized mentoring from your choice of over 50 renowned experts, as well as insights into business modeling, pitching, fundraising, and how to select the best strategic partners
Meet and learn from fellow founders at hands-on boot camps and educational workshops – each individually customised to maximise your scalability
Boost your visibility
Showcase your startup to partners, investors and end-users on a national and international stage as well as exclusive DayOne events
Access to workspace
Work alongside entrepreneurs, coaches and industry experts at our creative space in our Switzerland Innovation Parks
Accelerating digital health and medtech startups
The DayOne accelerator is one of the largest initiatives in Europe to support early and mid-stage digital health and medtech ventures. Whether you have an idea, prototype, or ready-to-launch business, we provide the tools and support you need to transform healthcare, no matter your stage of development.
From diagnosis and treatment to prevention and communication, our competitive program supports global and Swiss healthcare startups to improve the lives of both medical professionals and patients. All it needs from you is the courage to take the first step and apply to our DayOne Accelerator.
Join one of Switzerland’s largest communities of health tech innovators and begin shaping our future today.
The DayOne Accelerator verticals at a glance
Digital Health Nation
an Innosuisse Innovation Booster
We help bring your digital health idea to life in Switzerland by accelerating and connecting you to academia, pharma, and research.
DayOne Health 4.0
our international digital health vertical
We help your early to mid-stage digital health venture from all over the world reach your next goal in building a successful business at the interface with pharma.
our medtech vertical
We accelerate your medtech venture in the canton of Jura within our global research and manufacturing ecosystem to bring your prototype to the next level.
How to apply
Ready for acceleration? Tell us about your project and register your interest below for Switzerland’s top healthcare accelerator. Our experts will review and get back to you. If you are pre-selected, you will be informed of the next steps to become part of the DayOne Acceleration!
”We pitched at the DayOne Conference and were chosen to take part in the DayOne Accelerator. Being introduced to the expert network through Basel Area Business & Innovation was an important door opener for Nutrix.Maria HahnFounder Nutrix
”DayOne delivered the workshops and most importantly opened up their network to help build and fine-tune my company's offering and strategy. Outside of the workshops, there are so many resources to take advantage of including coaches, industry experts, publicity, events, and more.Christof NeumanCo-founder & Director of business development IPDx
”Through our participation in the DayOne Accelerator we have gained invaluable knowledge which we have been able to apply to our own business. It gave us a safe space in which to grow our ideas and investment pitch. The support and input we received from both the accelerator coaches and the rest of the cohort has really helped us to shape the future direction of our business.Seb TucknottCo-founder IBD Relief
”The DayOne Acceleration program was a unique opportunity and covers a large panel of key topics to have in mind while building your med-tech start-up. The know-how and expertise brought by the coaches and experts are immense. It was an enriching experience and I highly recommend it to any start-up!Gwenaël HannemaCo-founder & CEO InnoSpina
”Interesting workshops, expert advice on specific topics, and good discussions among the peers - I learned a lot and we received helpful feedback on our project and approach.Simone RaischCo-founder SumMed
”I particularly appreciated 2 things during the DayOne acceleration program: First, the very friendly atmosphere and trust between the participants and coaches: you need this when you are an entrepreneur because entrepreneurship is hard. Secondly, I enjoyed the intensity of the program because it forced us to remain focus and keep that velocity was absolutely essential to move quickly. DayOne really emphasized the importance of a patient-user-centric approach while designing our experiments.Jérôme AubertFounder & CEO of NatilaCare
”Building a startup is not a piece of cake, particularly when your mission is to create a solution that brings a change in the healthcare field. Luckily, the Day One accelerator's whole purpose is to guide startups through this challenging adventure. With their help, we gained knowledge about how things work in the health-tech ecosystem and we built a valuable network consisting of industry experts and startups that are going through the same challenges. The time and support we received from the Day One team make it a privilege to be part of this great community.Ana-Maria MelinteCo-Founder Exigo