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Join Switzerland’s leading digital health and medtech accelerator

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

2000+ community

Connect and collaborate with an international network including major pharma and Medtech companies, researchers, academic partners, patients, and Europe’s top healthcare startups

1-2-1 coaching

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

Tailored training

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.

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The DayOne Accelerator verticals at a glance

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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.

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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.

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DayOne Tech

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!




IBD Relief


m-health App | Patient companion



Diagnostics | Decoding antibody signatures



m-health App | Patient & Caregiver companion



m-health App | Fertility



Medical device | Gait analysis



Medical device | Spine surgery

Sum Med


Open source platform | Patient literacy



m-health App | Rehab



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Health & Wellness | Smart pillow



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m-health App | Asthma patients



Medical device | Non-Invasive

Glucose Monitoring


Medical device | Automated EEG analysis



Software | Consumer

The Virtual Doctors


Telehealth platform



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Diagnostics | Retinopathy



Software | Mental Health


South Korea

Diagnostics| Decentralized Hematology Lab

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