Experience the startup world!

Summerpreneurship brings talented students together with impact-driven startups for a summer internship from June to August 2017. The program is taking place in Geneva, Lausanne and Zürich – head over here for the Zürich edition.
Through Summerpreneurship, you will get a unique experience of the startup world by: 1. Interning in an impact-driven startup; 2. Joining an inspiring learning program aka Summerpreneurship Academy. The Academy complements and facilitates the internship experience by conveying entrepreneurial, innovative and impact-oriented mindset and skills – exactly what you need to be prepared for the future.

 Starting soon!

Participation Criteria:
  • studying in a Swiss university and/or having a Swiss work permit
  • available for 8-14 weeks between Jun-Aug
  • ideally between 22-35 years old



Gain valuable experience for your career and take on real responsibility from the first day.


You will contribute to an impact-driven start-up's development and leave you mark towards a better world.


Dive into the startup scene and experience the excitements and drawbacks of being an entrepreneur.

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Work hard and play hard! After work, Impact Hub members enjoy having a beer or going for a swim in the lake.


Develop your entrepreneurial, creative and impact-oriented mindset and skills this innovative learning journey.


Build important connections for your career and open yourself for unexpected opportunities at Impact Hub.


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The Summerpreneurship Academy, a unique, top-notch entrepreneurial learning program takes place over the summer months of June, July and August (14 weeks) at Impact Hub. It complements the internship to broaden and facilitate your experience in the startup world and takes up +/- 20% of your internship time (so to say one day per week). The Academy conveys an entrepreneurial, innovation and sustainable mindset which is needed more and more in the business world.

The learning journey contains different formats, such as hands-on workshops, reflective sessions, peer-to-peer exchanges, challenges, co-working and more. The Summepreneurship Academy starts with a Kick-off event on June 1 (18:00-20:00) and ends with a Wrap-up event on August 31 (18:00-20:00) – those are obligatory events for Summerpreneurs and startups.


Are you studying in a Swiss university and/or do you have a Swiss work permit? Please go through the following steps:

Step 1: Read carefully through this InfoBooklet (coming soon).

Step 2: Check out the internships (coming soon) and apply here before March 31, midnight.

IMPORTANT: If you don't live in Switzerland please note that you will have to take care of your accommodation.


Summerpreneurship is organized by the Impact Hub Network in Switzerland, since 2013 in Zürich and since 2015 in Geneva. This year the program will take place as well in Lausanne for the first time. The program costs for the 2017 edition will be shared among our partners Loterie Romande, Emil und Rosa Richterich-Beck Stiftung, Impact Hub Geneva and the startups who will join the program.
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We are here for you

In case you have questions about Summerpreneurship, get in touch with José.

José Silva, Program Manager