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.

On top of working side-by-side with an entrepreneur, you will be joining an inspiring learning program - Summerpreneurship Academy - that aims to complement your working experience by conveying entrepreneurial, creative and sustainability mindset and skills.

Participation Criteria:
  • studying in a Swiss university
  • having a Swiss work permit for summer
  • available for 8-14 weeks between Jun-Aug

«The Summerpreneurship program gave me the opportunity to join an entrepreneur with an inspiring vision. It was not only a great learning experience, but also lead me to be co-founder and CTO of ElectricFeel today»

- Pratik Mukerji, former Summerpreneur



Gain Work Experience

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


Have Fun

Work hard and play hard! After work you will have time for a beer or for a swim in the lake.


Startup Dream

Dive into the startup world and experience the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.


Grow Your Network

Build important connections for your career and find opportunities for your future.


Positive Impact

Contribute to the startup's development and leave you mark on the world.


Be Inspired

Develop entrepreneurial, creative and sustainability skills through this journey.




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 (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).


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 and checkout our Facebook Page to know more.

Step 2: Book your seat for the Summerpreneurship Warm-up to experience what Summer will be like. :)

Step 3: Check out the internships bellow, pick your 5 favourite positions and apply before April 5, midnight.

IMPORTANT: You can also apply to internships of the Summerpreneurship Zurich edition. Nevertheless, be aware that you are responsible to organise accommodation if commuting is not an option.

NOTE: The starting and ending date of the internship, as well as the percentage you would work, is a) to be defined between the startup and you and b) in most cases flexible to a certain extend.


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.

Emil & Rosa

We are here for you

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

José Silva, Program Manager