Position: Internship


This is your chance to become a specialist in the InsurTech industry. You will be researching the international InsurTech market for new trends and business models, screen the Swiss market for the most promising startups in this field and guide them as a project manager through the 3-month accelerator program of the first InsurTech Accelerator powered by the Swiss Startup Factory in partnership with Helvetia Insurance.

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The Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) began in 2014 driven by the ambition to create global companies that disrupt the prevailing norms, products, and business models. Our core business is a three-month program that provides early-stage startups with financing, services, coaching, mentoring, office space, and access to a large entrepreneurial and investor network. The very first InsurTech Accelerator will begin in February 2017.

Position Detail

  • Boost your expertise in the InsurTech industry
  • Analyse opportunities and trends in the InsurTech industry
  • Write industry innovation reports and articles
  • Screen the Swiss market for startups fitting in to the accelerator
  • Lead the acquisition of those identified startups
  • Organize and execute events with universities and associations to support your startup acquisition
  • Support the InsurTech startups in operational matters during the accelerator program
  • Manage the communication between Helvetia, the startup and the SSUF
  • Create an investor and business partner acquisition strategy together with the startups


Applicant Profile

  • Good to excellent completed education and further education preferable in Business Administration, Insurance or Engineering
  • Practical experience in the startup environment
  • Knowledge in the insurance industry and an interest in InsurTech
  • Fluent in German, English and any further language is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working cross functionally and interacting with, influencing and presenting to partners at all levels
  • Team management skills
  • Attention to detail, organized with a Can-Do mind set
  • Smart-thinker (Out of the Box & Around the Box)


Our Offer

  • Work in a startup environment, which places importance on creating a productive and cooperative working atmosphere
  • Full support from the Swiss Startup Factory AG to develop your project management skills
  • Possibility to work with industry experts and shape the Swiss startup ecosystem
  • Begin: Asap
  • Place of work: Zurich


Be ready to work in a young and dynamic work environment with a great international team. If this opportunity has sparked your interest, please send a cover letter and your CV as well as recent work references, if applicable, with your possible starting date at: hr@ssuf.ch.

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