We are a start-up accelerator founded through a partnership between BLKB, the largest Bank in the Basel area, Hemex, a renowned start-up service provider and investor in Switzerland and Launchpad, a global private equity firm. We seek the most promising innovative companies and help them grow through our accelerator programs where we offer hands-on mentoring, specialized services and access to funding. We run our accelerator programs in a state-of-the-art 4,000 m² innovation hub and co-working space called The 5th Floor in Muttenz. 

inQbator works closely with the “100 fürs Baselbiet” (1004BB) program which is an initiative by BLKB, FHNW and Baselland to offer financing to innovative SMEs and start-ups in the region for their next stage of growth. We offer mentorship and business services to selected 1004BB winners and also prepare companies in our program to stand their best chance at securing the 1004BB financing.

We are a start-up accelerator founded through a partnership between BLKB, the largest Bank in the Basel area, Hemex, a renowned start-up service provider and investor in Switzerland and Launchpad, a global private equity firm. We seek the most promising innovative companies and help them grow through our accelerator programs where we offer hands-on mentoring, specialized services and access to funding. We run our accelerator programs in a state-of-the-art 4,000 m² innovation hub and co-working space called The 5th Floor in Muttenz. 

inQbator works closely with the “100 fürs Baselbiet” (1004BB) program which is an initiative by BLKB, FHNW and Baselland to offer financing to innovative SMEs and start-ups in the region for their next stage of growth. We offer mentorship and business services to selected 1004BB winners and also prepare companies in our program to stand their best chance at securing the 1004BB financing.

What do start-ups get out of the program

Access to funding sources, including debt and equity. Multiple investor days a year, adhoc investor meetings.

Access to flexible work spaces, state-of-the-art labs and creative spaces at low & flexible rates.

Obtain professional services such as expert coaching, bench to market consulting, legal, HR, accounting at discounted rates.

Opportunity to expand or attend exchange programs in the USA and Asia.

Connection to industry partners for proof-of-concept trials and early customers.

Networking and industry events. Part of a community of successful start-ups.

Variety of special support programs (eg Female Founders program).

Large network of experienced coaches and subject matter experts.

What do start-ups get out of the program

Access to funding sources, including debt and equity. Multiple investor days a year, adhoc investor meetings.

Access to flexible work spaces, state-of-the-art labs and creative spaces at low & flexible rates.

Obtain professional services such as expert coaching, bench to market consulting, legal, HR, accounting at discounted rates.

Opportunity to expand or attend exchange programs in the USA and Asia.

Connection to industry partners for proof-of-concept trials and early customers.

Networking and industry events. Part of a community of successful startups.

Variety of special support programs (eg Female Founders program).

Large network of experienced coaches and subject matter experts.

Our programs

We offer solutions to companies from all stages.

Ignite


  • Application open to all start-ups.
  • 6 months business incubation program.
  • Coworking space (for up to 2 people for 6 months).
  • Meeting rooms available.
  • Lab space (optional).

Boost


  • Start-ups that join this program have successfully completed the Ignite program.
  • Participants can use accelerator fees to purchase fixed desks, lab space and in-house (discounted) professional services.

Membership


  • Be part of the inQbator Club where companies can get access to services at attractive rates.
  • Companies may purchase fixed desks, lab space, in-house professional services at a preferential rate.
  • Services included: Industry visits, talks and special events.
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Ignite

  • Application open to all start-ups.
  • 6 months business incubation program.
  • Coworking space (for up to 2 people for 6 months).
  • Meeting rooms available.
  • Lab space (optional).
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Boost

  • Start-ups that join this program have successfully completed the Ignite program.
  • Participants can use accelerator fees to purchase fixed desks, lab space and in-house (discounted) professional services.
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Membership

  • Be part of the inQbator Club where companies can get access to services at attractive rates.
  • Companies may purchase fixed desks, lab space, in-house professional services at a preferential rate.
  • Services included: Industry visits, talks and special events.
learn more

The space

Covering 4000 m², our partner The 5th Floor offers a wide range of spaces. In addition to our co-working and office space, The 5th Floor offers meeting and seminar rooms, shared laboratories, a project room and a multimedia room.

COWORKING SPACE

Coworking Space
The 5th Floor (Coworking Basel) offers a variety of memberships including virtual offices, flexible coworking desks, dedicated desks, and private desks located in lockable glass cubicles.

1a. Reception
1b. Social Square
1c. Coworking Space
1d. Terrace

MEETING SPACE

Meeting Space
The 5th Floor offers high-end, fully-equipped modern spaces for meetings, seminars, events, workshops and much more.

2a. Meeting room “Basel”
2b. Meeting room “Orlando”
2c. Meeting room “Singapore”
2d. Meeting room “Sydney”
2e. Meeting room “Boston-Cambridge”
2f. Seminar room “Zurich”
2g. Seminar room “London”

CO.LAB SPACE

CO.LAB Space
The 5th Floor offers shared laboratories, which can be rented on a monthly or annual basis.

3a. Chemistry Lab
3b. Biology Lab
3c. Ice machine
3d. Autoclave
3e. Lab Waste Disposal

CREATIVE SPACE

Creative Space
In addition to meeting and seminar rooms The 5th Floor offers spaces for your creative projects.

4a. Project room (Ideation Space by Witzig)
4b. Multimedia room

COMMON SPACE

Common Spaces

5a. WC-Facilities
5b. Kitchen
5c. Elevator

OFFICE SPACE

Office Space
As one of the largest private office- and commercial properties in Northwestern Switzerland, the sitEX Powerhouse offers a variety of rental spaces.

The space

Covering 4000 m², our partner The 5th Floor offers a wide range of spaces. In addition to our co-working and office space, The 5th Floor offers meeting and seminar rooms, shared laboratories, a project room and a multimedia room.

COWORKING SPACE

Coworking Space
The 5th Floor (Coworking Basel) offers a variety of memberships including virtual offices, flexible coworking desks, dedicated desks, and private desks located in lockable glass cubicles.

1a. Reception
1b. Social Square
1c. Coworking Space
1d. Terrace

MEETING SPACE

Meeting Space
The 5th Floor offers high-end, fully-equipped modern spaces for meetings, seminars, events, workshops and much more.

2a. Meeting room “Basel”
2b. Meeting room “Orlando”
2c. Meeting room “Singapore”
2d. Meeting room “Sydney”
2e. Meeting room “Boston-Cambridge”
2f. Seminar room “Zurich”
2g. Seminar room “London”

CO.LAB SPACE

CO.LAB Space
The 5th Floor offers shared laboratories, which can be rented on a monthly or annual basis.

3a. Chemistry Lab
3b. Biology Lab
3c. Ice machine
3d. Autoclave
3e. Lab Waste Disposal

CREATIVE SPACE

Creative Space
In addition to meeting and seminar rooms The 5th Floor offers spaces for your creative projects.

4a. Project room (Ideation Space by Witzig)
4b. Multimedia room

COMMON SPACE

Common Spaces

5a. WC-Facilities
5b. Kitchen
5c. Elevator

OFFICE SPACE

Office Space
As one of the largest private office- and commercial properties in Northwestern Switzerland, the sitEX Powerhouse offers a variety of rental spaces.

Invest

We partner with angel investors, family offices, institutional and venture capital as well as private equity firms, to offer exclusively curated investment opportunities within our portfolio.

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Info Session

If you are still considering whether to join the inQbator or not, we organized a Webinar where our team explains the most important points to take into account.

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Invest

We partner with angel investors, family offices, institutional and venture capital as well as private equity firms, to offer exclusively curated investment opportunities within our portfolio.

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FAQs

How does the application work and how long does it take?

Interested companies may apply online via our website. The entire application process typically takes up to 1 month.

What are the commitments from the participants?

Participants must be willing to move to The 5th Floor if they are selected to join the Boost program. Participants should be prepared to commit at least 5 hours per week for all the Ignite and Boost programs.

How much ownership will inQbator have in the startup?

inQbator will not take an equity stake in the participating companies unless inQbator reaches certain performance goals which were predefined together with the entrepreneurs.

What are the service benefits for our startups?

inQbator has secured attractive rates for rental spaces and professional services which allow participants to enjoy rates that are below market rates.

Who are the investors?

The investor base is made up on high net worth individuals, angel investors, corporations, venture capital and private equity firms who are in the network of the inQbator partners.

How are mentoring sessions done?

Mentoring sessions are done 1-to-1 between participants and mentors.

Intellectual property protection policy?

All IP will belong solely to the participant. inQbator will not own any part of the participant’s IP. inQbator would be able to provide IP related services to the participants as needed.

What is the duration of the program?

The Ignite Program lasts 6 months while the Boost Program varies depending on the growth trajectory of the company but capped at 3 years.

How often do events take place?

Start-up events such as industry partner visits. talks and networking events typically take place once a month. Investor demo days are held twice a year while ad-hoc investor presentations are held several times during the year.

All applicants will apply through the standard application form on our website. Successful applicants will undergo the 6-months Ignite program. However, the inQbator Investment Committee may at its sole discretion, allow the successful applicant to directly join the Boost program depending on the maturity of the company.

FAQs

How does the application work and how long does it take?

Interested companies may apply online via our website. The entire application process typically takes up to 1 month.

What are the commitments from the participants?

Participants must be willing to move to The 5th Floor if they are selected to join the Boost program. Participants should be prepared to commit at least 5 hours per week for all the Ignite and Boost programs.

How much ownership will inQbator have in the startup?

inQbator will not take an equity stake in the participating companies unless inQbator reaches certain performance goals which were predefined together with the entrepreneurs.

What are the service benefits for our startups?

inQbator has secured attractive rates for rental spaces and professional services which allow participants to enjoy rates that are below market rates.

Who are the investors?

The investor base is made up on high net worth individuals, angel investors, corporations, venture capital and private equity firms who are in the network of the inQbator partners.

How are mentoring sessions done?

Mentoring sessions are done 1-to-1 between participants and mentors.

Intellectual property protection policy?

All IP will belong solely to the participant. inQbator will not own any part of the participant’s IP. inQbator would be able to provide IP related services to the participants as needed.

What is the duration of the program?

The Ignite Program lasts 6 months while the Boost Program varies depending on the growth trajectory of the company but capped at 3 years.

How often do events take place?

Startup events such as industry partner visits. talks and networking events typically take place once a month. Investor demo days are held twice a year while ad-hoc investor presentations are held several times during the year.

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The location

sitEX Powerhouse

The 5th Floor

Hofackerstrasse 40B

4132 Muttenz

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