Swiss entrepreneurs had a boom year in 2010, but few were women


Women made up less than one-fifth of new companies GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland’s reputation for creative business spirit had a boost Tuesday when it was named the world’s most innovative country, but women are grossly under-represented, figures released Tuesday by the Federal Statistical Office show. The latest figures, for 2010, show that a record number […]

Good search tool for e-books from Lausanne

The Lausanne area continues to turn up interesting young companies and ventures, one of which is Bookapp, a joint venture between Frederic Kaplan who founded  Ozwé and Laurent Bolli, co-founder of Bread and Butter. People in Lausanne are forever climbing hills, which probably leads them to look for convenient shortcuts. Bookapp has developed a simple […]

Shock of Hayek’s death wears off, Swiss ponder his legacy

Nicholas Hayek turned a staid watchmaking industry on its head, left entrepreneurial legacy [swissinfo video]  Bienne, Switzerland ( – The most startling thing about the death Monday of Nicholas Hayek, founder of Swatch, might be the extent to which it caught everyone by surprise, despite the fact he was 82 years old. Politicians, business leaders and […]

Geneva’s great new coffee spot; entrepreneurs contest

Best little cup of coffee in Geneva It’s an entrepreneurs’ week, starting with the best little new coffee place in town – Geneva, that is – Boréal Coffee, in the financial district. Long live healthy competition! There’s finally a good Anglo-saxon-style independent alternative to Starbucks where you can get a great cup of coffee, have […]