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Webinar: credit guarantee programme for tech start-ups

Economic Development Unit, AWA, Canton of Basel-Stadt

Technology-based start-up companies are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a special way. The canton of Basel-Stadt is providing specific support for these companies in the form of a credit guarantee programme. The programme allows start-up companies based in Basel-Stadt that have run into difficulties due to COVID-19 to receive subordinated loans. Within this framework, guarantees from the canton can be granted to the total amount of up to 40 million Swiss francs. Basel-Stadt partners with the Eckenstein-Geigy-Stiftung and the Basler Kantonalbank (BKB).

This webinar will cover the details of the COVID-19 credit guarantee programme, the requirements and will include a Q&A part with the opportunity to discuss specific situations and questions.

To allow the speakers to prepare, please submit your questions here beforehand.


When: 14.01.2021, 13:00 - 14:15
Where: online (link after registration)



13:00 Welcome and short survey
Karin Sartorius, Manager Life Sciences, Economic Development, AWA Basel-Stadt

13:05 Key elements: Cantonal COVID-19 credit guarantee programme for tech start-ups
Samuel Hess, Head of Economic Affairs, Office of Economy and Labour (AWA) Basel-Stadt

13:15 How does COVID19 affect biotech start-ups, and what support is planned in Switzerland?
Michael Altorfer, CEO Swiss Biotech Association

13:30 How to apply the BS COVID-19 credit guarantee programme
Felix Kohlermann, Business Economist, Deputy Head of Finance, Department of Economic, Social and Environmental  Affairs (WSU) Basel-Stadt

13:35 Q&A

14:15 End

Participation is free; however, registration is required before January 7, 2021. You will receive the link to the webinar after your registration has been confirmed. Follow this link to confirm your participation.

For further information, or to register additional participants, please visit the website of Basel Area Business and Innovation.

The webinar is organised by the Economic Development Unit, AWA, Canton of Basel-Stadt, and supported by Basel Area Business & Innovation.


Kind regards

Karin Sartorius
Manager Life Science
Economic Development AWA Basel-Stadt

Datum & Zeit

Do. 14. Januar 2021

13:00 - 14:15 Uhr