About us

The Start-up Promotion Center is a service promoted by the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of USI and set up in collaboration with the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and with the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), in order to assist Swiss and foreign graduates who plan to start a company in Canton Ticino.


In order to do this, the Start-up Promotion Center:


  • Serves as a focus for what already exists in Ticino to promote innovative entrepreneurial projects started by young graduates;
  • Brings out and exploits the training, technical and management expertise there is in Ticino and, most of all, in USI and SUPSI; 
  • Uses a network of Expertise Centers which are able to provide potential new entrepreneurs with the answers to the technical, management, legal, administrative and financial questions involved in starting a new company.

The StartCup Ticino is an initiative of the Start-up Promotion Center