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We support the development of impact entrepreneurial projects in Ticino

Impact Club is a program of Impact Hub Ticino that aims to support the development of impact entrepreneurial and social innovation projects in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland by facilitating meetings with a selected network of foundations and individuals active in philanthropy and impact investing. 


Impact Club

A program dedicated to change-makers

Each year, Impact Club offers early stage projects (for-profit and nonprofit) in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland an 8-month incubation program. The aim is for teams to define their business model, market strategy, governance and impact. 

The goal of Impact Club is to make projects ready to access initial funding. Impact Club also offers interested investors and people active in philanthropy the opportunity to learn about and support impact projects in Ticino and the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. 

Applications closed for the 2024/2025 edition.
Discover the 17 projects participated in the Impact Club incubation journey in the first two editions.

Impact Club: il programma per progetti ad impatto in Ticino

Impact Club: il programma per progetti ad impatto in Ticino

What we do 



We offer an incubation program and a support network for impact projects to create sustainable solutions: zebras, not unicorns! 



We give investors and philanthropists close to the area the opportunity to discover and choose projects to support in Ticino. 



We measure the impact of each project using a system based on the 5 dimensions of impact and the Sustainable Development Goals 



We work with an inclusive, collaborative and iterative approach.

Who we are looking for (themes)

We work with teams of people ready to learn from each other to improve their impact and the economic sustainability of their projects. These are some of the issues we care most about:

Agriculture and biodiversity

Improving environmental impact

Sustainable mobility
Services in remote areas

Sustainable tourism

Innovative energy projects
Education and empowerment

Circular Economy

Reducing CO2 emissions
Work and social integration

Well-being and health

Regenerative innovation

What we offer

8-month program

Participation in the activities of IH Ticino
Mentoring and 1:1 coaching

Meetings with investors, organisations and philanthropists
Participation in thematic workshops

Access to IH Switzerland coworking spaces
Peer-to-peer learning

Focus on well-being and personal development

The incubator program


5-6 JULY 2024

Impact Club retreat

Individual and project values. A retreat in the mountains for teams & alumni. An opportunity to grow our community of change makers. 

Do you invest in startups or do philanthropy? Would you like to start? 

Impact Club offers investors and philanthropists the opportunity to improve their social and environmental impact by supporting local projects and the implementation of innovative approaches. 

Those who support Impact Club believe in a sustainable, innovative and collaborative Ticino and, through a donation, support the incubation of projects. 

By supporting the Impact Club program, you help us select projects and have access to dedicated time during the incubation process to get to know the teams and help them grow. You will also be able to engage with other creative and innovative people and get closer to the world of impact investing and venture philanthropy. 

If you would like to support the incubation of a project and join the Club, please contact us!

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The Migros Pioneer Fund seeks out and promotes ideas with potential for society. It enables innovative projects to tread new paths and experiment with future-oriented solutions. The results-based support approach allies financial support with coaching services.

The Migros Pioneering Fund is part of the Migros Group's social commitment and is realized thanks to Migros Group companies with about 15 million francs per year. 


The Mercator Foundation Switzerland is committed to building an open, supportive and ecologically sustainable society that offers fair opportunities and the chance to participate in its growth.

For more information: zebra (at) impactclub (dot) ch or call +41 91 921 04 64 and ask to speak with Catie, Carlotta or Tommaso.

The header photos are from Ivan Louis (the cow in Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland) and Ron Dauphin (the zebra). 

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