Stéphanie Vuadens, a professional beekeeper in the canton of Geneva, founded Les Miels de Stéphanie in 2016. She is passionate about her bees and working in harmony with nature to obtain quality honey. In 2019, Stéphanie strengthened her commitment to nature and biodiversity with the creation of the Fondation Arche des Abeilles, a non-profit foundation whose main missions are to save bees and raise awareness among young people.
Hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Since its foundation in 2008, DAHU has revolutionised the classic ski boot with a focus on quality and comfort. The company is now based in Puidoux in the canton of Vaud and produces its shoes by hand in Italy. We met Office Manager Romain Oguey for an interview. He tells us how he developed his passion and what challenges the young entrepreneur faces on a daily basis.
The Fizzen clothes shop is a Bern institution and has been ensuring that style-conscious Bern residents can get their money’s worth for almost 30 years. In 1992, the second-hand clothes were imported by car and sold out of a basement in the Rathausgasse. These days you can find Fizzen at prime locations in Zurich, Basel and Lucerne. We met the owner Adrian Masshardt for a chat.
Brothers Mario and Claudio Bergen have been running the Koffeinshop in Lucerne for around five years, and in 2016 they launched the first cold-brewed mate drink made in Switzerland on the market. Their recipe for success: natural ingredients, little sugar, a lot of caffeine and regional sustainability. We visited Claudio and Mario in their Koffeinshop.
Thierry Fuhrer is founder of DeinKoch.ch and has headed the company since 2017. The name speaks for itself. The chefs from DeinKoch.ch cook for customers in their homes. As personal chefs, they look after their customers’ well-being and create a unique experience. We met Thierry while he was busy cooking.
The family-run company in Bern grew rapidly after its foundation in 2010. Having established the gelateria on Länggasse, its founders then continued to grow their business and add new branches in Bern and, in 2017, also in Zurich. Today, the Gelateria di Berna is something of an institution for many people. We met up with Hansmartin for a chat.
La Meute was established in 2016 by Vaclav Smerak, Victor Galliker and Jon Tschan in La-Chaux-de-Fonds. Since then, our brewers have been making and selling craft beers based on unique local expertise.
Their recipe for success: natural ingredients, a hint of sugar, lots of hops and regional sustainability. We met Jon and Tim at their premises in La-Chaux-de-Fonds to find out more about their passion for beer.
Silvio Brügger is a founder and member of the renowned Bern graphic design and illustration studio Blackyard. The other members of the collective are Philipp Thöni, Jared Muralt and Christian Calame. For over 10 years, they have been producing album covers for bands, posters for cultural organisations such as the Reitschule and campaigns for corporations such as Swisscom. Silvio instinctively chooses the right fonts for his texts and adds explanations where illustrations don’t speak for themselves. We met Silvio in the Blackyard atelier.
Philipp Antoni is Co-Founder and Head of Operations at notime AG. notime’s online platform enables Internet retailers to automate their process planning, from the order right through to the delivery. The company also takes responsibility for the physical delivery, including the first mile, line haul and local distribution with cargo bikes in urban areas. It works with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) as a partner and uses cargo bikes for local distribution.
Geneva start-up Expedismart is the right address for anyone wishing to send a parcel and pay as little as possible to do so. Whether domestic or international shipments, the four-member team headed by Léonard Schlaepfer has been comparing the prices of major courier and logistics companies for around four years so that parcels can be dispatched quickly, conveniently and at the best price. We met Léonard for a talk.