Y-START incubator - Services

4 cornerstones for a solid start-up

Y-START business incubator offers a full range of packaged infrastructure and services, allowing start-ups to optimize resources and accelerate their development.


Premises and infrastructure

  • Workplaces in Open Space
  • Private furnished offices from 15 to 30 sqm.
  • Workshops with basic equipment
  • Common spaces (reception, cafeteria, kitchen)
  • Conference rooms
  • Internet and broadband telephony VoIP
  • Shared office space (printers, copiers, scanners)
  • Commissary for office supplies

Coaching and training

  • Monitoring and tracking of the business development
  • Advice and first-level administrative support
  • Help with fundraising research (pre-seed/seed)
  • Identification of technical, scientific and entrepreneurial skills in the R&D institutes of University of Applied Sciences in Business and Engineering (HEIG-VD)
  • Support for setting-up collaboration projects with HEIG-VD and preparing applications for funding
  • Preferred access to training program CTI Entrepreneurship and coaching programs CTI Start-Up and platinn
  • Presence in the incubator of a subsidiary of Innovaud and an innovation consultant / coach certified by platinn

Networking and animation

  • Establishing special relationships with organizations supporting business creation and development and with R&D institutes of University of Applied Sciences in Business and Engineering (HEIG-VD)
  • Thematic workshops (human resources, marketing and communications, intellectual property, etc..) led by specialist partners
  • Networking events with Y-PARC companies, R&D institutes of HEIG-VD and local business partners
  • Free-of-charge Swiss Engineering - Vaud association membership
  • Outings and casual funny activities

Back office services

  • Visitors reception and welcome desk
  • Personalized telephone answering
  • Various accounting and secretarial work
  • Other services on request