Facts

Positive Correlation

A study by the economic science faculty at Basel University evaluated 886 start-up companies over the term 1999-2009 and found that those with the CTI Label are more likely to succeed than those without it. 

Long-Term Survival Rate

Comparing the 243 companies that have the CTI Start-up Label to the 643 start-ups that don’t showed that those with the CTI Start-up Label have a higher market survival rate.

Capacity to Raise Funds

According to the same study, CTI Label companies successfully raised CHF 1200 million. The study also demonstrated that since 2006, companies with the CTI Label attracted more investments than those without it. For example, in 2009, the average investment per Label company was CHF 0.86 million – more than the double the CHF 0.40 million per company of the comparison group.

Job Creation

Young companies with the CTI Label create far more jobs than those without it. For example, in the first 6 years, the average Label company increases its headcount from 2 to 14 while the average company without the label increases its headcount from 2 to 6 only.

Market Success

CTI Label companies have also proven to be more successful on the market. Five years after incorporation, 88.3% of the Label companies are still in business while only 57.4% of companies without the CTI Label (respectively 49.2% of all enterprises in the national economy) still exist.

 

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