Shaping the future with innovative startups and entrepreneurs

Hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest-changing industries, constantly transforming with the latest technology and consumer trends. That is why EHL's Incubator exists: to support promising startups or entrepreneurial projects that relate to tourism, hospitality or food and beverage sectors.  It gathers together people who are passionate about the latest trends and technologies in hospitality or F&B, and gives them a place to bring their ideas to life, in EHL's Innovation Hub. 

If you are passionate about the latest trends and technologies in hospitality or F&B, then we invite you to join us. We have a variety of resources available for our partners, and we will be happy to discuss your needs.

«The incubator gives us the opportunity to expand our network, find faithful partners, participate to key events and benefit from the support of hospitality professionals. It is a strategic point for us in the success of our startup.»
- Lucien Mauguin, co-founder of PrivateDeal SA.

Our Incubator Model

Our incubator is like a wheel that turns and builds momentum, with the startups and entrepreneurs at the center.

At the heart of the Hub, the startups have access to a wide variety of resources on-site and through EHL's students and faculty.

The visitors and community of the Innovation Hub draw on this entrepreneurial spirit and provide a useful sounding board for the hub's activities. 



  • Illimited access to the Incubator
  • Fixed desk in a coworking space
  • Incorporation of the start-up to EHL
  • 6 hours per month access to the meeting rooms of the incubator
  • Access to the events & networking
  • Liking to the EHL network when necessary ( EHL professors, students, students committee, companies)
  • Access to EHL services (reception, printshop, discounts at restaurants & boutiques)
  • Increase of visibility & communication through our website, posters, newspapers
  • Member of the Community on Slack
  • Access to the common spaces of the incubator (kitchen, sleeping room, ping-pong, baby-foot)
  • Opportunity to apply to the Fit Digital by EHL « Seed» “or Growth” program (if not incorporated to EHL or less than 6 months)



  • Access to the incubator 10 days per month during opening hours, from 7.30 am to 10 pm.
  • Free seat place in the Visitor co-working Space upon availability
  • 2 hours access to the meeting rooms of the incubator & networking
  • Increase of visibility & communication through our website, posters
  • Member of the Community on Slack
  • Access to EHL services (reception, printshop, discounts at restaurants & boutiques)
  • Access to the events & networking
  • Access to the common spaces of the incubator (kitchen, sleeping room, ping-pong, baby-foot)
  • Opportunity to apply to the Fit Digital by EHL « Grant » program (if not incorporated to EHL or less than 6 months)


Community (Members & Alumni)

  • Access to common spaces during office hours
  • Invitations to expositions and events

All Members :

Access to events, SLACK community membership, discounts at EHL outlets and Print shop, incubator card, access to the nap room, logo posted on EHL incubator digital and paper communications supports, Ping-Pong, and the incubator baby foot table.

Followers (Online Followers)

  • Stay up to date on new start-ups and innovation trends
  • Innovation Hub news

Incubator Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs


Between seasonal, homemade, local, organic, sustainable and healthy products, how do you make the best possible choices? 

The Beelong eco-score evaluates food to provide simple information on the environmental impact of food products, in a context where the climate emergency is more than ever topical.

EHL is a cornerstone for tomorrow's hospitality industry and it's therefore a real opportunity for a young company to grow within the incubator. Beelong benefits from EHL’s extensive network and valuable support. We also have the opportunity to implement our indicator in the F&B outlets on-site – we couldn’t be any closer to those impacted by our tool!

- Charlotte de La Baume  & Mathias Faigaux, Managing Partners of Beelong


BlackOwl Capsules Hôtel aims to create the first capsule hotel in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The hotel is distinguished by its contemporary Japanese design and state-of-the-art luxury capsules. 


Blent is data platform that allows hoteliers to have a 360° overview on their business, and produce very easily highly customizable dashboards, reports, and tables for all domains: stays, F&B, accounting, SPA, IoT, etc.

And with our digital assistant you have now direct access to your data, anywhere, anytime. Whether you manage one or hundreds of hotels, Blent will consolidate your data independently of the technologies behind, and you can now group or benchmark your properties very easily.

- Christopher Meignier – CEO


BonApp’s all-in-one, intuitive Point-of-Sale and digital menu solution improves operation management and customer service. It offers numerous customisable features such as real-time data analytics, QR code ordering and payments, and automatic order tracking. It unlocks several benefits such as personalized hospitality, increased revenues and tips, and reduced labour costs. There are no apps to download, no new hardware needed and it’s set-up free-of-charge in minutes.


We are a strong team of successful entrepreneurs whose aim is to provide people with an affordable and safe relaxation option with a relaxed atmosphere. Capsule hotels reduce the environmental footprint of travel and provide a platform to meet new and exciting people.

We develop and produce Swiss Capsules and offer them for rent to hotel operators and offices. The protected trademark "Capsule" stands for Swiss quality and innovation. By offering automation technology, we also give hoteliers the opportunity to fully concentrate on their hospitality qualities. Together with our customers, the Capsule hotel entrepreneurs, we continue to develop the product and services as a community.


Clemi's Market is the new premium brand of healthy, organic & vegan snack and breakfast products created by sisters: Clementina and Inès Makula. 

They transform unhealthy foods into delicious and tasty products by combining the best of Made in Italy with the most powerful international superfoods. 

Contler at EHL Incubator

Contler offers a fully customizable guest request system that optimizes internal processes and generates upsales while enhancing the guest experience. All services or products offered by a hotel can be intuitively ordered by guests using their own smartphone. With a lean & clean User Experience and an intuitive access via QR codes that integrate into the hotel design, the guest does not have to spend time to get to know the system but can fully enjoy his stay while having the benefits of ordering anything he might need quickly and therefore allowing the hotel staff to be at the right place at the right time. At the same time we provide managers with data reports of any KPI he might need. With Contler the guest, staff and manager have their entire hotel just one click away.


Imagine a world where every luxury hotel can deliver personalized experiences to their guests using AI-powered data insights. Our technology unifies and transforms guest information from multiple software solutions, enabling every employee to provide a superior guest experience across all touchpoints, from pre-stay marketing to the wine in the restaurant. This is the future of luxury hospitality, this is Crqlar.


CityTourPlayer by NexSwiss is a solution that combines tourism, discovery and sustainability. Thanks to our audio guide system, every traveler can access real-time information around a bus, streetcar or train line. Using the web browser of a smartphone, there is no need to download an application: CityTourPlayer automatically adapts to the speed of the traveler, synchronizes with the vehicle's route via GPS and is available in several languages. The route is enhanced with images, 360º panoramic photos and texts that help the traveler to visualize in detail and in real time the information that is presented.

Freelane Food2050 is a digital platform that makes the origin, processing and composition of food transparent and experienceable and connects this information with consumers' personal dietary habits and goals. This positive consumer experience and the resulting data lead to a more sustainable, healthier food offer provided by restaurateurs, retailers and producers - and ultimately to a healthier planet. – Christian Kramer


Futuraurant is a Point-of-Sale software and an innovative all-encompassing restaurant management platform. This is due to the unique algorithm that optimises the filling of the dining room in real time, interconnecting all of the restaurant’s on-site devices alongside their website and mobile application. Its ability to create an optimal seating arrangement as customer’s arrive, and manage the process saves considerable time and money for the business. Hospitality companies who are moving towards digitalisation for processes such as table bookings now have a solution that genuinely meets their needs, helping them make the move to an electronic method from the traditional paper-based system.
In the case of its Futuraurant and Reservaurant, they are not limited to usage in restaurants, but can optimise a number of hospitality areas, including hotels, bars, festival, and nightclubs. The iOS and Android application Reservaurant is designed to improve the customer experience, enabling them to find vacant seating at linked venues within three seconds and lessening to the need to phone, email, and text the establishments instead.


At Golden Olive, since 1800, the culture of the olive grove has been at the heart of our family and has united the generations. Each of them proudly maintains this heritage of knowledge to continue developing the fruit of the requirement.

Freelane We produce and allocate auto sustainable cabins in pristine remote areas in order to deliver a full immersion into nature supported by a luxury hospitality. Marco Antonio Caporale


Kooko, an application for "homemade" and seasonal dishes. An ethical and sustainable delivery alternative, in the service as well as on the plate!

Komod are digital marketing tools and services for a monthly rate. The all-in-one platform offering social media production and management, reputation and review management, online listenings to website hosting and development on one place. Stress-free outsourcing for just a fixed monthly rate. DIY or let us do the work for you.


Discover universities in the Metaverse. A one-stop campus tour platform, harnessing the power of 3D twins, Al assistants, and digital avatars to redefine student engagement through immersive campus visits and spatial experiences in the Metaverse.


NewCo is an online service that allows founders to start their own business in minutes.

Our goal is to help new entrepreneurs to start and then manage the legal and administrative formalities of their startup by developing simple and intuitive solutions.


It feels like plastic and looks like plastic. There is just one difference: it’s made from plants and it's fully compostable.

One StepUp stands for a plastic-free world! We provide compostable packaging that returns back to the earth after use. All you need to do is throw it into your compost!

One StepUp’s packaging is just as transparent, durable and impermeable as conventional plastic packaging.

Together let’s step into a more sustainable world!


Serendipia is a digital passport to the lifestyle of the future, giving access to exclusive spaces, people, and experiences.  Serendipia provides flexible coliving, studio and coworking solutions in the best locations for an active, inspiring and community driven lifestyle.


Share.P is a plug-and-play system (consisting of multi-layer software and small electronic components) that solves the problem of parking and EV charging within the existing parking infrastructure. We use IoT technology to reduce CO2 emissions and enable building owners to make profits by sharing parking space and EV charging stations of any manufacturer in a secure and fully automated way.


StudyBud helps students reach their learning goals by matching them with ideal tutors, courses and resources tailored to their needs through our seamless online learning platform and marketplace. Looking ahead, StudyBud's goal is to take our unique learning approach beyond Switzerland and cater to diverse domains of education. 


Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley is a nationwide initiative to develop, strengthen and promote food innovation in Switzerland and beyond. We address major challenges in food, agriculture and nutrition by leveraging cutting-edge science and technology for a more sustainable future.


Trilogy is a food truck offering the quality and attention to detail of a michelin star restaurant in the simplicity and informality experience.


Have you ever tried to discover more but only stumbled upon ridiculous tasting notes like ‘wet stone’ & ‘strong petrol’ or even ‘forest floor’? Then Twisted Cork is just what you need. Here, we keep it sweet and simple. Just pop the cap, pour it in a glass, and enjoy. Savor your wine, don't scrutinise it. Twisted Cork will guide you on a journey by tasting samples from all over the world. 


Unki is a next-gen travel platform that delivers AI-driven, deeply personalized itineraries. Beyond just bookings, our commitment to personalization extends throughout the entire trip. By integrating with service providers and leveraging expert partnerships, Unki ensures every journey is as unique as the traveler.