Women are still in the minority when it comes to founding companies in the canton of Zurich

08.02.2023 | from HELP Media AG


08.02.2023, Zurich - The canton of Zurich is often the strongest and most economically active canton in Switzerland when it comes to start-ups. In January 2023, Zurich also started the new year very well. 775 new companies were founded, what almost 1% less than in the previous month, but 9% more than in the previous year.

Statistics for start-ups in January 2023 in the canton of Zurich

Among sole proprietorships, 37% are managed by women and 63% by men. In the last three years, the number of female founders has increased significantly, from 32% in 2019 to 37% in 2022 in 2022 there is a female management share of 21%, 14% are managed by mixed genders and 65% purely from men. Here the value has not really changed in the last five years.

The examination of the median age for the two legal forms has shown that the median age for founders of sole proprietorships is always higher than that of the GmbH management team. It has fluctuated around 40 years over the past five years. The only exception is the year 2021, where this median age has fallen to 38.9 and is thus well below 40 years. In 2022 it will be again increased to 40 years. The year 2021 is also an exception for GmbHs and showed the lowest median age in the last five years, at 38.4 years.

New registrations Switzerland
The current company start-ups from January 2023 amount to 4,134 across Switzerland. This is 16% less than in the previous month. The year-on-year comparison paints a much more positive picture. In January 2022, 3,812 companies registered, which is 8% less than in the current month. In general, the number of start-ups has increased steadily over the past three years. In January 2020, 3,711 company foundations were recorded. This is an overall increase from 11%.

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  HELP Media AG (company entry)

  Frauen immer noch in der Minderheit bei den Firmengründungen im Kanton Zürich (news article in german on swiss-press.com)


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