Expanding Horizons, Shaping Lives

Swiss Discovery Initiative

We are a non-profit organisation, working with governmental organizations, small and medium businesses, and multinationals corporations, sponsors to put on programs and events for kids and adolescents that are keeping with the Swiss tradition of uncompromising excellence.
Amazing touristic alpine village with famous church and Staubbach waterfall, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, Europe

About Swiss Discovery Initiative




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What We Do

At the Swiss Discovery Initiative, we bring young people from all over the world to this unique country in Western Europe and offer a range of events such as educational camps, sports tournaments, and cultural and adventure activities.
Everything we do is underpinned by our goal to expand horizons, and shape lives. Bringing life-affirming experiences to people in their formative years.
That’s why our events cater to the 10-16 age group, and carry an obligatory educational element.
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Why Switzerland

Switzerland is a land of discovery. A mecca for adventure and enlightenment. It’s where cultures co-mingle in breathtaking landscapes. It has some of the world’s finest minds. The wildest innovations. It has four official languages.
Nearly everyone speaks at least two. One-quarter of the population was born abroad, ensuring a pipeline of fresh thinking and diverse worldviews. Switzerland consistently ranks among the world’s top countries for startups and entrepreneurship. Home to the United Nations and World Health Organisation, Switzerland boasts some of the world’s leading research institutes and business schools.
What better setting for bringing young people together; for exposing them to the unlimited possibilities offered by a globalized yet rapidly changing world. To show how peers from other countries think; and to lay bare the thoughts of the world’s business leaders, diplomats, and scientific minds.
The Swiss Discovery Institute has its seat in the Canton of Zug, where its inaugural event under the auspices of the SDI is taking place: the Zug Pee-Wee Challenge.
We are an association that adheres to Swiss law and has publicly available Statutes that provide further detail on our activities.
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Who We Are

We bring 25 years in communications, finance, marketing and event management across three continents.

We put on 50 activities in various parts of the world over the past twenty five years and under different organisations.

We brought our collective know-how under one roof, responding to demand from people and parents around the world to bring children to our programs.

SPORTS LEAD: David is a former correspondent with the Associated Press who has moved into corporate communications at leading multinationals. He focuses on our popular group sports experiences, such as our inaugural ice hockey tournament in central Switzerland, and a planned multisports event in Lausanne, the Olympic capital.

BESPOKE LEAD: Originally a finance specialist with years of experience working with personnel and human resources, and a Real Estate Project Manager, Olga leads our bespoke programs, catering to the specific needs of our customers for particular experiences for their children. These run from skiing weeks and chess camps through to adventure and exploration trips. Get in touch using the contact form below.

PROGRAMS LEAD: Natasha has been based in Switzerland for 12 years and runs her own Reputation and Communications business after a decade leading global comms teams in Fortune 500 companies. She is also a trainer and a lecturer at the European and Swiss business schools. Her speciality is educational camps, trainings and simulations for various audiences. Natasha uses her connections with business schools and international organisations to bring the top minds to our events to run all manner of fun and inspiring classes and workshops.

Swiss Discovery Initiative | Zug, Switzerland | info@swissdiscovery.net