As the Swiss Confederation’s innovation promotion agency, CTI has supported innovative thinkers in starting up new companies since 1996. To date, 2,200 companies have made it into the CTI selection process, but only 10% of the submitted projects have succeeded in being awarded the label.
Since launching the project in 2009, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. has cleared every hurdle successfully. These included assessments in the areas of technology, intellectual property, financial resources and a professional team. Finally, a presentation was given in Bern during which COO Noëmi Schöni and CEO Roman Probst together with coach Sandro Cornella used their partnership model to win over a 10-member CTI jury.
Partnership model: Benefit from offering translations and texts via networks
Thanks to its “partnership model”, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. constantly reaches new customers via a network. The principle is simple: Partners place either a banner, a button or an advertisement from TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. on their website. When customers click on the banner or button, they are taken to the TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. price calculator. If they end up placing an order, the partner receives a commission as a reward. To create an incentive for new customers, the partner can give part or all of the commission to the customer. However, instead of just receiving a commission for the first order, the partner receives commissions for every successive order – even when customers order directly from TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. by email or telephone. With this incentive, we create a win-win situation for our partners and their customers, who in turn receive translations and texts with a quality guarantee at a reduced price.
Recommended by over 100 partners in Switzerland
TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. has been able to gain over 100 partners during the past two years, including
- Networks such as KMU Swiss AG, Hotel & Gastro Union, Xing Zurich, myblueplanet
- News portals such as NZZ Online, Schweizer Touristik, Travel Inside, persoenlich
- Job portals such as Jobscout24, Topjobs.ch, publiconnect
- Organisations such as Zurich Airport, Zürich Tourism
- Exhibition organisations such as Messe Schweiz, SuisseEMEX, Exhibit & More
- Associations such as Schweizer Werbung SW, ODEC, HR Swiss, Reisebüroverband, FH SCHWEIZ
- Chambers of commerce in various countries such as USA and Canada
Satisfied customers remain the greatest capital
Roman Probst founded his company exactly seven years ago with five thousand Swiss francs as start-up capital. Today, he has 15 employees and more than 300 translators, text professionals and interpreters in his network, providing translation and copywriting services for more than 2,000 companies.
TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. offers translations and texts with a quality guarantee and at the best price possible. With this principle, the company has grown an average of 40% annually over the past five years. Roman Probst commented: “This is a wonderful moment – thank you for this award. However, satisfied customers are and will always be the most important thing for me.”
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