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2021  Finalists

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Congratulations to the 52 finalists of this year's competition! Find out more about their startups below.
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Finance & Insurance

Health & Nutrition

ICT

Industrials & Engineering

Retail & Consumer Services

Congratulations to the 2021 >>venture>> Finalists

Finance & Insurance

 
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Aequitec AG

Managing corporate actions, e.g. capital increases, is manual, error-prone, time-consuming and costly.

Fast growing IPO candidates, listed companies and professional service companies purchase our software and expertise to automate corporate actions together with lawyers, notaries, auditors and bank representatives.

Aequitec reduces workload by up to 90 percent through automation and increases non-listed share visibility and liquidity. CHF 7.5k average annual recurring revenue per contract.

Finance & Insurance

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Aisot

Ever increasing relevant data sources make it hard to be on top of what is happening on the market. At aisot, we offer next level data & predictive analytics. By dynamically combining various real-time datasets – from markets and alternative sources – we can create directly actionable signals beyond sentiments. We are a B2B company selling licenses to trading and investment signals and apply revenue sharing models where appropiate.

Finance & Insurance

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Alquant AG

Alquant is an innovative Swiss quantitative asset management and financial research firm led by Millennials with a focus on equity and volatility investing. Alquant offers disruptive investment products, leveraging the latest technologies and alternative data to find untapped potentials, and provides the next generation of actionable signals to help portfolio managers become data-driven investors.

Finance & Insurance

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Avoodoo

The global Index Industry makes yearly around USD 5 billion revenues and grows by 10%.
Asset management and pension funds ask for more specialized indices like ESG. Regulators demand full transparency. Index providers struggle with these market dynamics. They suffer from a slow time-to-market and high cost due to complex index management processes and quality issues due to data gaps and a fragmented tooling landscape. This leads to a huge loss of market opportunities and revenues.

Finance & Insurance

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CyQuant

Insurers use historical data to estimate insurance premiums. This is not possible with Cyber Risk. we developed an innovative platform to model companies cyber risk. Bringing the technology (ML) to where the risks are growing (cyber), which promises to bring savings for both company and insurer.

Finance & Insurance

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Fea Money Switzerland

Women are the most powerful consumers, driving 70 – 80 % of all purchasing worldwide, However, they are also the most financially unstable compared to men, due to:

Gender pay gaps
Gender pension gaps
Staying away from the job market
Spending habits


Fea Money offers services and products, such as budgeting and in-app community, tailored specifically for women and empowers them to take charge of their finances.

Finance & Insurance

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Fidectus

Fidectus revolutionizes post trading in OTC energy and commodity markets. Our clients benefit of a unified solution enabling them to digitize and fully automate their post trade processes. Fidectus SaaS platform seamlessly integrates into their IT landscape. Our services Confirmations, Settlements, Broker Fees and Financing provide multiple revenue streams, based on per transaction fee and fixed fee models. We become the cogwheel in their processes and continuously extend our value proposition.

Finance & Insurance

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Ignatica

Ignatica is an Insurtech startup offering a cloud-based B2B Saas platform to Insurers and brokers which allows them to launch new products faster, cheaper and much more tailored to reach the individual needs of their clients.

Finance & Insurance

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Kaspar&

700’000 Swiss mass affluent market customers have one and the same problem in today’s low-interest rate world: they know they should invest for tomorrow, but do not know how to start today. Therefore, Kaspar& offers an all-in-one app including a Swiss bank account, a personalized payment card, an automatic transaction-based round-up mechanism that invests the resulting micro-payments and the chance to invest any amount in professionally managed investment strategies. All for a fair flat-fee.

Finance & Insurance

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Lyyna

When customers buy something valuable, they need insurance. Large shops offer insurance on checkout. Small, specialised shops do not. They are too small to partner with insurers. Collectively, however, they account for ~50% of valuable items sales. Lyyna empowers banks to serve this large untapped market: Customers pay for large purchases digitally. A bank connects to Lyyna, which analyses the payment data. and enables the bank to offer their customer the insurance directly from her smartphone.

Finance & Insurance

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Ratyng

Evaluating the financial stability of SMEs is actually quite difficult. We provide the financial industry highly efficient & accessible SME risk assessment, without the need for complex and time-consuming processes. Our models achieve the same quality and predictive power as gold standard banking models, while reducing the required inputs by over 90% and packing it all into an easy to use software suite easily available at attractive prices.

Finance & Insurance

 
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Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition

Anavo Medical

Seromas are one of the most common surgical complications and can have
detrimental consequences. They are fluid-filled cavities that develop in millions of patients and pose a significant burden on the patient, the healthcare providers, and society. For those patients, a seroma diagnosis can also mean a delay in cancer therapy, with a negative impact on life expectancy. We tackle this unmet clinical problem with cutting-edge nanotechnology to provide relief to millions of patients worldwide.

Health & Nutrition

Ancora.ai AG

Ancora.ai accelerates medical innovation. Clinical research is an ineffective, $47B industry, where 80% of trials are delayed due to recruitment challenges, meaning lifesaving drugs are slower to market. Ancora.ai is an AI-powered platform that seamlessly connects key research stakeholders. Using Ancora.ai, anyone can identify relevant trials in minutes. Ancora.ai is used in 100+ countries, has received multiple awards and press coverage, including by Forbes, WIREDHealth and Business Insider.

Health & Nutrition

Inanna Fertility

We revolutionize in vitro fertilizations (IVF) with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Having gained access to millions of failed and successful cycles, we provide data-driven algorithms to fertility clinics, supporting all major steps of the IVF process to dramatically improve their success rates and help do more treatments. We strive to set a new clinical standard based on personalized treatment recommendations, to lessen the emotional, financial and medical burden of IVF.

Health & Nutrition

Invasight

Invasight is a Swiss-based early-clinical stage biotech start-up. Using our breakthrough technology, ACINDATM, we develop novel inhibitors against specific proteins, which causes cancer cell invasion. Invasight’s precise therapies will make a positive difference in the lives of patients with invasive cancers.

Health & Nutrition

KOVE medical AG

To perform surgeries on fetuses during pregnancy, the fetal membrane surrounding the fetus needs to be perforated. This often leads to membrane rupture days or weeks after the surgery, resulting in preterm birth. There is no clinical solution to prevent this to happen, which makes membrane rupture the Achille's heel of prenatal surgeries.
Our technology is an implantable device that will prevent membrane rupture and unleash the potential of in-utero surgeries.

Health & Nutrition

Luya Foods

We create a flavor loaded, juicy taste experience that does not mimic meat. Combining traditional fermentation and modern technology, we transform local, organic okara, a side stream from soy milk and tofu production, into marinated, ready-to-cook slices, chunks and patties. We build a plant-based, circular economy consumer brand with own manufacturing capabilities. We sell our products via wholesalers to food service clients and via stationary and online retail to end consumers.

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Health & Nutrition

MIRAI FOODS

The world’s meat production is unsustainable. It uses 80% of arable land, causes ~15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Every week, around 1 bn animals are slaughtered for food consumption. Meat demand is projected to grow 70% until 2050 – equivalent to a market size of USD 1,700 billion/p.a. Our solution is to cultivate pure meat directly from animal stem cells reducing environmental impact by 80-90%. The very high funds needed for the whole development of the startup is the greatest risk.

Health & Nutrition

MUVON Therapeutics

Our therapy uses the patient’s own muscle precursor cells (MPCs), isolated from a small biopsy and expanded under GMP conditions, to regenerate damaged skeletal muscle tissue.
Our initial focus is the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women.
Compared to existing treatments which either suffer from short-term efficacy or safety concerns (more potent surgical options), our treatment is low-risk, minimally invasive and aims to provide a cure to this highly prevalent disease.

Health & Nutrition

PIPRA AG

We aim to reduce the enormous burden of postoperative complications by identifying high-risk patients prior to surgery. We solve the problem with an AI-powered software licensed to hospitals. We’ve raised 1.3M EUR and are launching in 7 hospitals as a medically certified software this year. Our first product focuses on postoperative delirium (POD). The use of our tool saves an average public hospital in Switzerland 2.2M CHF per year. Very scalable SaaS business model with high margins.

Health & Nutrition

PeriVision

Today, 80M people are affected by glaucoma and the number of sufferers is fast increasing with the aging population. Perimetry is a standard of care to manage glaucoma patients. Yet, current perimetry workflow can not meet the increasing demand, hence urgently need agile, smarter solutions. PeriVision aims to disrupt conventional glaucoma care workflow with its novel VR/AI-based perimetry device allowing for 70% faster eye examinations anywhere, anytime,and making glaucoma care more accessible.

 
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ICT

DuoKey

There is an expression often used in crypto "Not your private keys, not your bitcoin". In fact we can use the same expression for cloud services
"Not your encryption keys, not your data" which clearly leads to a trust issue.
DuoKey seeks to solve this problem by allowing companies to
regain control of their encryption keys for Cloud services.This represents a market to several billion dollars with double-digit growth.

ICT

Lightly AG

Current ML algorithms used for e.g. autonomous driving rely on large amounts of visual data. Annotating, storing, and moving all this data is extremely expensive. Moreover, not all data is necessary for the models to perform well. In fact, it can also negatively affect performance due to biases. Lightly solution allows firm to identify useful data before costly processes take place and thus reduce data related costs by up to 90% without sacrificing models' accuracy.

ICT

Lumiphase AG

We are a deep tech semiconductor hardware company developing products that make optical communication so cheap, compact and efficient that within 10 years, we will grow the number of optical connections in datacenters and telecom networks across the globe from 10s of millions to 10s of billions, enabling every person on the planet to access higher quality and more intelligent services and content, while saving massive amount of energy and cost.

ICT

MapTiler

MapTiler is a software platform for building digital maps of a new generation. Companies and institutions integrate our technology and in-house-made street and satellite maps of the entire world into their products. Over 250 million people per month see our maps in the web and mobile apps of our clients, e.g. SBB, Siemens, IBM, or NASA! Our smart maps are connected to their business data to personalize the content for every unique visitor/customer, the use-case and the look&feel of their brands!

ICT

Meloncast

Meloncast is a fully scalable SaaS solution that provides digital marketers with insights into the content-need of specific target groups. Our solution is bassed on machine learning. With Meloncast marketers safe 20% on customer acquisition costs by understanding what topics are relevant to the target audience, where the target customers are found (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Weblogs or YouTube) and the style of the content that the target audiences prefers.

ICT

MindMetrix

MindMetrix offers a novel app to measure and train brain activation levels during mental training (myFlow). Currently, we develop a virtual reality application for the digital sports market to improve mental training in sports. In the mid- to long-term, we aim to expand and develop a pure smartphone app of myFlow targeting the market for mental training, stress-relief and well-being. We envision to establish myFlow as the go-to app for mental training in sports, health and well-being.

ICT

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Nimagna

Nimagna brings immersive video conferencing to every business, allowing a sense of presence of remote participants. By introducing TV broadcast-style visual experiences, augmented reality and automated multi-camera production, online meetings will “feel-like-real”, be spectacular and engaging.
With Nimagna, remote customer meetings, demonstrations and presentations can be done as if on site. Thus, less business travel is needed, reducing costs and helping to lower the world’s carbon footprint.

ICT

Peerdom

Peerdom is a Software-as-a-Service which liberates organisations from bureaucracy so that the impact of talent is maximised. - without the need of an HR department. Peerdom is literally a bureaucracy-killer. It’s the “LinkedIn” of organisations for collaboration, across teams, silos, organizations and careers. To go from good to legendary, with zero bureaucracy and full entrepreneurship.

ICT

Scanergy

Scanergy aims to develop the world's first commercial 3D smartphone scanner for the masses. The scanning is done via an app, Amscan 3D, which is to be established as a standard for all major smartphone manufacturers. Scanergy's vision is to make a significant contribution to the 3D transformation of the Internet.

With Scanergy, we as founders are making a statement that the smartphone of the future, and thus every user, will play a central role in creating the digital data for the "Mirrorworld".

ICT

SciSwipe

The interpretation and labeling of complex, large-scale data necessitates costly expert resources. SciSwipe develops software to transform complex data to simple images. The transformation enables data interpretation at scale by non-experts. We leverage synergies between algorithms and non-experts for high accuracy and fast labeling of as of yet unexplored data. We allow customers to unlock the value of their complex, large-scale data, starting with the life science sector in Switzerland.

ICT

Tune Insight

As organizations become more data driven, they realize that their own data is not sufficient to make sound decisions, but they are prevented from entering collaborations around sensitive data with others due to fear of data leaks, or because of data-privacy concerns and regulations.
Tune Insight B2B software enables organizations to make better decisions by extracting collective insights from confidential data collaborations, while they remain in full control of their own data.

ICT

 
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Industrials & Engineering

Industrials & Engineering

AICA

We believe that interacting with robots should become as easy as using a smartphone. With this goal, we provide software that incorporates artificial intelligence to simplify the interaction with robots. We believe in strong partnerships with complementary competencies to bring core products to the market and the customer. The strength of AICA lies in a simple graphical programming interface allowing the access to complex control and artificial intelligence algorithms.

Industrials & Engineering

Cowa Thermal Solutions

Cowa is developing compact thermal energy storages to boost renewables in buidlings and in thermal energy systems. The technology is based on capsules filled with a high energy density material. The capusles are stacked into water tanks increasing their capacity by up to factor four. The targeted application is photovoltaic driven heat pump systems, which will become much more self-sufficient. The materials used are cost-effective, fully recycable salt water mixtures based on food additives.

Industrials & Engineering

Enerdrape

Enerdrape is a cleantech spin-off, leveraging a modular, prefabricated geothermal panel technology that allows to turn any kind of new and existing underground into renewable sources for the heating and cooling needs of buildings. By offering energy professionals and building owners, a low-carbon, cost-competitive and easy-to-install solution to save CO2 emissions and increase the use of on-site renewables, Enerdrape foster the decarbonisation of our cities.

Industrials & Engineering

ExerGo

Utilities are struggling to find sustainable and cost-effective district heating/cooling network solutions for citycenters and dense urban areas.
ExerGo solve the problem of decarbonizing these places by offering a new concept of district heating and cooling system, which occupy 1/3rd of the space while keeping the same if not better efficiency. ExerGo engineers and provides the network infrastructure, as well as the software to control the system, which is plugged with HVAC standard equipment

Industrials & Engineering

Green-Y

Green-Y offers a low-cost electricity storage and provides renewable heating and cooling. The combination allows to significantly reduce the costs and offer an already today highly proftable residential electricity storage with an amortization period below 5 years. Besides this, the eco-friendliness is given by using only air and water as working fluids. The solution follows a modular approach and is scalable from a decentral application at a family house up to an application for an utility.

Industrials & Engineering

INERGIO Technologies SA

INERGIO developed a patented approach to miniaturize fuel cell power system, that can operate based on any kind of fuel imaginable. Fuel ranging from high energy density liquid fuels such as propane with 60x more energy density than Li-battery to biogas and also hydrogen. At INERGIO we plan to pave the path of fuel cell as a green energy solution to market by introducing a low-cost system that can benefit from commercially available fuel now and switch to hydrogen once the tech is available.

Industrials & Engineering

Infrascreen

Energy management is at the core of the operations of greenhouses. Infrascreen develops an innovative nano-material used to increase the energy efficiency of agricultural greenhouses. Greenhouses are both more profitable and more sustainable - drastically cutting their CO2 emissions.

Industrials & Engineering

Matriq AG

matriq enables marking plastic components directly inside the forming process with an individual and unique watermark 2D-code for each piece: machine readable, at no delay of cycle time. This real engineering innovation addresses a pain point of plastic part manufacturer in MedTech, automotive, and consumer goods. Today, adhesive labels or laser-marking are standard. We will replace these technologies, at lower cost, higher speed, reduced complexity. We sell markings on customer's product.

Industrials & Engineering

NaturLoop AG

NaturLoop is a Swiss-based cleantech and material science company advocating sustainable development through the production of natural biocomposites. NaturLoop engineers biocomposites made from agricultural waste coupled with bio-based adhesives and develops the required technology to produce them on an industrial scale.

Industrials & Engineering

RatioX

ratioX offers a smooth, step-less automatic bicycle gear change system that provides commuter cyclists with a low maintenance and durable ride that requires no user interaction.
ratioX will sell transmissions directly to bicycle companies who have final assembly operations in Europe, specifically targeting eBikes producers due the rapid growth in this segment.

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Retail & Consumer Services

 

Boostbar AG

Boostbar disrupts the €20bn unattended F&B market with a solution which provides better and more sustainable breaks at lower cost than leading alternatives.

Retail & Consumer Services

Bottle+

* We revolutionize the way of drinking water by developing Bottle+, the bottle for everything.
* Bottle+ is a reusable, modular water bottle for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle on-the-go.
* The modularity is given by detachable adapters. We will build various adapters for different use cases such as sparkling water creation on-the-go, taste infusion on-the-go, etc.
* Our first focus lies on an adapter for sparkling water production on-the-go since there is already a huge, validated market.*

Retail & Consumer Services

FIIND.SPORT

The fitness industry has been expanding very rapidly in the last 10 years which created a new fragile context in the relationships between gyms & coaches.
While the number of gyms increases rapidly, they spend too much time finding the right teams, technically competent, with right experience & and most of all the right mindset. On the other hand, coaches who are mostly independents, find themselves in precarious situations, with no long-term vision and too much time spent on prospection & admin.

Retail & Consumer Services

Hôtel Sauvage

Hotel Sauvage is an innovative hôtel concept that puts nature and sustainability at the center of its concerns by offering 6 A-frame cabins, a coffee shop and a spa, all in the middle of the forest in Champex-Lac, Switzerland.
Why?
- To offer the Swiss the possibility to enjoy a modern and innovative tourism in the respect of the environment as a whole
- To give a modern image of the Valais and Champex-Lac and to continue to develop a tourism in accordance with its time and global warming.

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Jawsome SA

Jawsome SA developed the first smart whitening kit with a unique design that will be connected to an app. The customer will buy an ethical product made in Switzerland using an efficient gel that is sensitivity free. Thanks to our innovative technology, we are able to track the progress of the users and offer a tailor-made program for each individual.
We want to become a trusted, global oral care brand that delivers lifelong positive effects on physical, mental health as well as financial benefits

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Nul

nul has the mission to make the personal and household care industry more sustainable by offering eco-friendly alternatives that actually work. There is the potential for nul to have a big impact in the EUR 17B haircare market in Europe and beyond.
Switching from a bottle of shampoo to a nul shampoo bar would:
-Decrease CO2 production by 6X
-Decrease the use of water by 5X
-Decrease the use of oil by 88X
-Save 4.2 billion plastic bottles from being sold yearly in Europe

Retail & Consumer Services

OMY

OMY is a platform which connects senior people with students to have more social interaction by hourly payment basis.
OMY allows seniors to have social assistance from students who customise their own schedule with personalised activities and demanded price.

Retail & Consumer Services

Parknsleep

we are enthusiastic van campers and figured a problem last summer where to stay legally over night. and with the pandemic the demand for vans and campers became even bigger and the park overnight issue is getting bigger and bigger. so we thought we are going to create a plattform similiar to airbnb but for parking with vans and campers.

Retail & Consumer Services

Pelephant

M.O. (Modus Operandi for a particular way or method of doing something) is an application, that has the capability to scan handwritten math solution path, to verify them and to give hints why a calculation step is right or wrong. This way math students all over the world can use their mobile to check their solution path very quickly, receive tailored hints and enhance their mathematical knowledge.

Retail & Consumer Services

Viatu

Viatu makes booking adventure as easy as ordering an Uber, with accommodation, transportation and activities bookable instantly. We are developing a smart-booking platform to design and book sustainable trips into wild destinations for the conscious traveller. The slick web-based platform will function like an app, and allow travelers to design, share and book expertly curated itineraries instantly, without markups and with full price transparency. All trips are offset locally.

Retail & Consumer Services