The main goal of this event is to connect course participants with investors and representatives of the Swiss startup ecosystem and to establish important contacts to further develop and realize their business ideas. Investors and invited organizations of the Swiss Startup Ecosystem see up to 30 exciting new startup ideas in a poster exhibition and meet motivated aspiring entrepreneurs.
Would you like to work on a start-up idea? Are you motivated to take your first steps in the Swiss startup ecosystem? Then sign up for the Business Concept course today! A maximum of 25 participants can take part in each course.
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Blum&Grob is a renowned Swiss law firm located in the heart of Zurich. Our Startup-Team has longstanding and broad experience in advising startups of various industry sectors. We support our clients in all legal matters throughout any phase of a company’s life cycle.
Business Angels Switzerland is an association of private individuals willing to invest time and money in small, newly–founded companies with innovative projects. They help startups to realize their potential.
EO has been helping entrepreneurs achieve transformational growth since 1987. Their member network is committed to learning and helping each other succeed. Gain access to the world’s top experts. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much-needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.
The Club‘s vision is to foster entrepreneurship in Switzerland and make Zurich the tech startup epicenter of Europe. The club organises many events, such as the Startup Speed Dating where students are matched with startups.
ETH transfer is the technology transfer office of ETH Zürich and supports the ETH community in all questions relating to research contracts with industry, inventions, patent applications and licensing. ETH transfer supports young entrepreneurs in the early stage of founding their own companies with the “Pioneer Fellowship” (grant) and the deep science incubator “Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab”.
Impact Hub Zurich is a community of 1000+ innovators, startups & corporate partners. It operates two coworking spaces and Kraftwerk, all centrally located in Zürich. Since 2020, Impact Hub Zurich, ZHAW and innosuisse partnered up to use synergies in the process of planning the innosuisse event series.
Redalpine is a seed and early-stage venture investor. They invest in disruptive technologies with focus on highly scalable ICT and Health Tech models. They provide 10-years-plus experience as entrepreneurs and investors and have a great network and access to key opinion leaders.
Run by the ZHAW and supported by its partners ZKB and Technopark Winterthur the interdisciplinary Incubator RUNWAY offers startups in the early phase coaching, collaborative workspace and networking to accelerate their business and startup development. RUNWAY is a consortium partner of STARTUP CAMPUS.
The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) is a non profit association that connects smart money investors with early-stage tech startups.
Startfeld Incubator - Everything a startup needs to take-off. startfeld is a point of contact for all those who want to realise a business idea and implement it in Eastern Switzerland. startfeld offers services in the four areas of Advice & Coaching, Courses & Events, Financing and Space & Infrastructure.
Startupticker.ch is the online platform for young entrepreneurs, innovators and supporters. The hub increases the visibility of young Swiss companies and serves to highlight the diverse and vibrant start-up scene.
Climate protection through innovative technologies: The Technology Fund offers loan guarantees to Swiss companies whose novel products contribute to a sustainable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Comprising the TECHNOPARK facilities in Schlieren, Winterthur and Zurich. It increases awareness of knowledge and technology transfer, promotion of innovation and emerging entrepreneurs, and optimising conditions for startups and spinoffs.
The UZH Innovation Hub is the platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. It bundles skills and knowledge at the university, connects students and researchers with the innovation ecosystem nationally and internationally and provides support to transfer research into marketable products and to realize innovative ideas by founding a venture. The UZH Innovation Hub as a catalyst accelerates the further development of new inventions and ideas and fosters the transfer of innovative research and teaching into economy and society.
ZKB offers professional support in equity and startup financing or mezzanine capital. They have been supporting entrepreneurs in building up their business for almost 150 years. So your business idea can flourish on a stable financial foundation from the very beginning. They are looking for companies and entrepreneurs with a solid business plan and promising future prospects.
Circular Economy Transition is a pioneer initiative that aims at accelerating the transition of Switzerland to a Circular Economy. In close collaboration with Impact Hub Switzerland, sanu durabilitas and with the support of the MAVA foundation, this initiative will contribute to drive the new paradigm for the future of business, policy making and society.
Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland. Learn about the many programs and trainings, they offer after module 2 "Business creation" participants.
We envision a future in which reliable and cost-efficient legal advice is available to everyone through use of machine learning and natural language processing. We will develop a smartphone and / or web application where users can enter their legal questions and will then be guided through a process that in the end determines their rights and obligations.
Anti-bacterial textile using an "anti-filter" system and silver nanoparticles. The silver nanoparticles which are interweaved into a milk protein fibre are protected by the "anti-filter" system to create a lightweight, hygienic textile used in sports gear that cannot be washed (ie. ice hockey protection). Like this the sports gear is odorless, hygienic and sustainable.
Through a novel bioprospection method combining microtechnology and oceanography, we aim to provide highly specific bacteria and enzymes for targeted degradation of persistent environmental micropollutants.
3DSalt enables the manufacturing of 3D-printed, water-dissolvable molds made from pure salt. Such molds facilitate the design process for molds and allow for small series as well as highly complex shapes, which are so far not accessible by traditional molding. These novel molds hence combine the best of 3D printing and injection molding.
AI-powered social art network where local museums, galleries and artists present their art as well as art-related content. Art enthusiasts can browse the network and based on the art and content they indicate to like, our AI algorithm creates a detailed taste profile for them. The user's taste is used to place advertisements and to suggest art that can be purchased directly through our platform.
We are developing a measurement device for objective mechanical characterization of the skin. The device is able to distinguish diseased skin from healthy skin and can be used for skin disease diagnosis. The device can be applied in-vivo, is pain-free and easy to use.
Furzymes is an early stage startup focusing on the development, sales and marketing of
household cleaning products that specifically help pet owners to deal with fur sheddings.
Currently, there is no convenient solution for removing fur sheddings for pet owners. Our initial product will address this issue by offering an affordable, easy-to-use and sustainable spray that removes pet hair, using biological machines, enzymes, that efficiently break down fur into invisible pieces.
We developed an autonomous robotic platform meant for challenging terrain and scenarios. The function of the platform is to enable automatization of labor-intense tasks by providing the needed mobility to traditional industrial robots. We are focusing especially on operations in construction sites, because of the risk of injuries and lack of automatization in the industry.
ITrade is a two-sided data marketplace, which enables people to benefit from their data
financially. Users are able to sell their data which is collected by IoT devices such as smartphones or smartwatches via ITrade. On the other hand, data buyers, such as in the health care sector can visit ITrade to select and buy the data type from the available data offered by users. I trade offers full control of selling to the data owner. ITrade is a Blockchain-based platform which is offering P2P payment and user privacy.
InkVivo provides a 3D printing hydrogel-based biomaterial platform used for tissue engineering and advanced drug delivery system. The fabricated scaffolds enables to control the multimodal release of therapeutics (both hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules), while enhancing tissue regeneration. These systems are meant to be implanted directly at the site of surgery to reduce postsurgical pain, prevent bacterial infection and accelerate tissue healing.
Elaisa.app is a smart assistant for driving students. Our mission is to provide an innovative and fun way of learning to drive. This AI-powered mobile app collects and analyzes driving data and gives personalized recommendations for improving driving.
Iris predicts an individual stress resilience capacity by using a 10 min computerized test based on pupil dilation. Since it is a bio-marker it is impossible to fake, highly reliable and cheap to administer. Currently there is no dedicated resilience test on the market.
We want to revolutionize the Swiss renovation market for real estate and open a marketplace for private impact investors where they can invest in sustainable ventures. We connect private house owners who want to renovate their heating system and help in the reduction of CO2 emissions with impact investors who want to help in saving the environment and we facilitate the whole process.
Eco Lens is an app which aims to fight climate change through smart shopping. While creating shopping lists and scanning his products, the consumer learns about his impact on the environment, through different criterias.
The first geomessenger application that concentrates on the user's location. Receiving a message only if passing by the specific spot where it was sent to. Going beyond private messages, a vast variety of features can help to enhance local communities may it be for private or commercial use.
BeWear offers the first bespoke AI sewing pattern technology as a B to B white label solution for online retailers to customise their fashion collections via 3D body scan. BeWear provides decentralised on-demand customisation to automate and configure fashion through the patented AI sewing pattern software. BeWear fosters a sustainable, eco-friendly fashion industry through on-demand automation and production of bespoke AI fashion without stocks, less waste and less production costs.
Mantis Technologies automates safety-critical surveillance tasks by combining 3D cameras with artificial intelligence. Our technology detects dangerous situations in human-machine
interactions in real-time. The system acts like a pair of human eyes, triggering an alarm, or an intervention when needed.
We are building a device which gives you a subconscious knowledge of time. The idea is to
always know the time without ever having to look at a clock. We are hoping that a device like
that will increase organisation skills, enable more focused work and productivity.